Yossi Prager

Executive Director for North America, The AVI CHAI Foundation
Yossi Prager Headshot

Yossi Prager is the Executive Director for North America of The AVI CHAI Foundation, a philanthropy founded by Zalman C. Bernstein.  Under Yossi’s leadership since 1994, AVI CHAI has invested over $450 million to develop a wide variety of programs to benefit the Jewish day school 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.”

A graduate of Yeshiva College and Yale Law School, Yossi practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton in Manhattan before joining AVI CHAI.