Alexandra Kuperman is passionate about turning good ideas into concrete and sustainable initiatives. While studying for her Bachelor’s in environmental studies at the University of Waterloo, she launched a Jewish nonprofit called Shoresh. Starting a new enterprise made Alexandra realize that she wanted to lead others in launching successful, new nonprofit ventures. After Alexandra completed graduate school in nonprofit management and Jewish studies at New York University, she became Teva's Assistant Director. At Teva, she supported multiple new initiatives, including a cross-country veggie-oil fueled climate change bus tour, a greening campaign at Surprise Lake Camp and a new nature center and farm program for six JCC day camps on Long Island.
While in New York City, Alexandra was soinspired by the Bikkurim initiative, which supports Jewish nonprofit projects in the early stages of their formation that upon her return to Toronto, she jumped at the opportunity to launch Toronto’s first incubator for Jewish social entrepreneurs. With the support of the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, Hillel and local philanthropists, Alexandra has turned yet another good idea into a reality. As Director of Genesis: UJA Federation Center for Jewish Innovation, Alexandra helps provide capacity building support and office space to Toronto's emerging Jewish social entrepreneurs. In addition to this work, she is the Director of Operations at Macro Properties, a real estate investment and management company. Alexandra is a 2012-2013 Action Canada Fellow, an avid urban cyclist and a lover of board games and local food.