Ben serves as a rabbi and educator at de Toledo High School, in Los Angeles. Prior to his return to the West Coast, Ben served as the Rabbi of the Greenpoint Shul in Brooklyn, NY and on the Talmud faculty at the Ramaz Upper School. Ben was trained at Yeshivat Har Etzion, Yeshiva University, Oxford, and Johns Hopkins, and was awarded Tikvah Fund and Wexner Graduate fellowships. His writings on Jewish thought have been recognized by the Ateret Zvi Prize in Hiddushei Torah, the Whizin Prize in Jewish Ethics, and the Zakheim/Rabinowitz Prize in Talmud Scholarship. Ben loves squash (the sport), faux-organic cooking, and finger percussion.