Bio & Resume


Jonah Canner is an educator, facilitator and mentor offering spiritual, emotional, and strategic support to people and organizations doing good work in the world. His primary focus areas include racial equity, restorative justice, experiential education, and working through conflict. Jonah has been on the founding team of a public high school, a summer camp, a national education organization and an international change initiative. He has been a classroom teacher, summer camp director, and a curriculum designer. Jonah is a recipient of the Ariene de Rothschild Fellowship for Jewish and Muslim Social Entrepreneurs and has a Masters in Education from the New School University in New York. He currently works as a coach, mentor and trainer for schools, summer camps and start-up organizations.


Institute for Democratic Education in America (2009 - Present) Advisor & Facilitator: Periodically provides coaching and support for staff and community members as well as facilitation of in person and virtual gatherings including; Learning Tours, Learning Breakthrough Series, IDEA Camps, and Racial Affinity Groups

Foundation for Jewish Camp (2010 - Present) Cornerstone Advisor: Offers coaching & support to camp counselors, their supervisors, and camp directors that participate in FJC’s Cornerstone Fellowship

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Ramapo for Children (2013 - 2019) Restorative Justice Coach: Worked with school leaders, teachers, counselors and students to build the capacity of a school community to shift their culture and structures towards taking on a more restorative approach to teaching, learning and conflict

Avodah (2016 - 2019) NYC Justice Fellowship Director:


Fertile Grounds Project (2006 - 2015) Co-Founder & Educational Director:


Community School for Social Justice (2002 - 2008) Founding Teacher & Advisor: