Well, I'm sure you're all quite jealous of Yoni and his adventures by now aren't you? I know we are. In case you missed it, we've already seen Yoni roam the streets and the beaches of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, get to test drive an electric car, be serenaded by a local Israeli girl, meet some of the most fascinating entrepreneurs in the country and much more.
In this episode, Yoni meets another fascinating personality. Her name is Eli Winkelman and she is the founder of an organization called Challah for Hunger.
From Yoni: "I first met Eli in DC, at Sixth and I, a renovated synagogue that is used for all sorts of cool events. I happened to be there on business but we made a stop at 6th&I because we knew the program director, Annie Lummerman from Wash U.
I started talking with Eli, who did PresenTense last year, and we discussed our various challenges as 'Jewish social entrepreneurs'.Eli is in Israel for ROI and dropped by the PresenTense hub to talk about what she does. Before she spoke, I sat down with her to hear more of her challenges and got her permission to interview her.
Eli's project is really amazing because it builds organically and creates community while doing a lot of social good. If anyone wants to start a chapter in Cincinnati, it could be amazing."
Cincinnati born and bred, Yoni found his way to STL by way of Washington University, where he earned a B.A. in Psychology. Mensch-wannabe, blogger, beatboxer, drummer, producer, Yid lover, hip hopper, and life explorer, Yoni just loves learning. Currently on loan from the Tel Aviv City Team (TACT), Yoni spends his evenings trying to understand metropolitan entertainment, networking and finance (music, people, and how not to go broke seeing as much of both as possible).