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Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D.

Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D.

President & CEO

Get regular updates on community happenings and current events from Jewish Federation of St. Louis President & CEO, Andrew Rehfeld.

 

Israel Legislative Mission 2016- Day 1

Day 1 Overview: Jaffa and Tel Aviv    After flying throughout the night we landed at Ben Gurion Airport in the morning and hit the ground running.  After meeting our guide, Danny Apelbom, we visited the ancient port of Jaffa just south of Tel Aviv. During our...

Update on wild fires in Israel

As you may know, a series of wild fires have blazed across Israel in the last couple of weeks, leaving devastating damage in their wake. I wanted to share an update from the Jewish Federations of North America and provide the following link if you wish to donate to...

Standing in Unity With Israel, Flaws and All

Here is some commentary from Jerry Silverman, president & CEO of The Jewish Federations of North America, on Yom Ha’Atzmaut, which is May 12, 2016. Israel’s Yom Ha’atzmaut — Independence Day — is particularly meaningful for my family. My uncle brought his family...

A Passover Message

One role of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis is to build strong leadership within our community. We have operated the Millstone Institute for the past five years to cultivate and strengthen our professional and volunteer leadership. As we head into Passover, I share...

2016 P&A Trip to Israel: Day 3

A continuation of the Planning & Allocations Trip in Israel … A memorable day in Megiddo on day 3. We met with Ethiopians who thought the rest of the Jews besides themselves were eradicated and they were the sole survivors. Then, they came to Israel and met their...

2016 P&A Trip to Israel: Day 2

A continuation of the Planning & Allocations Trip in Israel ... Today we we met 4 extraordinary women and one passionate man. The first two women were the Development Director and house mother  for Orr Shalom. Ravit had awakened at 6 am to make strudel and apple...

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