Juan Caldes Rodriguez

Diplomatic Council member- Spain

“My name is Juan Antonio Caldes Rodriguez and I am a 24 year old islander born in the beautiful island of Palma de Mallorca, Spain. At the young age of 14 years old I moved to a boarding school in CT, USA. I majored in Political Science and Finance from Emmanuel College, located in the city of Boston. Currently I am finishing my studies in the field of Law at the University of Edinburgh. I have had the great opportunity to live in five different countries and nine different cities. I am fluent in Spanish, English and Catalan, and I speak a little bit of Hebrew.

I am very much involved in my Jewish life as I am currently serving as the Director of the Public Affairs section of FEJJE (Federation of Young Jews in Spain). I describe myself as an unapologetic Zionist and I often participate in mainstream Spanish media to talk about Israeli politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I also work as an educator giving tours in the Jewish quarter of Palma and I am also a member of the Proyecto Shoa that consists of going to different schools and teaching teenagers about the sordid legacy of the Holocaust. I am thrilled to be part of the DC team. I hope that this new incredible initiative will bring us, as European Jews, even closer to each other and that we will be able to create a network of young political/social activists in working to spread more awareness about Israel and Judaism.”

Additional Leadership
MR. PASCAL MARKOWICZ
Member of the Board of Directors CRIF, France
RABBI ARIE GOLDBERG
Director, Rabbinical Centre of Europe
MR. KÁLMÁN SZALAI
Secretary Action and Protection Foundation, Hungary