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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.

 

Jerusalem Attack on January 9, 2017

The Jewish Federation of St. Louis mourns the terrible loss of life in the terrorist attack that took place in Jerusalem on Sunday.  This attack has hit close to home as one of the victims, Sara Kampler,  was injured in the attack.    Sara devoted a year of national...

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...

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