Rebecca Caspi

Senior VP, Global Operations & Director General, JFNA Israel

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, organizes the 2013 General Assembly 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. Her positions with JDC included serving as Executive Director of Worldwide Human Resource Development, Deputy Director for International Relations, and Director of Human Resources and Administration for the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute.

Rebecca was the first woman ever appointed to JDC’s global executive management team. She has an extensive background in operational management, human resources and financial resource development.

Sessions:
Wedding Bell Blues: The Case for Freedom of Choice in Marriage in Israel War and Anti-Semitism, Rebirth and Renewal: Understanding the Needs of the Global Jewish Community See full program