Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu Named JFN Executive Vice President

Jewish Funders Network is delighted to announce it has hired Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu as its new Executive Vice President. She will begin on June 14.

In partnership with the JFN team, Rabbi Sirbu will help JFN to grow and transform as it seeks to enhance its role as a catalyst for partnerships and coalitions in the Jewish philanthropic world.

The founding director of four start-up Jewish organizations, Rabbi Sirbu is adept at identifying needs in the Jewish communal landscape and then building systems, experiences, and organizations that aim to solve these needs. Most recently, she served as Director of the Engagement Division at Hadassah: The Women’s Zionist Organization, where she oversaw systems and programs for member engagement for over 300,000 members and 700 local chapters. Read more about her here.

As Executive Vice President, Rabbi Sirbu will be the day-to-day operating executive working with staff and leadership to implement JFN’s programs. She replaces Deena K. Fuchs, who left in March to serve as Executive Director of Micah Philanthropies, a JFN member.

“I’m looking forward to working with Rebecca in taking JFN to the next level,” said JFN President and CEO Andrés Spokoiny. “Over the past year, despite the impact of the pandemic, we grew our membership and programs; Rebecca will help us leverage that growth for the benefit of the entire community. Her experience in creating and running networks, and in providing excellent service within member organizations is what JFN needs in this new phase.”

“I am excited to begin my work with JFN as we look to creatively address ongoing issues in the Jewish world, Israel, and beyond,” Rabbi Sirbu said.

Jewish Funders Network is an international community of private foundations and philanthropists with over 2,500 members from 11 countries around the world whose mission is to promote meaningful giving and take an active part in the processes that change the thinking and action patterns of philanthropy in the Jewish world.