Angel Alvarez-Mapp, whose father is from Puerto Rico and whose mother is from Panama, was born in Manhattan, Kansas but raised mostly in Germany, growing up as an Army brat/preacher’s kid. When he was in high school, the family returned to the United States, where they settled in Stockton, California. He has been an active, long-time member of the San Francisco Jewish community where he studied for conversion with Rabbis Alan Lew, z”l, and Dorothy Richman.
Angel is the Program Manager for the Jews of Color Field Building Initiative, a national effort focused on building and advancing the professional, organizational, and communal field for Jews of Color. Angel most recently was CEO of Hello Maze, a Jew-ish subscription box company. Prior to that he served as executive director of Congregation Beth Sholom. Angel is a seasoned nonprofit professional with extensive experience in the development of comprehensive strategic plans, capital campaigns, and communication/marketing plans. He has provided strong leadership and strategic direction to organizations for more than 10 years.
Angel studied business administration at St. Mary’s College of California and graphic design at the Art Institute of California, San Francisco. He lives in San Francisco with his partner, Daniel Ewald.