Rabbi Juan Mejía was born in Bogotá, Colombia. After discovering the Jewish roots of his family, he embarked on a spiritual journey that lead him back to the religion and the people of his ancestors. He holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the National University of Colombia and a summa cum laude Master´s Degree in Jewish Civilization from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received rabbinic ordination from the Rabbinical School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in NY. He plans to devote his life to the Torah education of both Jews and descendants of anusim wherever they may be. Currently he does this through his activities as the Southwestern coordinator of Bechol Lashon and through his website www.koltuvsefarad.com.
He lives in Oklahoma City with his wife Rabbi Abby Jacobson and his daughter Gracia Hannah.