Rabbi Ariel Burger is the Director of the Commission on Jewish Life and Learning at Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Before coming to CJP in 2008, Ariel spent five years working at Boston University with Elie Wiesel as a Teaching Fellow. His teaching experience includes Ikkarim, Harvard Hillel, Tufts Hillel, as well as many others where he helped develop programming for Jewish high school students. Ariel has a PHD in Jewish Philosophy and Conflict Studies and a B. A. in Comparative Religion and Jewish Studies from Skidmore College. He also attended the Yeshivat Bat Ayin Rabbinical School for 5 years culminating in rabbinical ordination.