Karolyn Benger

Beit Midrash Program, Class of 2022


Karolyn Benger is the principal of KB Enterprise, a consulting firm in Phoenix, AZ providing Community and Strategic Relationship Building, Grant Writing, and Social Media Marketing to nonprofit organizations specializing in social justice. Karolyn serves as a Commissioner for the City of Phoenix’s Human Relations Commission, on the Jewish Advisory Board for the Phoenix Police Department, the Arizona Interfaith Movement, is a member of the Valley Interfaith Project’s 3rd Monseigneur Ryle Public Policy Faith Leader Institute, and a mentor in the Women’s Leadership Institute. She was the founding Executive Director of the newly created Jewish Community Relations Council in Phoenix and served as the Executive Director of the Jewish Interest Free Loan of Atlanta. She is a graduate of Emory University with a degree in Political Science and a specialization in the Middle East where she studied Arab and Islamist opposition groups in Egypt. Ms. Benger has taught at Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Emerson College and is passionate about social justice, interfaith dialogue, and community relations between Jews and non-Jews. Her publications can be found with Blue Avocado, eJewish Philanthropy, Kveller, Times of Israel, Binah, and the Arizona Republic.

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