Rabbi Jonny Kersh
If you didn’t figure it out from his accent, Jonny Kersh grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. He studied Marketing in college, while playing in a band gigging at pubs and clubs contributing to the city's vibrant music scene. Although he doesn’t play the bagpipes – he does play a mean blues guitar! What started as an exploration about life through his poetry and music, eventually led him on a quest for a more meaningful way of living. He discovered Judaism and fell in love with it, studying at yeshivas in London and Manchester. He soon met his wife Rebecca in London and then moved to Israel to study in the famous Mir yeshiva. He eventually embarked on a rabbinical program at the Jerusalem Kollel whereupon he received his rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg and Rabbi Yitzchak Berkowitz. After moving to New York, Jonny and Rebecca worked as campus educators at Cornell and Binghamton Universities for 3 years before moving to Brooklyn, where he now runs the Aish NY campus program. Jonny and Rebecca have 2 boys and a girl and reside in Brooklyn, NY. He’s currently learning to speak English with a Brooklyn accent.