Who are your heroes? Those who inspire you with their commitment to their passions and the world? The people who live a life guided by their values, and who help others do the same? Each year, The Jewish Daily Forward asks itself those very questions in creating the Forward 50: an annual list of American Jews who made an impact in their fields.
As in years past, this year’s list highlights many heroes working in the field of service and social justice. It may be no surprise considering the Jewish tradition’s longstanding commitment to and legacy of tikkun olam, but we think it’s worth special mention. Check out some of the top nominees below. They’re kind of awesome.