Ariel lives in Santiago, Chile. He grew up in a religious family for whom Israel and Jewish identity were always fundamental. In 2008, after being accepted to the Universidad de Chile, Ariel decided to defer his studies to serve for 18 months in the Nahal combat unit of the IDF though the Mahal program for overseas volunteers. Ariel resumed his law studies in 2010 and came back from Israel feeling that the need to protect Israel goes far beyond serving in the IDF and is an imperative for every young Jew. To that end, Ariel got together with a group of friends and in 2011 founded the Jewish Student’s Federation of Chile (FEJ) to advocate locally for Israel and to encourage the development of Jewish youth. These activities are in keeping with preserving Jewish identity in the 21st century and beyond. He also worked with WUJS to bring together Jewish students from throughout Latin America succeeding in Mexico and Bolivia. Ariel has left his work at the Jewish Students’ Federation (FEJ) to a new generation of young activists and is currently finishing up his law degree at Universidad de Chile. Ariel is the President of the Federation of Young Latin American Jews (Fejjla) recently stablished and he organized his first congress in Jerusalem on december '17, succeeding to bring 27 young jews from Mexico, Chile, Miami, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia and El Salvador.