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Rabbi Benjamin Shefter

Semikha, Class of 2016

Rabbi Benjamin Shefter

Senior Director and Senior Jewish Educator

McMaster University Hillel

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Benjamin grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and attended Yeshivat Torat Chaim before attending the University of Maryland, where he received a BS in Material Science and Engineering. While studying at YCT, he served as the Educational Director of Heart to Heart, a UJA-Federation of NY Seymour Siegel Fellow, a teacher at the Jewish Journey Project, and an educator at the Ramah Day Camp in Nyack, New York. Ben was a Birthright Israel Fellow and an intern for Jewish Student Life at Hillels of Westchester, before continuing on staff there as Senior Jewish Educator for three years.