Matthew Hon grew up in a Chinese and Ashkenazi Jewish family in Cerritos, California. After studying history and music at the University of California, Irvine, he earned a master’s degree in Jewish studies at New York University. Matthew has since pursued a career in social justice organizing, currently as a Faith-Rooted Organizer with CLUE Justice. Previously, he worked with the California Democratic Party and Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on electoral campaigns and census outreach. He has volunteered in leadership roles with Bend the Arc and Never Again Action.
A Hebrew school teacher at Temple Isaiah, Matthew is a member of the Boyle Heights Chavurah. He also serves on the Grant Advisory Committee of the Jews of Color Initiative. Matthew feels called by his faith and identity to help build a multiracial democracy in Los Angeles in solidarity with workers, immigrants, and our diverse communities.
Storyteller, Inspiring Stories: Interfaith Family Choices