Meet Our Newest Board Member: Benjamin Gorelick

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Playworks Greater Newark/Greater New York is thrilled to welcome Benjamin Gorelick to our Board of Directors. Benjamin is an attorney with Hartman and Craven LLP, in New York, NY and practices in many areas of transactional real estate.   Benjamin was born and raised in the Greater New York area. In law school, Ben served as Managing Editor for the New England Journal of International and Comparative Law and wrote for the same journal. When not practicing law, Ben loves a good burger and a sunny afternoon on the golf course. He has traveled across Europe, the US, and Canada, and loves to ski in Utah, Colorado, Northern California, and Western Canada. 

I truly believe in this cause. It’s so easy to see how playtime benefits kids, both in school and out — from academia to everyday. I grew up loving physical activities (and still do), and clearly recall feeling rejuvenated in class after recess. On a more basic level, it’s simply amazing to see how much kids enjoy their play.

– Benjamin Gorelick

More Updates


March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual,…

January 25, 2021

The Difference a Caring Adult Makes in the City of Good Neighbors ›

“Schools are going weeks without hearing from kids. Calling it a tragedy doesn’t do it justice. Even if kids are safe, they’re still lost kids because they aren’t connected,” Tyler Davis, Playworks Site Coordinator in Buffalo, NY, explains about kids in the pandemic who haven’t been attending school virtually. At the end of the pandemic,…