Yoni Shapira


Soccer fan, budding guitarist, world traveler


Yoni is thrilled to begin his role as the new JAFI Israel fellow at MCH. Originally from Netanya, Israel, Yoni has lived in Jerusalem for the last 5 years where he completed his master’s degree in International Relations at the Hebrew University. Yoni was active in the Hebrew University student union where he served as head of the department of culture and student life. After his military service in the Israeli Air Force, Yoni traveled across the U.S. and Canada, and is delighted to experience Chicago again, this time as a resident, and to explore all the great things this amazing city has to offer!

In his free time Yoni enjoys playing the guitar, going to see his favorite soccer team Maccabi Netanya, watching sports on TV or live, and going to see live rock shows - He can’t wait to go and see Guns N’ Roses when they come through town in November!

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