Jon is a national community builder with a commitment to LGBTQ+ rights. His work organizing diverse communities through an intersectional Jewish lens is inspired by the wisdom and experiences he has gained as a Gay, Mexican, Jew. As Keshet’s Director of Community Mobilization, Jon has mobilized Jewish institutions in all 50 states to fight for LGBTQ+ rights. Jon has been fortunate to participate in a number of fellowships—Uri L’Tzedek Torah In Action, Bend The Arc Selah Leadership Program, Joyous Justice Ko’ach Fellowship, Jewtina y Co. PUENTES Leadership and Resiliency—which have been instrumental to his professional development.
After graduating from Florida State University, Jon applied his passions for the Jewish community and service as a Repair the World Fellow in Brooklyn, where he engaged young professionals in hands-on service and Jewish learning. Following the Fellowship, Jon served as the Interim Director of the Jewish Volunteer Center at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, implementing community-wide service events and organizing a young professional volunteer movement. He then returned to Repair the World where he launched Repair the World Miami. As the Program Manager, Jon spearheaded new initiatives and partnerships on both local and national levels to solidify the organization’s presence to become its sixth Fellowship site in the country.
A South Florida native, Jon currently lives in Miami with his fiance Kevin. Outside of work, Jon can be found riding on his Peloton with Team #Kesheton, relaxing at the beach, reading queer fiction novels, and using online menus to plan the meal before getting to the restaurant.