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Jewess » Hallelujah! Women Outnumber Men on ‘36 Under 36′

Hallelujah! Women Outnumber Men on ‘36 Under 36′

by Rebecca Honig Friedman

The Jewish Week’s 3rd annual list of 36 “changemakers” under the age of 36 goes live tomorrow at noon, and for the first time it includes more women than men! A full twenty-twoone (more than 61% 58%) of those included are female.
(So, okay, now we can start having a discussion about Judaism’s ‘boy crisis’…)

On a personal note, I’m happy to see Susanne Goldstone Rosenhouse on there. She’s been moving and shaking things up in the Jewish community — both online and off — for some time. (And I see from her blog that she’s moving away from New York and giving away her VHS — yes, VHS! — tapes. Get ‘em while they’re hot.)

Also, check out my story on #27 and #28, Alison Laichter and Yael Shy of the Jewish Meditation Center of Brooklyn, in this episode of The Jewish Channel’s Week in Review, at around the 7:10 minute mark (I’ll try to post the full story online and if I can will add a link to it here).

Here’s the complete 2010 “36 Under 36” List (after the jump):

1. Sam Adelsberg, empowering Palestinian micro-entrepreneurs through
2. Jessica Balaban, founding exec. Dir. Of Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues
3. Micah Bergdale, Web entrepreneur turned Jewish community activist
4. Sara Berman, Hebrew Charter School Pioneer
5. Dr. Joyce Brown, physician, mentor, animal lover
6. Yael Buechler, Jewish educator who wears her passion on her nails
7. Dr. Efraim Chalamish, young Jewish diplomat
8. Rachel Neima Chasky, popularizing microfinance within the Jewish community
9. Craig Dershowitz, president of Artists4Israel
10. Adi Ezroni, popular Israeli actress turned human rights advocate
11. Sara Mina Gordon, The Yiddish mash-up artist
12/13. Gabrielle Carlin and Ben Jablonski, founders of JNFuture
14. Maya Kadar, helping distressed Israeli youth
15. Gilah Kletenik, Orthodox congregational intern
16. Naomi Maryles, first female attorney on American Beth Din
17. Ari Ne’eman, founding President, Autistic Self Advocacy Network
18. Rachel Neumann, founding board member of Repair the World.
19. Nati Passow, co-founder and director, Jewish Farm School.
20. Daniel Pincus, co-chair, ACCESS NY.
21. Hindy Poupko, executive Dir., Council of Young Jewish Presidents.
22. Susanne Goldstone Rosenhouse, social media rock star
23. Danya Rutenberg, taking feminism and Judaism seriously, and putting it in print
24. Stephen Rutman, co-director, Park Avenue Synagogue High School Food Pantry.
25. Dmitriy Salita, Jewish boxer fighting for Jewish pride
26. Charlie Schwartz, founder,
27/28. Alison Laichter and Yael Shy, founders of the Jewish Meditation Center in Brooklyn.
29. Yoav Sivan, Israeli journalist and LGBT rights activist.
30/31. Vivian Lehrer and Yoni Stadlin, co-founders of Eden Village Camp
32. Mitzi Steiner, co-founder, Jewish Education Workshop (J.E.W.), a beit midrash that bridges gaps on college campus
33. Sheva Tauby, director of iVolunteer.
34. JT Waldman, the Talmudist of comic books
35. Rabbi Mendy Weitman, founder, Jewish Latin Center NYC
36. Eli Winkelman, director, Challah for Hunger.

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