Rabbi Ari Weiss
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Rabbi Ari Weiss is the founding Director of Uri L’Tzedek. A frequent scholar-in-residence, Rabbi Weiss has taught at foundations, at synagogues, and on campuses nationwide. Prior to Uri L’Tzedek, he was co-director of the Meorot University Fellowship at YCT Rabbinical School, served as the Rabbinic Fellow at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU, and taught as part of the Judaic Studies Faculty of the Heschel School. In the summer of 2006, Rabbi Weiss was a JCUA Rabbinical Student Fellow and interned at We The People Media, a Chicago-based public housing advocacy group. He has served as a Jewish educator for American Jewish World Service, Bnei Akiva, and the Lauder Foundation on missions to Nicaragua, Ghana, Israel, and Hungary.
Uri L’Tzedek is an Orthodox social justice organization guided by Torah values and dedicated to combating suffering and oppression. Uri L’Tzedek was founded in May 2007 to engage, empower, and inspire the American Orthodox Jewish community to enact social change both within and beyond its own communal borders. Its transformative educational vision combines traditional Jewish texts with contemporary moral theory, social justice issues, progressive policy, innovative activism, and leadership development.