• Our strength is the ability to create safe places for civil, nuanced, and indepth conversation.
  • Active listening and empathy are critical to any meaningful interaction.
  • We are a convener of diverse conversations.
  • Program participants engage with outstanding scholars and thinkers.
  • We empower students to be change-makers.

About Us

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Mission Statement

The Avi Schaefer Fund (ASF) is dedicated to nurturing Avi’s values of mutual respect and understanding through cultivating opportunities for informed dialogue and by empowering young people to be change-makers in the world.

Vision and Core Values

Before his tragic death, Avi was involved in a variety of projects to promote understanding and peace between Israelis and Palestinians. His passion for this work stemmed from a deep, abiding love for the Jewish people coupled with a commitment to the safety and security of the State of Israel and of all people in the region. Avi believed deeply in the possibility of forging a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians . His open heart and generous spirit shaped him into a compassionate and empathetic human being. The Fund will be guided by Avi’s memory as it develops and supports projects that work toward the fulfillment of his dream of peace.

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Resources

Resources to enhance ASF programs. Resource development is ongoing.

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Symposium Videos

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