Juan Gilces Coronel is Manager, Israel & Global Jewish Citizenship at Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Prior to this position, he was the Chief of Staff to the Consul General of Israel to New England. From 2016-2018, Juan worked for The David Project of Hillel International as a Senior Campus Coordinator. Juan was born in Ecuador to a family of Dutch-Portuguese Jewish origin and was raised in South Florida. Juan holds a M.S. in Global Studies and International Relations from Northeastern University and a B.A. in International Relations from Florida International University.
There are over 250,000 Latin American Jews today. Latin American Jews are not homogenous, but diverse. Today, the Greater Miami area has become home to thousands of Latinx Jews, some with strong ties to Latin America.