Misha Avramoff

Misha G. Avramoff was born in Bulgaria. When he was ten years old, his family immigrated to Israel; four years later they came to the United States. Misha has been involved in Jewish education since the 1960s. He taught at the Judah Nadich Hebrew High School of Park Avenue Synagogue for almost thirty years, blending formal and informal education, often continuing class discussions at the local coffee shop. His unique ability to communicate with teenagers and help them develop a strong attachment to being Jewish was recognized by the Covenant Foundation, which awarded him the most prestigious award in American Jewish education in 1995. Since 1973, Misha has been one of the codirectors of Project Ezra, a grassroots organization that works with Jewish elderly in need on the Lower East Side.