SOURCE: The Jewish Week

The Jewish Week

June 16, 2010 12:01 ET

The Jewish Week Releases 3rd Annual "36 Under 36" List

Highlights Young Change-Makers in the Areas of Jewish Education, Social Justice, Young Leadership, the Environment, and the Arts

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 16, 2010) -  The Jewish Week (, the largest and most respected Jewish newspaper in America, has released its third annual "36 Under 36" list, highlighting new innovators in the New York area who are reshaping Jewish life here, in Israel, and abroad.

This year's list ( recognizes Jews under the age of 36 who are leading the charge when it comes to blending Torah with environmentalism, innovating Jewish education, and working to make the world a more just, secure place.

"At a time when so much concern is being voiced about a younger generation disenfranchised with Jewish life, it's heartening and inspiring to discover young men and women in our community who are leading the way with passion and innovation," noted Jewish Week editor and publisher Gary Rosenblatt. "We're proud to showcase them and their accomplishments."

More females than males made this year's list, which includes an advocate for those with autism and other disabilities, the founder of an online micro-loan site benefiting Palestinian micro-entrepreneurs, and the pioneer behind a Jewish charter school in New York.

Following, in alphabetical order, is the complete list of 36ers for 2010.

2010 "36 Under 36" List:

1.  Sam Adelsberg
2.  Jessica Balaban
3.  Micah Bergdale
4.  Sara Berman
5.  Dr. Joyce Brown
6.  Yael Buechler
7.  Dr. Efraim Chalamish
8.  Rachel Neima Chasky
9.  Craig Dershowitz
10.  Adi Ezroni
11.  Sara Mina Gordon
12/13.  Gabrielle Carlin and Ben Jablonski
14.  Maya Kadar
15.  Gilah Kletenik
16.  Naomi Maryles
17.  Ari Ne'eman
18.  Rachel Neumann
19.  Nati Passow
20.  Daniel Pincus
21.  Hindy Poupko
22.  Susanne Goldstone Rosenhouse
23.  Danya Rutenberg
24.  Stephen Rutman
25.  Dmitriy Salita
26.  Charlie Schwartz
27/28.  Alison Laichter and Yael Shy
29.  Yoav Sivan
30/31.  Vivian Lehrer and Yoni Stadlin
32.  Mitzi Steiner
33.  Sheva Tauby
34.  JT Waldman
35.  Rabbi Mendy Weitman
36.  Eli Winkelman

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