AVI CHAI concluded its general grant making on December 31, 2019.

AVI CHAI is a private foundation endowed by Zalman C. Bernstein that is committed to the perpetuation of the Jewish people, Judaism, and the centrality of the State of Israel to the Jewish people.

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Spend-Down Reports

From the Blog

AVI CHAI’s Camping Work: A Retrospective
On Archiving
Hebrew Language Education: Toward Fulfilling My Dream
Getting to Sustainability: A Case Study of the Jewish New Teacher Project
The Story of How One Organization Succeeded in Retaining Staff
One Foundation’s Journey from Go-It-Alone to Philanthropic Partnership
How Focused Philanthropy Enables Foundation Staff to be Substantive Partners with Grantees
Lessons from a Decade of “Capacity Building”
Toward a Strategic Philanthropic Approach to Field Building
Giving Away Knowledge, Free of Charge
Re-digging the Wells of the Day School Field
“Change is in the Air" – Now, Let’s Make it Last
An Open Book: How AVI CHAI’s Spend Down is Impacting its Work

Video Content


Remarks by Mem Bernstein at JFN 2019
Remarks by Yossi Prager at Prizmah 2019
Mem Bernstein: “Passing the Baton”
Remarks by Joel Einleger at Ramah Leadership Convening
Addressing the Yitro Graduates

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