Ben Elkind

Director, J Street U

Ben joins J Street after two years of organizing with the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, an affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation. Prior to his work there, Ben attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where he co-founded a J Street U chapter and later served on J Street U’s national student board. Ben spent the summer before his senior year in Jerusalem, working for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and participating in J Street U’s first “Engage with Israel” summer trip. At UNC, he studied philosophy and cultural studies, and wrote a thesis about leftist activism in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ben is from Washington, DC, and now lives in Cambridge, MA.