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*|
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|Gary Balter||Mike Izak||Israel Roizman|
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|Robert Cohen*||Netta Korin||Morris Silverman|
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|Nily Falic – Chairman Emeritus*||Barbara Leff||Garry Sobel|
|Oscar Feldenkreis||Morey Levovitz||Lloyd Sokoloff|
|William Fox||Nathan Lewinger||Arthur Stark – Chairman Emeritus*|
|Albert Frank||Melinda Lowell-Paltrow||Peter Weintraub – Board Chairman*|
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|Fred Gluckman – President*||Sharon Mishkin||David Wiener|
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