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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.

 

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...

To Our Community

Last Tuesday evening, we gathered together to show our solidarity with Israel.  Hundreds and hundreds of people showed up to deliver the clear message that we as a community support the people of Israel in this time of need.  To repeat some of what I said that...

To all the friends of the Megiddo Regional Council

Here is a message we just received from the Mayor of our partner region in Israel.   To all the friends of the Megiddo Regional Council, We in Israel are now in the 17th day of Operation "Preventive Edge" against the Hammas Terrorists in the Gaza Strip. We assume...

Remarks from Community Briefing

Adapted from my remarks delivered at the Jewish Federation’s community briefing July 21 at the Kopolow Building. Less than three weeks ago our community gathered to memorialize three boys who had been kidnapped and killed because of who they were and what they...

Direct from Israel: The needs we must meet

It is Monday night, and I am about to return to St. Louis after attending a Jewish Federation of North America mission of 120 people from around the United States to see firsthand how the work we do helps those in need in Israel and abroad.  None of us could have ever...

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