Ron Arons Biography

Born in New York, Ron Arons was reared a goodie two-shoes. Aside from five moving violations (including driving with his brights on), he has never been afoul of the law. Ron earned a B.S. in Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He worked for many years as a marketer at high-tech companies, including Texas Instruments, Ashton-Tate, and Sybase, before deciding to work full time on his first book, The Jews of Sing Sing. Ron became interested in understanding his roots after he lost both his parents to cancer. In researching his criminal ancestor’s past, Ron has traced his roots to England, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania. In 2005 Ron won a Hackman Research Residency Award from the New York State Archives to continue his research of New York Jewish criminals. In January 2008, Ron appeared on the PBS television series, The Jewish Americans, as the acknowledged expert on Jewish criminals of New York’s Lower East Side. Ron tours the country giving educational and entertaining presentations on Jewish criminals and Jewish genealogy.

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