Rabbi Ari Weiss is a Jewish educator, thought leader and social entrepreneur who is currently the Executive Director of the Cornell University Hillel. He recently served as the Interim Managing Director and Senior Director of Jewish Education at NEXT: A Division of the Birthright Israel Foundation. At NEXT, his work focused on training Jewish professionals across the country on best practices in engaging Birthright alumni and Jewish young adults. Prior to joining NEXT, Rabbi Weiss was the Executive Director of Uri L’Tzedek, an Orthodox social justice organization, and grew it to engage tens of thousands of people in 15 cities. In 2012, The Jewish Week selected him as one of “36 under 36” young Jewish visionaries who are re-imagining Jewish life. Rabbi Weiss received his B.A. from Yeshiva University and rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah.