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Rabbi Ari Ellis was born in Los Angeles, California. He earned a BA in Jewish Studies and a MA in Education before marrying his soul-mate, Tikvah, and moving to Israel. During the six years they lived in Israel he studied in Yeshiva in Jerusalem and Efrat where he eventually received his Semicha (ordination) from Rabbi Shlomo Riskin as well as from Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg. Just over three years ago, the Ellis family came to visit Winnipeg to serve as the Rabbi & Rebbetzin of the Herzlia – Adas Yeshurun Synagogue. Rabbi Ellis also teaches several classes at Gray Academy of Jewish Education.