Originally from Highland Park, New Jersey, Ari studied at Yeshivat Reishit in Israel and then received a bachelors from Yeshiva University in Psychology. He also received a Masters in Jewish Education, Masters in Social Work and Semicha from Yeshiva University. Ari spent a number of years as the Aish Hatorah Campus Rabbi at Montclair State University where he was also one of the chaplains on campus. In addition to his work at Aish Hatorah, he taught and worked as a social worker in a number of educational institutions. Ari has worked at Yeshivat Reishit for the past three years and continues to work there as the Assistant Director of Student Life. Ari lives in Ramat Beit Shemesh with his wife and two daughters.