YLD Board Member Bio

B Torchman

Ben Torchman is entering his second year on the YLD Board. Ben grew up in Wilmette, IL and attended New Trier High School. He received a degree in Economics from Indiana University, after serving a short stint on the football team at Kansas University, and has since been pursuing a career in Finance and Real Estate investments. Ben currently serves on the Membership Committee of the Standard Club along with the Board of Directors for CityPAC - which maintains Congressional support for Israel. Ben's involvement with JUF began as a kid growing up in an Israeli home, with a family who stressed the importance of dedicating time and effort to the greater good. His first roles with YLD were completing the LEADS program, becoming a member of Gesher, and serving on the Real Estate Trades Division dinner committee. When Ben is not running around playing one of the many sports he loves or hanging out with friends, he can usually be found sitting with family obsessing over another one of his grandmother's delicious signature dishes.

Get Connected!

Volunteer with YLD

feedchicagospring13

YLD offers many opportunities to make a real hands-on difference in the Chicago Jewish community. Join us for one of our upcoming volunteer programs! 

Israel with Israelis!

Dead Sea

Recruit eligible friends and family to participate in Taglit-Birthright Israel with Shorashim. Get amazing rewards: $100 for every five people you recruit