Rebecca Caspi is the senior vice president for global operations of The Jewish Federations of North America, as well as the director general of JFNA’s Israel office, a position she has held since joining the organization in 2007.
In this capacity, Rebecca leads a team that serves as the eyes and ears –and often voice – of North American Jewry and the Federation movement in Israel. Rebecca’s department oversees hundreds of projects, missions and other Federation activities in Israel, runs JFNA’s Global Planning Table, leads the liaison with JFNA’s historic partners, organized the 2013 General Assembly (GA) in Jerusalem, represents the movement to the Israeli media and wider public, and interfaces with all levels of the Israeli government.
Prior to joining JFNA, Rebecca worked for over 16 years at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee where she earned the distinction of being the first woman ever appointed to JDC’s global executive management team. Rebecca has an extensive background in operational management, human resources and financial resource development.
Rebecca holds a BA in Archaeology and Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from New York University, and an MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is married with three children and lives in Motza Illit, just outside of Jerusalem.