Ben Kaplan is from Chicago, Illinois. He spent two years learning at Yeshivat Orayta in the Old City of Jerusalem, and is now studying at the University of Pennsylvania. Ben's first year as a KH coordinator was at the Neve Michael Children’s home in Pardes Hana. Ben loves playing ping pong, chilling with friends, having a good time, and, most importantly, losing to Israeli kids in soccer. A fun fact about Ben is that he can touch his nose with his tongue. He is eager to return to Israel and experience the true definition of achdut in Am Yisrael!