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||Robert Polak|
|Ricki Alon||Larry J. Hochberg – Chairman Emeritus*||Amitai Raziel*|
|Harvey Axelrod||Daniel J. Hyman||Israel Roizman|
|Gary Balter||Mike Izak||Anthony Rubin|
|Sammy Bar-Or||Marc Jason||Stephen Wayne Rubin – Secretary/General Counsel*|
|Daniel Benedict||Marvin Josephson z”l||Ari Ryan|
|Ronny Ben-Josef||Michael Kalisman||Haim Saban|
|Scott Black||Avi Kaner||Monica Sasson|
|Max Blankfeld||Michael Karlin||Ron Sedley|
|Alan Brody||Alan Katz||Rob Selati – Treasurer*|
|Doug Bunim||Shmuel Katz||Robert Shillman|
|Robert Burman||Andrew Klaber||Morris Silverman|
|Robert Cohen*||Netta Korin||Norman Smith|
|Fred Distenfeld||Richard Kwal||Garry Sobel|
|Nily Falic – Chairman Emeritus*||Barbara Leff||Lloyd Sokoloff|
|Oscar Feldenkreis||Morey Levovitz||Arthur Stark – Chairman Emeritus*|
|William Fox||Nathan Lewinger||Peter Weintraub – Board Chairman*|
|Albert Frank||Brian Mermelshtein||Michael Werner|
|Aaron Ganz||Sharon Mishkin||David Wiener|
|Fred Gluckman – President*||Gerald Mizel||Shahram Yaghoubzadeh|
|Mitch Gold||Sam Moshe||Ofer Yardeni|
|Gabriel Groisman||Wendy Moskowitz||Zack Zalben|
|Harry Gross||Jorde Nathan||Arie Zweig|
|Bernard Groveman||Spencer Partrich|
|Irwin Haber||Marc Perlman – Vice President*|