Ben Blumenthal is serving his third year on the YLD Board. He grew up in Riverwoods, IL and attended Deerfield High School. He currently lives in River North. Ben completed his Bachelors in Finance and Masters in Accounting degrees at the University of Illinois in Champaign and now works as an investment advisor. Ben's initial exposure to JUF included attending the various YLD social events, LEADS, and the 2015 Gesher program. Starting with Ben’s grandparents, his family has had a JUF tradition of giving back to the Jewish community, which spans over 50 years. Ben looks forward to continuing this tradition and to helping further strengthen the young Jewish community in Chicago.