Rebecca Neuwirth builds platforms for Strategic Engagement and Development at JDC (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee), which is the largest Jewish humanitarian organization in the world. She works on creative events, travel, and giving opportunities – but most of all, on building strong relationships with donors.
Previously, she served on the senior staff of AJC (American Jewish Committee), where she founded and directed ACCESS: AJC’s new generation program. She also served as Executive Director of Thanks To Scandinavia, a scholarship foundation.
Rebecca serves on the Board of the Penn South Social Services and Thanks To Scandinavia and the Advisory Board of the Sandy Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College; she previously served on the Board of High 5 Tickets to the Arts, an arts education organization. She was a Convener for JCPA’s inaugural Resetting the Table project in 2014, and is the organizer of Chelsea Community Dinners.
Rebecca grew up in New York and graduated from Stuyvesant High School. She has a BA magna cum laude from Yale University and an MA from the Free University in Berlin.
While in Germany, she translated a book on educational history by the father of modern systems theory, Niklas Luhmann. She is married and has three children.