Ben Zion (Benzy) Kogen is a Consultant for Leadership and Education. He has devoted his career to senior leadership positions within the Jewish community, in Jewish Education and Nonprofits. He serves as Religious VP of Shomrei Torah Synagogue, on the Executive Committee of the Pacific Southwest Region of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and serves as Spiritual Leader of Congregation Bnai Jacob in Bakersfield. Benzy holds undergraduate degrees from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, as well as dual Masters degrees in Educational Administration from Teachers College of Columbia University. A master educator who has devoted himself to the building of communities and the enhancement of Jewish life, Benzy has led seminars for educators and taught in congregations across the U.S. and Canada, bringing the joy of classical Jewish text and tradition to learners of all ages.