Yonatan was born and raised in the Baltimore / Washington DC area. He first visited Israel when he was 17 and fell in love with the country. Upon graduating from the University of Maryland he emigrated. After completing his military service he worked in high tech for 10 years. He then decided that he wanted to share his love and passion for Israel with others and completed his studies to become a licensed tour guide. He spent a number of years abroad living in Japan where he completed a graduate degree in Jewish studies through Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago IL. He returned to Israel in 2011 and since then has been living his dream working as a tour guide / educator. He is known for his enthusiasm, flexibility and his ability to “connect” with different groups from a wide variety of backgrounds.