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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.

 

Update from Hand in Hand

I share with you the update letter below I received from Rebecca Bardach about the Hand in Hand arson--personal, troubling and yet hopeful. The St. Louis Federation will continue to monitor ways we can support its rebuilding and continue our engagement with this...

Letter from Hand in Hand

The recent slaughter of four rabbis in Jerusalem has left our community shaken. The events have led to a variety of responses, some sadly more predictable than others. Our outrage as a people is clear, as is our sorrow for the lives of those so brutally cut down. But...

Fall meeting of the Federation Board of Trustees

The Fall meeting of the Federation Board of Trustees was held on the campus of Washington University on Sunday, November 16. Over 50 Trustees gathered for a productive meeting. We started with a presentation from Rich Liekweg, President of Barnes Jewish Hospital. This...

Ukraine Letter

I share with you this update on the situation in Ukraine and our efforts to provide relief. With the winter approaching the situation will intensify for the residents and refugees. Your annual campaign gift provides support for the ongoing work of our overseas...

Chaplaincy Program Impact

One of Federation’s central tasks is to identify and then fund community needs. Earlier this week we received a beautiful testimonial to the impact of the Chaplaincy program we initiated and then funded through the work of Jewish Family and Children Services. The...

From Our Friends at Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand is a unique educational model in Israel that is leading the way for the successful integration of Jewish and Arab students in shared communities. The program helps to inspire social inclusion and civic equality in Israel by brining together Jewish and...

From Our Friends at Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand is a unique educational model in Israel that is leading the way for the successful integration of Jewish and Arab students in shared communities. The program helps to inspire social inclusion and civic equality in Israel by bringing together Jewish and...

Therapeutic Horse Riding at Beit Uri

I wanted to share this update on Aviran, a beneficiary of Federation’s support of therapeutic horse riding at Beit Uri, a home for the developmentally disabled in Israel.  The folks at Beit Uri sent a lovely note of thanks to our community—so thanks to everyone who...

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