Ben is thrilled to become a part of the Central Synagogue community. Active in the Reform movement since middle school, Ben is an alumus of Kutz Camp, NFTY-MAR, and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, where he was a Machon Kaplan fellow. He attended religious school at Temple Shalom, a Reform synagogue in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and was president of its youth group.
Ben earned a BA in Politics from Brandeis University in May 2019. During his time at Brandeis, Ben also completed a minor in philosophy and an honors thesis, which he wrote on Anti-Semite and Jew, by Jean-Paul Sartre. Ben was active in the collegiate debating community, and served as captain of the Brandeis Debate Society and on the American Parliamentary Debate Association’s Executive Board.
In his spare time, Ben enjoys swing dancing, gardening, and doing (read: attempting) the Times crossword. An avid vegetarian cook, he is eager to explore New York’s many culinary offerings.