Jason Santos started working with Park Avenue Synagogue in 2010, spending his first two years at PAS as a contractor. During that time, he shined as a leader and was promoted to a managerial position in 2012, later becoming Facilities Director in 2018. As Facilities Director, Jason manages three buildings for PAS – 50 E 87th Street, 9 E 89th Street, and the Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center at 11 E 89th Street — as well as five clergy and staff apartments. Before PAS, he served as a maintenance supervisor at CBS for five-plus years, where he learned many of the skills he uses today, from cleaning to woodwork and repairs.
“What drives me every day is that there’s not a week that goes by that I don’t learn something. Every day is a challenge,” Jason says. “Any task that anybody gives us, we handle it with respect.”
In his spare time, Jason enjoys watching sports and movies (ask him about Marvel trivia any day!), as well as playing baseball and basketball. He has even been known to tear up the waterways on a jet ski! He was raised by his mother, a fearless leader who continues to inspire him. Jason aims to make her proud every day.