Southeast Campus Coordinator (based in West Palm Beach, FL)
Growing up in North Carolina, Ben began learning about Israel at Jewish Day Camp, as well as at synagogue, & in his local Jewish community in Charlotte. As a teen, Ben grew to become an influential mentor in his community through song leading with his local Jewish youth group. In 2013, Ben began his Freshman year at East Carolina University (ECU), studying pre-med & on course to become a doctor. After two years, Ben began a different journey which would lead him to establish the pro-Israel club, Pirates for Israel, at ECU. During his time as President of Pirates for Israel, Ben completely immersed himself into the pro-Israel world & worked with ZOA CAMPUS, Students Supporting Israel (SSI), CAMERA on Campus, Hasbara Fellowships, Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC), & many other Israel advocacy groups to provide resources to a region not often concentrated on. In the summer of 2016, Ben joined ZOA Campus on the Student Leadership Mission trip to Israel. When he came back to campus that fall, Ben was accepted to serve as a prestigious ZOA Campus fellow, which he did honorably for the next two years until his graduation. As a fellow, Ben advocated for Israel on & off campus & built one of the most influential pro-Israel groups in the southeast, that still functions to combat anti-semitism & spread awareness of Zionism & Israel to this day. Ben serves as the ZOA Campus Coordinator for Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, Kentucky, & Arkansas. He is based out of West Palm Beach, FL & can be reached at Bschine@zoa.org.