The fourth annual “36 Under 36” list – put out each year by the New York Jewish Week was published last week. And, just like in years past, the list was filled with people doing world-changing, tikkun olam work. Kudos to the Jewish Week for recognizing these bright stars, and for putting service and social justice at the top of the list, year after year.
Check out the whole group of 36 Under 36 awardees here and read below for our highlight of the service stars on the list:
Gal Beckerman (34) – author of When They Come For Us, We’ll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry, which highlights human rights and Jewish political activism.
Allie Alperovich (34) – committed layperson who balances her work as a lawyer and her work being a mom of two kids, with volunteer positions including being an active board member for JOFA, the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance.
Emily Gindi (32) – devoted women’s and family fundraiser for UJA and chair of UJA’s $10,000 Giving Circle, which encourages women to give.
Rabbi Edith Meyerson (30) – rabbi, pastoral counsellor and chaplain for the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Rabbi Jeremy Stern (27) – rabbi and Executive Director of Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA), which advocates on behalf of religious women who are stuck in a marriage because their husband will not grant them a divorce.