Ben grew up in a conservative Jewish home, the son of a Holocaust survivor and became a follower of Yeshua while studying philosophy at the University of Toronto. His testimony is posted here on his April 2010 blog. Ben received his M.Div. from Knox College, Toronto School of Theology, Univ. of Toronto and later did a one year residency at the Baptist Urban Initiative on Leadership Development. He also did graduate work at Spertus College of Judaica in Chicago.

Ben is the spiritual founder of Kehillat Eytz Chaim / Tree of Life Messianic Congregation in Toronto, a ministry of Chosen People Ministries Canada. He has been a follower of Yeshua since 1976.

Over the past three decades, he's been a freelance writer and editor whose numerous editorials and feature articles have appeared in publications including ChristianWeek, Chosen People Magazine and Faith Today. From 2002 to 2006 he was the publisher and executive director of The Messianic Times. He is the author of More Than Miracles, the story of The Scott Mission through the eyes of Elaine Zeidman Markovic.

Ben is currently the Vice President of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations.