Executive Director, Israel Office
Senior Vice President, Israel and Overseas
Rebecca Caspi is the senior vice president for Israel and Overseas 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, leads the liaison with JFNA’s historic partners, 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.
Rebecca, who is also passionate about archaeology and plays the oboe in an orchestra, is married with three children and lives just outside of Jerusalem, Israel.