Rabbi Ari Hart serves as Associate Rabbi at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale and Director of Recruitment and Admissions at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. A co-founder of Uri L’Tzedek (Awaken to Justice): The Orthodox Social Justice Movement and the Jewish-Muslim Volunteer Alliance, Rabbi Hart is a leader of multiple initiatives that bring the Jewish community and the world together to make positive social change. Rabbi Hart is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Jerusalem Post, Haaretz magazine, and more. He was recently selected by the Jewish Week as one of the 36 “forward-thinking young people who are helping to remake the Jewish community.” Rabbi Hart studied in Jerusalem at Yeshivat HaKotel and in the Advanced Study Program at Machon Pardes. He graduated from Grinnell College in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in music theory and composition. Ari is the proud husband of Becca Linden and father of Hodiyah.