Rabbi Ariel Fisher
Co-Director and Torah Educator of OU Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Princeton
Rabbi Fisher originally hails from New York City and spent a year after high school studying at Yeshivat Maale Gilboa, where he fell in love with learning Torah and hiking in the Israeli countryside. He majored in Urban Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on the role that religious communities play in the lives of the urban poor. He was also very involved with helping to initiate and run many programs and classes in the campus Jewish community. After college, Rabbi Fisher lived in Israel for four years during which time he received his semicha from Rav Shlomo Riskin and Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg and has also been studying for the semicha from the Israeli Rabbinate. In his free time he enjoys mountain biking in the hills of Jerusalem, reading the New Yorker, listening to Jazz, and cooking. Rabbi Fisher is excited to be back in America and to be working at Princeton.