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Jonathan 'Yoni' Aaron

Jonathan 'Yoni' Aaron

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Yoni is known as someone dedicated to helping people in all stages of life. 

Three years after becoming a licensed nursing home administrator, he founded Citadel Healthcare , a leading provider of healthcare for older adults. In addition to his own nursing home(s) - where he is known for treating patients like family - Yoni is the co-chair of the Healthcare Council of Illinois, which supports nursing homes across the state. During the pandemic, he pivoted his care to COVID patients and served on Mayor Lightfoot's taskforce to reopen the city of Chicago. 

Beyond his career, Yoni actively supports many organizations in the Jewish community. He attends synagogue at Congregation Beth Shalom in Northbrook and studies at the Skokie Community Kollel; he also supports the Chicago Center for Torah and Chesed, Ida Crown Jewish Academy - which he attended - and Camp Chi.

AGE:
36

PRONOUNS:
He/Him/His

PRIMARY GIG:
Co-Founder & CEO of Citadel Healthcare

ON THE SIDE:
Husband & father to three girls

SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME:
I didn't learn how to swim until I was 33

HOW YOU JEW IN CHICAGO:
Frequent visitor to The Sandwich Club & Emma's Bagel Cafe

A JEW WHO INSPIRES YOU:
Simon Wiesenthal

YOUR BEST PIECE OF ADVICE:
Be true to who you are and spend less time worrying what others think.

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