Ben M. Freeman is a Jewish leader, a Jewish thinker, and a Jewish educator

Founder of the modern Jewish Pride movement, a leader, thinker, and educator, Ben M. Freeman is the author of the seminal Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People and its follow up, Reclaiming our Story: The Pursuit of Jewish Pride. He is currently working on the finale of his Jewish Pride trilogy, The Jews: An Indigenous People. 

Educating, inspiring and empowering, his work focuses on Jewish identity and historical and contemporary Jew-hatred. A Holocaust scholar for over fifteen years, Ben came to prominence during the Corbyn Labour Jew-hate crisis in the UK and quickly became one of his generation’s leading Jewish thinkers and voices against Jew-hate throughout the Jewish world. 

Voted number 8 on the inaugural 25 Young ViZionaries list by the Jerusalem Post and JNF-USA. He is also a Jewish Diplomat for the World Jewish Congress, a Research Fellow for the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism Policy and a columnist for The Jerusalem Post

As a public intellectual, Ben is a prominent thought leader on Jewish education, history and identity and carries out speaking engagements and educational programming all over the world.  His work also includes consulting for Emmy Award-winning directors on documentary projects, such as Jews of the Wild West and providing Jewish centered DEI programming for Netflix, Meta, LVMH and the Jim Henson Company, among others.

Through his work, he aims to educate, inspire and empower both Jewish and non-Jewish people from all over the world. 

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About Ben

Born in Scotland, Ben is a gay Jewish author, Diversity Equity and Inclusion specialist and internationally renowned educator focussing on Jewish identity, combating antisemitism and raising awareness of the Holocaust. His first book, Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People, was released in February 2021.

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