Yoni Hammerman serves as the Director of WJC NextGen, a program of the World Jewish Congress which identifies, supports, and trains young Jewish leaders, aged 15-26, supporting them in making an impact today and preparing them to be leaders in Jewish communities around the world tomorrow. As a part of his role, Yoni manages the Lauder Fellowship, Start-Up Nation Mentorship, NextGen Inc., Jewish Youth Assembly, and WJC’s Internship program. He additionally consults and supports WJC’s communications and events teams.
Yoni holds a B.S. from Binghamton University, graduating in 2018 with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Israel Studies. He began working at the World Jewish Congress in May 2018 shortly after his undergraduate graduation, initially serving as the Campaign & Global Media Coordinator. In December 2020, Yoni received his Masters in Business Administration, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Raised in Rockland, NY, Yoni’s involvement in the Jewish community took root while attending Binghamton University. During his four years there, he served on the Executive Board for two years and chaired major events for Hillel at Binghamton, served as a Fellow for several pro-Israel organizations, and was Treasurer and Israel Engagement Chair for the Binghamton Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi.