Bringing to light

Community building and strengthening through radical acceptance, compassion, and comfort with the uncomfortable.

The basics

Ari is driven by their personal mission statement to make Judaism accessible to all, regardless of background or status. They join UpStart as an experienced Jewish communal professional and contributor for HeyAlma. Through their past work at Hillel and beyond, Ari has worked to encourage every person they come in contact with to be the author of their own story and take on life head-on. A lifelong learner and educator, Ari is excited to bring their passion for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice to UpStart. Ari is based in Atlanta, GA, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Appalachian State University.

How Ari finds meaning and comes together with others

Ari is a skilled plant-based cook and baker who enjoys sharing treats with their community. They also love exploring all the neighborhoods of Atlanta, going on hikes, and reading while snuggling their cat, Cumin.