Michael, who has recently worked for Israeli start-ups, brings his love of Jewish heritage and culture to his job as executive director of the Indiana Jewish Historical Society. Michael is a board member of the Sinai Synagogue in South Bend. He is the former Executive Director at The Hillel of Southern Illinois University. Michael has a significant background in Jewish history, program innovation, and volunteer work. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Indiana University Bloomington in 2007 and has a Certificate from the Borns Jewish Studies Program. Michael is a US Army Reserves and National Guard veteran who served in the Medical Corps. Michael loves discussing Jewish food's history and evolution and is the host of IN-Jewish History Podcast, a series discussing Indiana's Jewish past.