Aaron is a lifelong educator, problem-solver, and social justice activist. Prior to his work with the Foundation he spent 10 years as part of the leadership team at American Jewish World Service (AJWS), organizing and mobilizing American Jews to channel their philanthropy, volunteer time, and political power to support global human rights. Before joining AJWS, Aaron spent nine years designing and leading informal education programs at Temple Isaiah, a synagogue in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Aaron was a founding board member of Repair the World, a nonprofit committed to promoting service in the Jewish community, and served on the board of Coney Island Prep, an innovative charter school in South Brooklyn.
Aaron holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin, an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Certificate from the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Talia Milgrom-Elcott and their daughters Oren, Sela, and Dami.