YLD Board Member Bio

ben blumenthal

Ben Blumenthal is serving his first year on the YLD Board. He grew up in Riverwoods, IL and attended to Deerfield High School. He currently lives in the West Loop. Ben completed his Bachelors in Finance and Masters in Accounting at the University of Illinois and now works as an investment advisor. Ben has attended numerous YLD events, participated in LEADS, and most recently completed 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.

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