This year, they’re at it again, introducing the 2011 Jewcy 100 list throughout the month of June. On the list you’ll find models and writers, entrepreneurs and pop-up deli owners (full disclosure, I’m on this year’s list too).
And not surprisingly, the Jewcy 100 is filled with people helping to repair the world in a myriad of fascinating and inspiring ways. Here’s just a sampling of the social justice and service-focused folks on the list:
- Eric Forman: Activist and Documentarian who uses film as a “tool for education, justice and change.”
- Ben Murane: Director of New Israel Fund’s “New Generations” cohort.
- Steph Herod: Reproductive rights activist
- Adam Braun: Justin Bieber’s manager (for real) and founder of global education non-profit Pencils of Promise (or, ahem, POP).
- Yoav Potash: Filmmaker who is “fueled by the Jewish value of tikkun olam.”
- Ben Brandzel: Online organizer who used to work for MoveOn.org and currently works for Citizen Engagement Lab.
- Yona Shem Tov and Rabbi Melissa Weintraub: the former and current Executive Directors of Encounter, which works to foster dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians.
Congrats to everyone! Check out all of the 2011 Jewcy 100 profiles here.