Rabbi Ari Perl is the Vice President for Jewish Community Engagement at LiveOnNY, the federally certified non-profit organization that oversees organ donation in the NYC region, where he educates the broader Jewish community about organ donation, and provides hospital-based pastoral support to families of Jewish ICU patients facing difficult end-of-life decisions. Prior to joining LiveOnNY, Rabbi Perl led congregations in Dallas (TX) and Long Island (NY). During his distinguished 20 year career in the rabbinate, he served in numerous community leadership positions including president of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Dallas, vice president of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), a board member of UJA/Federation and multiple terms as a member of the RCA's Executive Committee. Rabbi Perl studied with Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein at Yeshivat Har Etzion, earned a BA in pre-health sciences, an MA in Jewish History and ordination from Yeshiva University, and an MBA in non-profit management from Touro.  Rabbi Perl and his wife, Meira, live in Woodmere, NY, with their five children ranging in age from 9 to 23.