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