Jon grew up in Newton MA and is a graduate of Rutgers University with a major in economics. He lived in Connecticut for 45 years, commuting into New York City to his haberdashery business and is now a full-time resident on the Cape. He has served on the boards of both the Israel Cancer Research Fund and the United Jewish Federation (including fundraising responsibilities). Jon currently serves on the board of Am HaYam, including fund raising for the Lower Cape Outreach Council in Orleans. He enjoys sports; especially kayaking and sailing on Pleasant Bay.