Ezra, 23, is a recent graduate from the University of Cincinnati, where he majored in Electrical Engineering and minored in Mathematics. He grew up in Cincinnati and went to Walnut Hills. Ezra had a typical Jewish upbringing, which included Sunday School and a bar mitzvah at Beth Adam. He has been to Israel on a Birthright trip and through Onward Israel. He was also active in Jewish life on campus at UC, where he was involved with Cincinnati Hillel, Alpha Epsilon Pi, and the David Project.