Ben Dyme, our Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Intern, is a rabbinical student at the Reform Movement's Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, in his 4th year.
He grew up in East Lansing, Michigan. After active participation in NFTY in high school, he went to University of Michigan, joined Hillel groups and took on leadership roles there. Ben worked as the program associate at UofM Hillel after graduating.
Then he moved to Philadelphia, worked at Multi-Campus Hillel, and subsequently took an administrative position at the University of Pennsylvania. Ben earned a masters in creative writing there. Since starting HUC-JIR in the summer of 2016, Ben enjoys coursework, volunteering, service learning and leading. At his student pulpit at Beth El Congregation in Harrisonburg, VA, Ben led services, chanted Torah, gave sermons, ran Torah Studies, facilitated Havdalah services, and tutored B'nei Mitzvah students.
As a new CRRI, Ben leads services, gives drashot, teaches, tutors B’nei Mitzvah students, takes care of pastoral responsibilities, and acts as rabbinic liason to CBST member groups. Ben now lives in Bed Stuy.