Brad Garoon

Onward Israel

As VP of Marketing and Communications, Brad creates and implements marketing strategy, finds new ways to grow Onward’s network and engage its community, and manages the organization’s branding, web presence and social media channels.

Brad grew up in suburban Detroit, and lived in the Philippines before moving to New York City. Brad comes to Onward Israel with over a decade of marketing experience, both inside and outside of the Jewish communal world. Before working at Onward Israel, Brad helped to build robust online communities for 16 Handles frozen yogurt company, JDC Entwine, American Friends of The Hebrew University, and Columbia/Barnard Hillel.

Brad received a Masters in Informal Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Bachelors degrees in Comparative Religion and Journalism from Western Michigan University. He is also the founder and editor of Burger Weekly, a blog dedicated to finding and sharing the best hamburgers in the country.