Avi Wortzman

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Avi Wortzman
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Date of birth (1970-10-29) 29 October 1970 (age 43)
Place of birth Beersheba, Israel
Knessets 19
Party represented in Knesset
2013– The Jewish Home
Ministerial roles
2013– Deputy Minister of Education

Avraham Wortzman (Hebrew: אבי וורצמן‎, born 29 October 1970) is an Israeli politician. He is a member of the Knesset representing the Jewish Home and serves as the Deputy Minister of Education.


Avraham (Avi) Wortzman was born in Beersheba. He studied at the Bnei Akiva-affiliated Ohel Shlomo yeshiva in Beersheba and the Mercaz HaRav Kook yeshiva in Jerusalem. During his national service in the IDF he served in the Givati Brigade, and was also based at the Hesder Yeshivat Or Etzion.

After his army service he returned to Beersheba and founded the Beit Moria Garin Torani in 1993, which worked in the education sector.

In 2008 Wortzman headed the United Religious List in the municipal elections in Beersheba, with the party winning three seats.[1] He served as the deputy mayor of the city and was responsible for community and welfare.[2]

In 2008 he was a candidate for the leadership of the new Jewish Home party, but was defeated by Daniel Hershkowitz.[3] Prior to the 2013 Knesset elections he was asked by Naftali Bennett to run for the Knesset,[2] and was placed eighth on the Jewish Home list.[4] He entered the Knesset after the party won 12 seats.

Wortzman is married to Ilanit and the couple has four children.[2]


  1. ^ Council members Ministry of the Interior
  2. ^ a b c Harkov, Lahav (February 17, 2013). "Meet the MK: Avi Wortzman". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ New Jewish Home Party: Rabbi-Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz Israel National News, 12 September 2008
  4. ^ Jewish Home Central Elections Committee (Hebrew)

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