By James Cohen
Oren Henry, the Commercial, Regulatory, and Product Counsel at Stripe, has been connected to the Jewish community his entire life. His grandfather a rabbi, his Israeli grandmother a Hebrew school principal, and his mother a Hebrew teacher, Oren’s synagogue in suburban Chicago was his second home while growing up, particularly once he became a Hebrew tutor and religious school aide there. While attending the University of Pennsylvania, Oren served as a lead intern for the Jewish Heritage Programs, an alternative to Hillel that aims to engage students in Jewish life, and he also interned at the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago. Most recently, Oren served on the recently formed UJAPride committee of the UJA-Federation of New York. After more than fifteen years on the East Coast (attending UPenn in Philadelphia and Georgetown University Law Center in DC and starting his legal career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York City), Oren now resides in San Francisco with his husband.