Rabbi Ari Sytner, Director of Community Initiatives

Rabbi Ari Sytner

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Rabbi Ari Sytner is Director of Community Initiatives at Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future where he works to help strengthen communities nationwide. Training community leaders, rabbis, and rabbinic students in the art of Jewish leadership, Rabbi Sytner uses his talents and passions to reach and inspire the full spectrum of the Jewish people. 

Rabbi Sytner is originally from Monsey, NY. A student of Rabbi Berel Wein, he has served on the pulpit for 13 years in out of town communities, 5 years in Des Moines, Iowa and 8 years in Charleston, South Carolina. Rabbi Sytner studied Psychology for his undergraduate degree, Education for his Masters, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Social Work.

Sample Titles

  • My Kidney Donation: A Personal Journey & Halachik Analysis
  • Do Jews Believe in Karma?
  • Achieving Stress-Free Living
  • Angels & Demons
  • Heaven and Hell: What do we Really believe?
  • Lose Yourself in the Music: Why People get Entranced by Song
  • Does Mazel Dictate our Destiny?
  • Kaballah 101: What to Believe?
  • Are Miracles Real? How Can we Tell?
  • Divine Intervention: Can we Feel G-d in our Lives?
  • Moses on the Corporate Ladder: Leadership Strategies from the Torah
  • 3 Jews 4 Opinions: Why we Don’t See Eye to Eye
  • Women in the Talmud
  • Jewish Dilemmas in Bioethics
  • Organ Donation
  • Fertility & Reproductive Technologies in Halachah
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Hospice and End of Life Issues
  • The Right to Die: DNR’s & Autonomy in Medicine
  • Coping with Tragedy: A Jewish Perspective
  • David’s Story: A Paraplegic’s Struggle to Live
  • A Close-up Look at the Marriage of Rabbi Akiva
  • Dating: Obstacles, Realities and Success
  • Jewish Dating Practices: Past, Present & Future
  • Successful Parenting for Raising Awesome Kids
  • Honoring Parents in the Good Times & the Bad
  • Making Marriage Great (And Painless)
  • Dysfunctional Families in the Torah
  • Religious Dilemmas in the Holocaust
  • The False Messiah Phenomenon: A Look at Shabtai Zvi
  • Why is Israel Always in the Spotlight?
  • Esther’s Secret: A Fresh Analysis of Purim
  • Secrets of the Pesach Seder
  • Making Prayer Enjoyable & Meaningful
  • Why do we wear T’fillin?
  • The Mitzvah of Tzitsit Untangled
  • Using Technology to Serve G-d
  • The Mikvah & Jewish Intimacy
  • Charity & Kindness in an Unkind World
  • Jews & Non-Jews: The Seven Noahide Laws
  • Making Sense of the Morning Blessings?
  • Exploring the Power of a Yahrtzeit

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