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

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AVI CHAI North America

Yossi Prager

Yossi Prager

Executive Director


Yossi Prager has been the Executive Director for North America of The AVI CHAI Foundation since 1994. Under Yossi’s leadership, AVI CHAI has invested over $400 million to develop a wide variety of programs to benefit the Jewish education and summer camping fields.

Yossi is also an adjunct faculty member at New York University, where he teaches a course on foundations and social change. He edited a book on Judaism and philanthropy entitled “Toward a Renewed Ethic of Jewish Philanthropy.”

Yossi lectures frequently and is widely published on Judaism, Jewish education and philanthropy. A graduate of Yeshiva College and Yale Law School, Yossi practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton in Manhattan before joining AVI CHAI.

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