Ben Gellman, Vice President for the Southeast region. Ben Gellman is a senior at Johns Hopkins University. He grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, where he was involved in the local USY chapter and regularly attended Beth Israel Center, Madison’s Conservative synagogue. Active in J Street U since his freshman year, Ben has served as co-chair of the Johns Hopkins chapter and regional co-chair for the Southeast. He is a committed member of the Hopkins Jewish community, leading Conservative services at Hillel on many Friday nights.