FIDF relies on the commitment and dedication of our volunteer board members and staff to ensure that we are delivering on our mission each and every day.
Rabbi Steven Weil, National Director and Chief Executive Officer
Rabbi Steven Weil comes to Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) following an 11-year tenure at the Orthodox Union. The son of a German cattle dealer, Steven grew up on a farm in Upstate New York. He attended Yeshiva University, concurrently completing his ordination at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (REITS) and a Master’s in Business Administration from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Steve began his career teaching, and then moved to pulpit work, first in Michigan and then in Beverly Hills, California. In 2009, Steve and his family returned to the East Coast to assume the position of Senior Managing Director of the Orthodox Union, where he led their institutional advancement and community engagement efforts.
Steve is deeply passionate about Jewish continuity, and engagement within and outside the Jewish community. He is an ardent proponent of Jewish education and the future of the Jewish people – its younger generation. With his life-long love and devotion to the state of Israel, Steve has channeled his talents and energy into fostering governmental and organizational relationships, in support of the Jewish homeland.
Steve is thrilled to be part of the FIDF family, and is excited to channel his skills in institutional advancement as well as his vast experience in the Jewish community to support Israel and its heroic guardians, the men and women of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
Rabbi Weil resides in New Jersey with his wife and is a proud father and grandfather.
|Alisa Abecassis||David Hager||Marc Perlman - Vice President*|
|Ricki Alon||Larry J. Hochberg - Chairman Emeritus*||Robert Polak|
|Harvey Axelrod||Daniel Hyman||Amitai Raziel*|
|Sammy Bar-Or||Meir Izak||Israel Roizman|
|Rosaline Barron||Marc Jason||Anthony Rubin - Vice President*|
|Daniel Benedict||Michael Kalisman||Stephen Rubin - Secretary/General Counsel*|
|Ronny Ben-Josef||Jerry Kaplan||Ari Ryan|
|Scott Black||Michael Karlin||Haim Saban|
|Max Blankfeld||Alan Katz||Monica Sasson|
|Al Brody||Shmuel Katz||Rob Selati - Treasurer*|
|Doug Bunim||Shari & Alon Kaufman||Felal Shapell z"l|
|Robert Burman||Andrew Klaber||Robert Shillman|
|Robert Cohen - President||Richard Kwal||Morris Silverman|
|Fred Distenfeld||Avi Lerner||Norman Smith|
|Nily Falic - Chairman Emeritus*||Morey Levovitz||Garry Sobel|
|Oscar Feldenkreis||Nathan Lewinger||Lloyd Sokoloff|
|William Fox||Melinda Lowell-Paltrow||Arthur Stark - Chairman Emeritus*|
|Albert Frank||Brian Mermelshtein||Peter Weintraub - Board Chairman*|
|Fred Gluckman*||Gerald Mizel||Michael Werner|
|Mitchell Gold||Sam Moshe||David Wiener|
|Gabriel Groisman||Wendy Moskowitz||Shahram Yaghoubzadeh|
|Harry Gross||Jorde Nathan||Ofer Yardeni|
|Bernard Groveman||Soraya & Younes Nazarian||Arie Zweig|
|Irwin Haber||Spencer Partrich|