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Interest: Israel Trips

Israel Trip Highlights

Last week, I returned from my first visit to Israel in my new capacity as Exec. My visit had three main objectives: to introduce me to key policy decision makers and strategic partners in Israel; to attend the Jewish Agency Board of Governors meeting; and to meet those in our partnership region of Yokne’am and…

Morrie & Miki Zimring

Ever since their three grandchildren went on Birthright Israel trips, this important Federation-supported program has occupied a special place in the Jewish hearts and lives of Morrie and Miki Zimring. So, when Federation initiated the idea of a St. Louis only trip, they immediately stepped in to give their support. Birthright Israel, they contend, is…

Jeff Hubbell

Jeff Hubbell, 24, never considered himself religious… and neither was his brother. However, Jeff’s brother returned from a Birthright Israel trip with an enlightened attitude about Israel and Judaism. This encouraged Jeff to sign up for the St. Louis trip. He also thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to meet other young Jews from…

Daniel Platschek

For Daniel Platschek, 30, an international finance specialist with Berry-Wehmiller Company, the 2012 St. Louis Jewish Federation Rubin Israel Experience, was transformative. This is an annual no cost trip for Jewish adults aged 27-40. The trip’s mission, to inspire participants to become involved in the Jewish community, got Daniel’s attention. After he returned, Daniel scouted…

Applications Open for No-Cost Israel Trip for 27-40 Year Olds

The Rubin Israel Experience opens applications for its fifth year of first-time Israel trips. This fall 10 St. Louis young adults will make their first journey to Israel on the ‘Rubin Israel Experience.’ The all-expense-paid trip is offered and staffed by Jewish Federation of St. Louis and is underwritten by philanthropists Ron and Pam Rubin,…