Jewish Life in the US Army
Shabbat Dinner with Lt Col Benjamin Wallen
Friday, January 25th

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Chabad at the Shore welcomes Lt Col Benjamin Wallen, Chaplain and Engineer officer in the US Military to speak to our community about Jewish Life in the US Army and West Point. 

Enjoy good food, wonderful company and our inspiring speaker. Our catering team will prepare delicious homemade challah, gefilte fish, salads, chicken soup, dessert and much more. Be a part of our warm community and RSVP today.

Services: 5:30 PM Dinner: 6:15 PM

At Chabad Chai Center 
6605 Atlantic Ave 
Ventnor NJ 08406

Cost: $25 Adults | $12 Children
RSVP required by 1/23, 5pm.
Make a payment online by visiting or mail a check to Chabad, 21 S Troy Ave, Ventnor, NJ 08406.

LTC Benjamin Wallen, PhD, PE, PMP
United States Military Academy
Department of Geography & Environmental Engineering
Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Ben Wallen is an Engineer officer with experience in both combat and construction units.  He has deployed to Iraq three times as well as six rotations to the National Training Center and one rotation to the Joint Readiness Training Center.  His most recent assignment was part of the joint staff in Iraq working daily with the Department of State and enabling the transition of all U.S. military sites back to Iraq leadership.  His academic and research interests are focused on landmine detection and understanding how heat and mass transfer in the shallow subsurface is altered due to soil disturbance.  LTC Wallen is the Environmental Engineering Curriculum Coordinator and teaches a variety of classes in the environmental engineering sequence and major.  He is also the Officer-in-Charge of the Hillel, a member of the Jewish Chapel Fund, a member of the Jewish Community Council and the Lay Leader at West Point.  He has served as a Lay Leader at every military installation and for each deployment to Iraq since 1997.