Rebecca Howard

Nefesh Executive Director

Rebecca Howard
Rebecca Howard

Rebecca Howard is Nefesh’s Executive Director. Prior to her staff position, she found inspiration in Rabbi Susan’s teachings and sermons and sought her guidance for her own son’s bar mitzvah. It was then that she learned about the Rabbi’s new adventure —  bringing Nefesh to the east side of LA.

A longtime eastside resident, Rebecca shared Rabbi Susan’s enthusiasm, powered by the Nefesh community, for reviving Jewish culture in her own neighborhood and Rebecca began working with Rabbi Susan to support her vision in any way she could. With a background in media, Rebecca spent many years as an executive at such companies as 20th Century Fox, Discovery Communications, Huffington Post and The New York Times.

Rebecca’s executive experience is broad, deep, and creative. It covers, among other things, strategic, branding, marketing, production, and distribution. She is adept at managing people and projects, interweaving innovation with a multidisciplinary approach. With a passion for community building, Rebecca brings her wide skill set to Nefesh’s mission and is grateful for this meaningful opportunity to make a difference by supporting this dynamic Jewish spiritual community dedicated to empathy, love, and justice. 

About Nefesh

Rabbi Susan Goldberg


Rebecca Howard

Executive Director

Duvid Swirsky

Music Director

Sally Dworsky

Associate Music Director

Ellen Kennedy

Program Manager

Bobby Apperson

Web & Social Media

Ari Herstand


Ian Schiffer

Community Weaver

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