Ben Kaplan is from Chicago, Illinois and is currently a Freshman at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to Penn, Ben spent two years studying at Yeshivat Orayta in the Old City of Jerusalem. Last year, Ben was a first-year KHoordinator at the Neve Michael Children’s home in Pardes Hana. Ben cannot wait to go back for his second year! 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!