Writer, Editor, and Messianic Rabbi in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ben is the Messianic Rabbi of Kehillat Eytz Chaim / Tree of Life Congregation in Toronto and has been a follower of Yeshua since 1976. His congregation is a member of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations.
He is also a freelance writer and editor whose numerous editorials and feature articles have appeared in publications including ChristianWeek, Chosen People Magazine and Faith Today. From 2002 to 2006 he was the publisher and executive director of The Messianic Times.
He is the author of More Than Miracles: Elaine Zeidman Markovic and the Story of The Scott Mission,an engaging study about one of Toronto's most beloved downtown ministries to those in need. The foreword was written by the Hon. David Onley, Ontario's former Lieutenant Governer.
Ben grew up in a Conservative Jewish home, the son of a Holocaust survivor and became a follower of Yeshua while studying philosophy at the University of Toronto.
Ben received his M.Div. from Knox College, Toronto School of Theology, Univ. of Toronto and later did a one year residency at the Baptist Urban Initiative on Leadership Development. He also did graduate work at Spertus College of Judaica in Chicago. Ben is currently Toronto Director of Ministries for Chosen People Ministries (Canada).
He's been married for over 30 years to Sue, a mediator with the Ontario government and they have a son, Jon.