Yair was born in Bat Yam to a traditional Mizrachi family. He grew up absorbing the basic roots of music and piyut from the synagogue, and then in educational institutions such as the Renanot Institute of Hazanut, the Centre for Middle Eastern Classical Music, and working with numerous prominent mentors in the field. After spending a year or so studying at different yeshivot, he went on to serve in the Intelligence Corps of the IDF. Yair has been living in Jerusalem for over a decade, and five years ago founded the Tahrir Mizrachi Culture bar, which became a leader in the renaissance of the Mahane Yehudah market. The goal of the Tahrir Bar was to represent the voices of traditional Mizrachi music missing from popular culture in Israel and to make this culture and its narratives accessable to the public. Tahrir became the epicenter of a young Mizrachi cultural revolution in Israel, reconnecting yound Israelis to their Jewish heritage and the Jewish communities of the Muslim regions, and building bridges between Jews and Arabs. Today Yair is the father of two girls, a musician, a paytan (cantor), a social entrepreneur, and the program director of Ashira Tehilot at the Schechter Institute Rabbinical School, a hub for community leaders focused on prayer and music. Yair was a member of a Jewish Arab 'Ir Amim' Delegation to Seville, Spain; a staff member of the ROI Delegation to Istanbul (cancelled); and a participant in the NYFederation Co.Lab program 2016-2017.