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, 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 AbecassisDavid HagerMarc Perlman – Vice President*
Ricki AlonLarry J. Hochberg – Chairman Emeritus*Robert Polak
Harvey AxelrodDaniel J. HymanAmitai Raziel*
Gary BalterMike IzakIsrael Roizman
Sammy Bar-OrMarc JasonAnthony Rubin –
Daniel BenedictMarvin Josephson – Chairman EmeritusStephen Wayne Rubin – Secretary/General Counsel*
Ronny Ben-JosefMichael KalismanAri Ryan
Scott BlackAvi KanerHaim Saban
Max BlankfeldMichael KarlinMonica Sasson
Alan BrodyAlan KatzRon Sedley
Doug BunimShmuel KatzRob Selati – Treasurer*
Robert BurmanAndrew KlaberRobert Shillman
Robert Cohen*Netta KorinMorris Silverman
Fred DistenfeldRichard KwalNorman Smith
Nily Falic – Chairman Emeritus*Barbara LeffGarry Sobel
Oscar FeldenkreisMorey LevovitzLloyd Sokoloff
William FoxNathan LewingerArthur Stark – Chairman Emeritus*
Albert FrankMelinda LowellPeter Weintraub – Board Chairman*
Aaron GanzBrian MermelshteinMichael Werner
Fred Gluckman – President*Sharon MishkinDavid Wiener
Mitch GoldGerald MizelShahram Yaghoubzadeh
Gabriel GroismanSam MosheOfer Yardeni
Harry GrossWendy MoskowitzZack Zalben
Bernard GrovemanJorde NathanArie Zweig
Irwin HaberSpencer Partrich 

*Executive Committee