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. 


Ricki Alon Daniel Hyman Tony Rubin
Harvey Axelrod Mike Izak Hyla Ruby
Gary Balter Avi Kaner Ari Ryan
Sammy Bar–Or Michael Karlin Haim Saban
Daniel Benedict Shmuel Katz Monica Sasson
Ronny Ben–Joseph Alan Katz Ron Sedley
Max Blankfeld Alice Klein Rob Selati – Treasurer *
Al Brody Netta Korin Morrie Silverman
Doug Bunim Richard Kwal Norman Smith
Robert Burman Barbara Leff Garry Sobel
Bobby Cohen * Tim Levart Lloyd Sokoloff
Fred Distenfeld Morey Levovitz * Arthur Stark – Chairman Emeritus *
Nily Falic – Chairman Emeritus * Nathan Lewinger Peter Weintraub – Chairman Emeritus *
Oscar Feldenkreis Brian Mermelshtein Anthony Westreich
Bill Fox Sharon Mishkin David Wiener
Al Frank Jerry Mizel Shahram Yaghoubzadeh
Aaron Ganz Sam Moshe Ofer Yardeni
Fred Gluckman – Chairman* Wendy Moskowitz Zach Zalben
Mitch Gold Jorde Nathan Arie Zweig
Gabriel Groisman Spencer Partrich
Harry Gross Marc Perlman – President *
Bernie Groveman Robert Polak
David Hager Amitai Raziel *
Joseph Hanano Israel Roizman
Larry J. Hochberg – Chairman Emeritus* Stephen Wayne Rubin, Esq. – Secretary/General Counsel *
* Executive Committee