Jewish Federation of St. Louis has announced the next cohort of “Rubinites” who will embark on The Rubin Israel Experience, an all-expense-paid trip for St. Louisans 35 to 50 years old who have never been to Israel. The 10-day trip brings together a diverse group of young adults for a life-changing journey, packing in activities that help them experience Israeli culture, food, nightlife, innovation, nature and history. The following community members will take the trip of a lifetime October 28 – November 7, 2018.
·         Brett Balber
·         Lizzie Berman
·         Jamie Bricker
·         Shelley Greenfield
·         Lisa Hirshberg
·         Alan Scher Zagier
·         Vickie Shuchart
·         Michael Silver
·         Rachel Thimangu
·         Aaron Wahl
This unique trip was created to bring the Jewish experience full circle, encouraging a deeper connection to the St. Louis Jewish community and inspiring engagement. Now in its 10th year, philanthropists Ron and Pam Rubin believe this incredible Israel experience ignites a passion for a strong Jewish community within the potential leaders who participate. More than 90 young adults have been on this trip since its inception, and most of them are currently involved in meaningful and substantial leadership positions in our Jewish community.
The trip is offered and staffed by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and underwritten by philanthropists Pam and Ron Rubin and The Rubin Family Foundation. For additional information, contact Mindee Fredman at