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Rabbi Tani Prero

Rabbi Tani Prero

Wilderness Programs -- Camp Yagilu

Rabbi Tani Prero is the founder and director of Camp Yagilu Wilderness in the Catskills Mountains. He is a renowned group facilitator, hike leader, musician and wilderness therapist. Tani inspires teenagers and adults to succeed using a personalized approach and exciting challenges. As a certified wilderness therapist and master teambuilding facilitator, Tani knows how to make people feel comfortable in the outdoors, and uses games and other exercises to help them learn the skills that match their unique capabilities. Tani loves connecting Torah to the great outdoors, and helping people discover the inspiration and calm of the natural world.

Beyond facilitating games and exercises, Tani facilitates relationships, helping people work together more effectively and learn to use their differences to their benefit. Tani is also a captivating speaker whose presentations are dynamic, funny, interesting and engaging.


He lives with his wife and adventurous children in Israel.

Tani learned in the Yeshiva of Greater Washington for 5 years under Rosh Hayeshiva Rav Ahron Lopiansky, earned smicha from Yeshiva University, a Master’s degree in Education from Loyola University of Chicago, as well as certification as Wilderness Adventure Therapist from Seminar HaKibutzim (the Kibbutz College) in Israel. Tani also trained in Wilderness Survival for an intensive two months in the hills surrounding Tzfat.