Ben Goldsmith


I was raised in a Chasidic community on Chicago's far north side. After completing my undergraduate degree, with a major in History and a minor in Justice Studies, I began graduate work toward a PhD in history with an emphasis on reimagining Jewish Diaspora life and culture in Poland in the years between the two World Wars. I recently left the program to do community organizing full time. I work on housing justice issues in Chicago, primarily organizing with Project Based Section 8 tenants and Section 8 voucher holders to preserve, protect, and improve affordable housing in Chicago.

Resident Group: 
COR Cohort 5