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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.

 

Solidarity critique deserves nuanced reply

Two weeks ago, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis issued a statement expressing concern with the recent executive order concerning refugees. The statement enjoyed the broad, if not unanimous, support of our organization’s leadership. Since then, we have received...

Important message about our community

Dear Federation Trustees, Community Clergy and Organizational Executive Directors: Over the last few months, with the passing of the UN Resolution 2334 and the coming of a new administration in Washington, we have seen an increasing division among American Jews about...

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 5

Day 5: Exploring Israel's Military History   Our trip has led us to an amazing array of sites to learn about Israel's economy, culture and non-profit sector.  Many of the visits today focused on another important facet, Israeli military history.  The modern nation of...

Israel Legislative Mission 2016- Day 3

  Day 3: Nazareth and the Technion   Today was packed with visits to an incredible assortment of places.  We started north of Tel Aviv at Israel's largest food bank, Leket.  This incredible social services agency works with over 195 non-profits to provide food...

Israel Legislative Mission 2016- Day 2

Day 2: Knesset & Hand in Hand School   Our first full day was marked by meetings with Members of the Knesset, a visit to an incredible school where Arab and Jewish children learn side by side and dinner with one of the most respected journalists in Israel.  As we...

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 visit...

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...

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