Aron Verstanding was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1985 and grew up within its Jewish Community. Over the course of the years he has been active in the community in many different capacities. In 2014, Aron Verstanding was elected Chairman of the community that currently has about 4,300 members making it the largest Jewish community in the Nordics. As chairman of the Stockholm community, he is also head of the Official Council of Swedish Jewish Communities representing Swedish Jews in relation to the Swedish government and official institutions. He is a lawyer by profession.