Born in Israel, Yonit grew up in Buffalo, New York, where she developed an affection for snow and hot chocolate. Yonit was an international student at York University (Toronto), where she received a BA in History and Religious Studies. Deciding to make a change in her life which reflected her deepening Jewish identity and love for Israel, Yonit made aliyah at the outbreak of the Second Lebanon War in 2006. Upon completing the MA program in Jewish Education at the Hebrew University, the schoolroom setting could not contain Yonit’s boundless energy or provide an outlet for adventure. It was at this juncture that she set her sights on becoming a tour guide. In her mind, there is nothing more exciting than walking the land and connecting to one’s roots.
When she isn’t inspiring Jewish youth, exploring the Holy Land with Christian ministers, or touring the hills of the Judean Desert with Bar/Bat Mitzvah families, Yonit works as an events and documentary photographer.