Janu was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica where he had his bar-mitzvah in a sand-floored synagogue, and developed his life-long love of reggae music. He completed his B.Sc. in Political Science in 2005 at the University of the West Indies. He then moved to Miami, where he worked in corporate business for seven years. Seeking something more meaningful, he found his home in Miami’s Jewish community, and soon realized that this was where he belonged professionally. He was recruited by Temple Beth Am in 2013 where he spent five years building and managing their young-adult engagement efforts. He also spent three years with Hillel on campus as Director of Engagement at the University of Miami. Janu has always had a passion for engaging in service, social justice and politics. The opportunity to take a more active role in Jewish community building and civic engagement led him to his current role as founding Executive Director of Repair the World Miami.