Ari is a serial optimist. He is an author, rabbi, social worker, therapist, inspirational speaker, Huffington Post contributor, blogger, CEO, organizational strategist, consultant and proud kidney donor. Ari is the Director of Leadership and Community Development for Yeshiva University, where he travels to communities worldwide to train and inspire healthy and functional communal relationships and organizations. He holds a BA in Psychology, MS in education, MSW in social work and is currently a Ph.D. candidate. His positive messages of kindness and optimism universally resonate through all the work he does.