CV of Newly Elected Chairman of World Zionist Organization (WZO) - Avraham Duvdevani

June  15, 2010 / 3 Tammuz 5770 

Born in Jerusalem 5 August 1945
Married with 4 children
Served as a paratrooper including in the battle for Jerusalem 1967 


Advanced Torah Education at Yeshivat Knesset Hezekia, Kfar Chasidim, 1963-4
BA in Jewish History and Educational Administration, Hebrew University MA in the Sociology of Education, Hebrew University


2006- Co- Chairman Board of Directors, Keren Kayemet Leisrael.
1998-2006 Head of the Settlement Division of the World Zionist Organization.(WZO)
1991- 1998 Chairman of the Department for Leadership Development and Young Leadership/ Dor Hemshech(WZO)
1990-1991 Head of the Informal Education track at "Orot Israel" College.
1978-1991 Director General of World Bnai Akiva
1974-1977 Senior Representative and Emissary of the Youth and Hechalutz Department, WZO in France
1970-1974 Director of Publications and Seminars, Youth and Hechalutz Department of the World Zionist Organization. Teacher of Hadracha tracks at The Institute for the Education of Social Workers at the Ministry of Welfare.
1968-1970 Coordinator and Counselor for South African High School Students' Ulpan in Israel; Jewish Cultural Officer on Board of the Greek Liner, Queen Anne Marie Counselor and Hadracha coordinator for Seminars for Overseas Youth.
1967-1968 Coordinator of Seminars for Volunteers from Abroad.


* Member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel (1992- present)
* Member of the World Zionist Executive (1991-2006)
* Member of the Jewish Agency's Executive (2002- present)
* Member of the Executive, Yad Vashem
* Member of the Board, World Jewish Congress
* Chairman of the Board of World Bnai Akiva
* Member of the Executive of the World Mizrachi Organization
* Member of the Public Council – Jordan Valley
* Chairman of the Chavruta Community Center- Ramat Gan
* Chairman of the Ramat Gan Branch of Elitzur Sports Organization
* Member of the Central Committee and Cabinet of the National Religious Party

For further information contact:
Michael Jankelowitz
Spokesman to Foreign Press
World Zionist Organization
+972.52.6130220 mobile



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