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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.

 

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...

2016 P&A Trip to Israel: Day 1

Please enjoy this guest blog post from our lay leaders in Israel. Every year, representatives of the Caring for Jews in Need Overseas Subcommittee travel to Israel  with Stephen Cohen, Vice President of Planning and Allocations (P&A). The group visits programs...

Overview of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, I write to provide an overview of some of the key accomplishments of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis this year. The support of thousands in our community has helped us achieve some significant milestones this year. Community Study Jewish...

A Plea for Civil Discourse

Dear Community Members, Please take the time to read this important letter from Jewish Federation of St. Louis and Jewish Community Relations Council, supported by many in our community. As political disagreements become a larger issue each day, it is important we...

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Dear Community Members, As you may recall, on Monday, November 2, 2015 the J's Jewish Book Festival and Jewish Federation of St. Louis partnered to celebrate the important work of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. The turnout was tremendous, which is a testimony to our...

Situation in Israel

Our hearts and minds are turned right now to the situation developing in Israel. Many of us have family and friends there and we recognize that the situation may escalate. Right now the The Rubin Israel Experience is on the ground with 10 first-time visitors to...

Shabbat Shuvah 2015

From Rabbi Deana Sussman, Central Reform Congregation What is the first word that comes to your head when I say “return?” Some of us might think of returning an item, like clothes to a store. Some of us may think of returning home to the family and friends that we...

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