Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:00 PM
At the end of the term of the current KKL-JNF Board of Directors, the members of the KKL-JNF General Assembly elected the members of the board of directors for the next five years. In addition, the new board of directors voted and elected a new world chairman for the organization – Avraham (Duvdev) Duvedevani.
Avraham (Duvdev) Duvdevani (Photo: Amos Luzon, KKL-JNF Photo Archive)
Avraham Duvdevani was born in 1945 in Jerusalem. Prior to his military service he studied at the Netiv Meir and the Kfar Hassidim yeshivas, after which he enlisted for the IDF Paratroopers Brigade and took part in the liberation of Jerusalem during the Six Day War. Duvdevani has a bachelor's degree in Jewish History and Educational Administration and an MA in Sociology of Education, both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He lives in Ramat Gan, is married to Dina and is the father of four children.
Over the past decade he served as the chairman of the World Zionist Organization, and in the past, he also served as KKL-JNF deputy chairman.
The newly-elected world chairman has a great deal of experience in working to promote Zionism both in Israel and abroad, and he is very well acquainted with Jewish communities worldwide.
Upon learning of his election, heads of organizations all over the world offered their congratulations, in the hope of expanding their partnership with KKL-JNF.