About Us

About Us

Philanthropists and visionaries Ron & Pam Rubin want to invest in YOU. The Rubin Israel Experience is an incredible opportunity for young Jews who have never traveled to Israel to do so with their peers at no cost.

It’s not often that such an amazing, life-changing opportunity is offered to the young Jews of St. Louis – but Jewish Federation of St. Louis has one! Become a part of The Rubin Israel Experience and have the trip of a lifetime.

It is the hope and expectation for this unique Israel experience to inspire participants to be full of energy and passion for Jewish community involvement upon their return. This trip demonstrates the Jewish community’s dedication and investment in those young adults (you) who possess the ability to step up and be in the “driver’s seat” of their community.

2016 Participants

Congratulations are extended to the 10 young adults chosen to participate in The Rubin Israel Experience for 2016. Participants were selected through a competitive application process, in which they thoroughly impressed the Selection Committee.

  • Matt Berman
  • Lauren Gelber
  • Jodi Glassman
  • Lisa Greening
  • Steven Myers
  • Sharon Remis
  • Katie Rice-Guter
  • Neshama Roash
  • Paul Sorenson
  • David Sweeney