But What Does It Cost? The Dynamics of Free Jewish Programming

But What Does It Cost? The Dynamics of Free Jewish Programming
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Rabbi Ari Weiss

Executive Director | Cornell Hillel

When we take part in a program that is billed as free, we generally expect little of the quality and equally that there's some kind of hidden cost. But would that be the case of a gift? Rabbi Ari Weiss expl... See more

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Rabbi Ari  Weiss, 

Executive Director | Cornell Hillel

Rabbi Ari Weiss is currently the Executive Director of Cornell Hillel.  Ari recently served as the Interim Managing Director and Senior Director of Jewish Education at NEXT: A Division of the Birthright Israel Foundation.  Prior to joining NEXT, Ari was the Executive Director of Uri L’Tzedek, an Orthodox social justice organization.  Ari is a Joshua Venture Fellow; in 2012, The Jewish Week selected him as one of “36 under 36” young Jewish visionaries who are re-imagining Jewish life.
Ari received his B.A. from Yeshiva College where he studied Philosophy and Religion. He studied Advanced Talmud at Yeshivat Har Etzion and Beit Morasha of Jerusalem.
Ari is married to Dr. Sara Kranzler.  They are proud parents of their son Adir.