Yair Walton is a rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. Before coming to HUC, he worked with Jewish youth in various capacities as an assistant high school teacher who worked with March of the Living and led trips to Poland and Israel. He has worked for various Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform organizations, helping people connect to the greater Jewish community. He has been blessed with the opportunity to work and volunteer with Jewish communities all over the world—in Ukraine, Costa Rica, Argentina, Lithuania, and of course Israel. Yair is interested in how relationships build Jewish communities and change how we approach Jewish education. He is very excited to continue his learning and bring it to the larger world in a way that enriches the community. Yair has served as the student rabbi in Rapid City, South Dakota and Joplin, Missouri. He has also been a TJF fellow for Kulanu, the Cincinnati Reform Jewish High School and worked as the Rabbinic Engagement Director for AgeWell JFS/Cincinnati.