Hi, I’m Dr. Yoni.
I’m the author of Scripted Genius as well as a husband, father, semiotician, Jewish theologian, and bearded geeky guy.
When it comes to Yiddishkeit, I’m a Levite from my father’s side and halachically a Baali Ger. My style is frum, my tradition is Ashkenaz, and my praxis is Orthodox from a Yeshivish-Chassidic blended approach.
I hold a Doctor of Ministry in Semiotics, Leadership, and Future Change from Portland Seminary and Masters of Divinity as well as a Bachelor of Science in Religion with a triple-minor in biblical studies, Christian counseling, and psychology from Liberty University.
I left Christianity to convert to Orthodox Judaism around January/February of 2017 as the result of my studies in my program. Since then I have been living as an observant Orthodox Jewish individual within an Orthodox community. My dissertation focuses on building bridges primarily through Jewish-Christian relations both theologically and practically.