It’s that time of year again: 36 Under 36 time! Each year the New York Jewish Week profiles 36 Jewish visionaries and innovators under the age of 36.” In the words of the Jewish Week:
“We shine a spotlight on a new crop of three dozen forward-thinking young people who are helping reshape the Jewish community. They’re revitalizing established Jewish organizations by launching new models of young leadership programs, empowering micro-entrepreneurs here and in Israel, fostering new forms of spirituality, and raising our eco-consciousness. Welcome to the future.”
This year, more than half of the impressive bunch were people working on the front lines of service – a clear indication that service work is an integral part of the Jewish community today, and will be into the future. Check out the list’s service super stars below the jump, and find the whole list here.
Jessica Balaban: A lay-leader at UJA Federation who works as a coalition builder on behalf of Israeli Arabs.
Gabrielle Carlin and Benjamin Jablonski: who co-founded JNFuture, a venture that serves as a gateway for younger JNF supporters who are passionate about the environment and community development in Israel.
Hindy Poupko: Who connects young Jewish leaders with volunteer opportunities as Director of Israel/International Affairs at the Jewish Community Relations Council/
Stephen Rutman: An 18-year old who helped revitalize the food pantry at Park Avenue Synagogue.
Sheva Tauby: Founder and Director of iVolunteer, which helps volunteers visit and assist isolated Holocaust survivors.