Rebecca is very excited to join the Yavneh team! Prior to joining Yavneh, she served as the J-Camp Director at the OFJCC in Palo Alto, running summer and year-round camp programs. She is looking forward to bringing her camp ruach (spirit) and enthusiasm to the Yavneh community through the Jewish Life, Global Research, and ELA programs. Prior to creating meaningful camp experiences at the OFJCC, Rebecca worked in New York City running teen and young adult Israel programs for the Union for Reform Judaism and teaching youth about Israel and Jewish life through a variety of formal and informal institutions.
Rebecca is a proud Gator from the University of Florida where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, English, and Communications. She also attended New York University and received a Master’s Degree in Education and Jewish Studies. During graduate school she began a special focus on facilitating meaningful, nuanced, and engaging Israel Education through her training and work with the iCenter, as well as her numerous Israel immersive experiences including the year-long Otzma program. She is looking forward to providing enriching experiences for the Yavneh middle school community and sharing her passion for Humanities and Jewish Education. In her free time she enjoys all the active adventures of California, as well as singing and dancing to her favorite tunes.