Born in California in 1992, Jonathan was only three weeks old when he moved to the Netherlands with his parents. In Amsterdam he attended the Jewish primary and high schools. Studying for a year at Tel Aviv University, Jonathan returned to Amsterdam to discover that there was no active Jewish Student Union anymore in the Netherlands. A student of clinical psychology at the University of Amsterdam, Jonathan decided to reestablish the Dutch Union of Jewish Students (IJAR). IJAR is now active in four different major Dutch cities. As president of IJAR, Jonathan got to know the European Union of Jewish Students. Serving for a year as the Vice President of EUJS, after obtaining his degree in 2014, Jonathan went on to become the Executive Director of EUJS. In this role Jonathan oversees all daily operations of EUJS. His responsibilities include managing the staff at the headquarters in Brussels, speaking up against anti-Semitism and racism at the United Nations Humans Rights council, organizing a seminar for Jewish students to introduce them to European institutions such as the European Parliament and European Commission in Brussels, and organizing a Summer University for Jewish Students that attracts over 350 people from 28 different countries.