Paul Rockower

Paul Rockower

Executive Director


Paul Rockower is the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Phoenix.  He is formerly the Executive Director of Levantine Public Diplomacy, an independent public diplomacy organization. He has managed the U.S. Department of State’s American Music Abroad and Next Level programs in dozens of countries around the world, including many countries in conflict.  He has partnered with numerous U.S. diplomatic posts to run public diplomacy programs–in countries ranging from Algeria to Iraq to Venezuela to Zimbabwe. Rockower has worked on public diplomacy with multiple Foreign Ministries, including Israel and India, and was an International Visiting Fellow at a think tank in Taiwan. He holds a Master’s of Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor’s from Brandeis University. 

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Amanda Garcia

Amanda Garcia

Associate Director


Amanda Garcia is the Associate Director of the JCRC of Greater Phoenix. Amanda has over a decade of experience as a Jewish communal professional as well as leadership roles on several boards including the Bureau of Jewish Education, Jewish Free Loan and National Council of Jewish Women AZ. Amanda was a mentor for Cohort 7 of the Women’s Leadership Institute, a member of the JFCS Professional Leadership Program and a graduate of the ADL GLASS Leadership Institute. Amanda has earned awards as a fundraising professional and created unique and successful programs during her time working at the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and with other nonprofit organizations.

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