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Rabbi Yona born in Jerusalem Israel, studied in Yeshivas in Israel, New Jersey, and New York, received his Bachelors Degree from the Rabbinical College of America, and his Rabbinical Ordination from the former chief Rabbi of Israel. While completing his rabbinical and postgraduate studies, he spent the last five years leading services, educational seminars, and community outreach in numerous cities across the globe, South East Asia, South America, and New York. He has also taught and lectured on an array of subjects such as Talmud, Halacha, and Chassidic philosophy at the online school based in New York.

Together with his wife Devorah and their 2 children , they moved to Massapequa Park in September of 2010 to offer Jewish Services and programming in the South Bay of Long Island, all in a welcoming fashion where one is made to feel at home.

Growing up in Chabad communities their passion to inspire and reach out to a fellow Jew is imbedded in them since their childhood. Drawing participants to holiday services days after their arrival, they are seeking to expand Chabad's programs where many more can experience Judaism and its traditions.

 Family Update 2019: With the Blessing of Hashem the Edelkopf Family has grown to 6 Beautiful Children,