Rabbi, Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob, Founder of Uri L'Tzedek: Awaken to Justice
Rabbi Ari Hart is the spiritual leader of Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob, a modern orthodox synagogue in Skokie, Illinois. 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.