Rabbi Ari Hart is an orthodox rabbi and the leader of multiple initiatives that bring the Jewish community and the world together to create positive social change. He currently serves as Associate Rabbi at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale. Rabbi Hart is also a co-founder and Executive Board Member of Uri L'Tzedek (Awaken to Justice): The Orthodox Social Justice Movement, co-founder of the Jewish Muslim Volunteer Alliance, and was the founding director of Or Tzedek, the teen institute for Jewish social justice. He has contributed to the Jerusalem Post, NY Daily News, Shma Magazine, Haaretz, the Jewish Daily Forward, the Huffington Post, and other publications, and 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 received his ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in New York City.