Rabbi Ariel Rackovsky is rabbi of Congregation Shaare Tefilla in Dallas, Texas.
Rabbi Ariel Rackovsky is a native of Rochester, New York who studied for two years in Yeshivat Kerem BeYavneh prior to attending Yeshiva College. In 2002, he graduated Yeshiva College with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, and in March 2006, he received his Rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University's Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, while serving as Rabbinic Intern at the Riverdale Jewish Center. In the fall of 2006, he was named Senior Rabbinic Intern at the RJC, and joined the Rabbinical staff of the Beth Din of America, where he served until the summer of 2007, when he was named Assistant Rabbi at The Jewish Center on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Rabbi Rackovsky served at the Jewish Center from July 2007 to November 2011, when he assumed the position of Rabbi at the Irving Place Minyan, a new and rapidly growing Modern Orthodox congregation in Woodmere, New York. In December of 2011, Rabbi Rackovsky completed his Masters of Science in General Counseling from Pace University. In August 2015, Rabbi Rackovsky assumed the position of Rabbi at Congregation Shaare Tefilla.