Nessa Rapoport, Charles H. Revson Foundation

TITLE: Senior Program Officer

FUNDING AREAS: Jewish life, Jewish education, and Jewish culture in North America.

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PROFILE: Nessa Rapoport serves as Senior Program Officer at the Charles H. Revson Foundation. Her foundation bio shares: 

Nessa Rapoport oversees grants that focus on North American Jewish life and Israel. She joined the Foundation in 2005 and has worked in the nonprofit sector since 1991, developing programs and publications in the areas of leadership education and Jewish culture in the United States and Israel. Previously, she was a senior editor at Bantam Books, where she specialized in memoirs, including the bestselling book of the decade, Iacocca: An Autobiography.
She is the author of a novel, Preparing for Sabbath; a collection of prose poems, A Woman’s Book of Grieving; and a memoir, House on the River: A Summer Journey. She writes and speaks frequently on Jewish culture and imagination.