Bringing to light

The importance of relationship building through an intentional practice of connecting & listening while having the opportunity to introduce new audiences to UpStart’s mission.

The basics

Rebecka comes to UpStart with over a decade of diverse experience in the Jewish nonprofit space. She is looking forward to focusing her energy on social entrepreneurship. Prior to joining UpStart, Rebecka worked for the Lawrence Family JCC as the Director of Philanthropy, where she set the strategy & oversaw the JCC’s fundraising efforts which led the organization through a strategic shift to embrace a Culture of Philanthropy.

Her past roles as the Director of the San Diego Jewish Teen Initiative and with JDC Entwine and BBYO solidified her belief in the power of Jewish experiences. Rebecka is based in San Diego, CA, and she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation & Human Services & Jewish Studies from the Pennsylvania State University, Happy Valley.

How Rebecka finds meaning and comes together with others

Rebecka enjoys spending time with family and friends, through food, traveling, and spending time exploring San Diego with her husband, Eric, and daughter, Demi.