Benjamin Altshuler is a rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, OH. Through his studies, Benj ponders the big questions of belief and peoplehood shaping American Judaism. Benj is an alumnus of Carleton College, where he studied Cognitive Science. Prior to matriculating at HUC, Benj was a Corps Member of Avodah in Chicago; he served at Friedman Place, a supportive living facility for blind and visually impaired adults. Benj enjoys singing, reading, and biking, sometimes simultaneously.