After obtaining his Electrical Engineering degree in New York, Yossi Walis returned to Israel to serve in the Israeli Air Force where he obtained the rank of captain. In 1980 Yossi graduated Arachim’s first Seminar and four years later assumed his current position as president of Arachim International and Manof with just 5 full time employees.
Today Yossi Walis heads one of the most powerful kiruv organizations that touches hundreds of thousands of Jews across the globe. It is under his leadership that has brought Arachim to its present position - a leader in the field of furthering Jewish awareness.
Currently Arachim employs over 400 full time staff around the world and thousands of volunteers making it possible to run over 150 Seminars in Israel and tens of Seminars across the world in 9 countries such as Argentina, Italy, France, South Africa, U.S.A and Canada.
Rabbi Wallis recently shared his life experiences in the greatly acclaimed book "Incredible!"