Rebecca Caspi

Rebecca Caspi

Director General Israel Office & Senior VP Israel and Global Jewry


Jewish Federations of North America

Rebecca Caspi is the senior vice president for Israel and Global Jewry of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and director general of JFNA’s Israel office, a position she has held since joining the organization in 2007. 

In this capacity, Caspi leads a team that represents North American Jewry and the Federation movement in the Jewish state. The department oversees hundreds of projects, missions and other Federation activities in Israel, interfaces with all levels of the Israeli government, liaises with JFNA’s partners, including The Jewish Agency for Israel and The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and represents the North American Jewish community to Israel’s top business, philanthropic, military, academic, judicial, rabbinic and communal leaders. Caspi is a gifted public speaker and a much sought-after coach and mentor who frequently appears in Israeli media. 

Caspi serves as the senior professional dedicated to Federations’ global agenda providing strategic leadership and engaging with a wide range of funders and organizations; delivering fiduciary oversight and grant management; system-wide crisis response in Israel and overseas; and combatting anti-Semitism and the BDS movement. She also directs the production of JFNA’s annual General Assembly (GA) conference when it takes place in Israel – the next overseas gathering is scheduled for Spring 2023 to coincide with Israel’s 75th anniversary. 

Prior to joining JFNA, Caspi 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. She serves on the boards of a number of Israeli organizations. 

Caspi 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. 

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