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Applications for The Rubin Israel Experience will close on April 10, 2018.

Download the Application

Please submit the following, along with your application, to Mindee Fredman at MFredman@JFedSTLorg:

  • One photo of yourself as a JPEG attachment (for identification purposes only).
  • Two short letters of support (these could be from a boss, colleague, rabbi, community figure, etc. who can speak to your leadership experience and/or potential for leadership).

Once your application is submitted, next steps may include a personal interview.

Thank you for your interest in experiencing Israel for the first time with The Rubin Israel Experience. We have had nine years, and we are so proud of our 90 “Rubinites” (alumni) who have returned with a newly found zest for Jewish life and involvement. We are thrilled to say that most Rubinites are currently involved in meaningful and substantial leadership positions in our Jewish community. We look forward to another incredible year and a new batch of young leaders looking to step up in their community.

The opportunity to travel to Israel on this trip is a very exciting once-in-a-lifetime chance. This trip is available to you at no cost, because the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and the Rubins are thrilled to invest in individuals who can add their talents, treasures and skills to the Jewish community upon their return. We hope that this incredible Israel experience will fan the existing flames of leadership inside you and that your passions and desires for a strong Jewish community will be applied to the work being done in St. Louis, in Israel and around the world.

Good luck with the application process, and please contact Mindee Fredman at if you need further information.