Team

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Avraham is the mentor of the Tikkun Olam efforts within the Reut Institute. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University in Bible and Jewish History, and of Tel Aviv University’s Law School. In 2005, he was awarded the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s prestigious Samuel Rothberg Prize for Jewish Education, the first specialist in informal Jewish education to be so honored. He was given an honorary doctorate by Muhlenberg College in May 2006 for his contribution to the field of education.In the 1970s, Avraham founded Melitz, a non-profit educational service institution that fosters Jewish identity rooted in a pluralistic understanding of Jewish life and the centrality of Israel. He also served as chairman of Arevim; was director of the birthright israel planningprocess; was the founding chairman of San Francisco Federation’s Amutot in Israel; and was chairman of the Board of Israel Experience, Ltd., an independent company created by the Jewish Agency.He is the founder and director of a succession of innovative educational institutions; Avraham was appointed the President of the Chais Family Foundation in 2007 and was the President of Hillel International from 2006 - 2008. Today he is a member of the faculty at the Mandel Institute, is President of Israel Way Oranim, and expresses his love for the Limmud enterprise, by serving as a roving ambassador for Limmud International. A native of South Africa, Avraham immigrated to Israel in 1959.