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