CONNECTIONS 2017

David Benjamin

Rabbinic Student, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
David Benyamin

David Benjamin

David Benjamin is in his fourth year of Rabbinical Studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Jerusalem and serves as acting rabbi for Kehilat Brit Olam in Kiryat Ono, Israel. David has two decades of experience as a lay leader and cantorial soloist, as well as a practicing consultant and lecturer on international law. David is a member of the Israeli Bar and a reservist (Lieutenant Colonel) in the IDF’s International Law Division. Previously a senior officer in the IDF’s Military Advocate General’s Corps, he holds Bachelor’s degrees in Law and Political Science (B.A. LL.B University of Cape Town) and a master’s degree in Law (LL.M Tel Aviv University). He is a graduate of Israel National Defence College’s Command and Staff program, a singer in the Tel Aviv Vocal Quintet, and a board member of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists. David is married to Nancy, with whom he has three children and lives in Modi’in, Israel.