Jon Cohen (he/him), Director of Community Mobilization

Jon is excited to merge his dedication to community building with his personal mission for LGBTQ+ rights and representation. By applying his own experiences, he revels in the opportunity to organize diverse communities through an intersectional Jewish lens as the Director of Community Mobilization at Keshet.

After graduating from Florida State University, Jon was able to engage his passions for the Jewish community and service as a Repair the World Fellow in Brooklyn, engaging young professionals in hands-on service through Jewish values. After his time as a Fellow, he served as the Interim Director of the Jewish Volunteer Center at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, executing community-wide service events and organizing a young professional volunteer movement. He then went on to become the Program Manager for Repair the World Miami, launching Repair’s 6th Fellowship city and spearheading programs and partnerships through local and national initiatives.

A South Florida native, Jon lives in Miami with his partner, Kevin. Outside of work he can be found relaxing at the beach, reading, volunteering, and using online menus to plan the meal before getting to the restaurant.

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Shannon Saul (she/they), Community Mobilization Manager

Shannon Saul brings her passion for intersectional community organizing and a legislative background to her role as Community Mobilization Manager.

Prior to joining Keshet, Shannon was a Research Analyst at the National Conference of State Legislatures where she worked across an array of policy domains affecting child and family well-being to track legislation and provide research for state legislators. She earned her B.A. from the University of Denver in International Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies with a minor in Hebrew. She has worked at a rape crisis center supporting survivors and providing consent education for local schools and co-founded a nonprofit to help survivors of gender-based violence share their stories.

In her free time, you can find Shannon traveling and listening to Beyoncé. She lives in Denver with her puppy named Auckland, who is spoiled like the princess she is.

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