36 Under 36

Capturing The ‘Human Side’ Of The Settlement Controversy

New documentary offers in-depth profiles of families living in the West Bank outpost of Bat Ayin.

07/18/2016 - 09:49
Editorial Intern

On a picturesque hilltop between Jerusalem and Hebron stands the settlement of Bat Ayin, home to around 200 families. Since its establishment in 1989, Bat Ayin has frequently found itself on the wrong side of the news, partly for the extremist ideology of its founder, Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg, and partly due to some of the more extremist members of the community.

Screenshot of Elad Nehorai with Bat Ayin in the background.

Redefining 'Inclusion'

What makes the 2016 36 Under 36 cohort unique?

05/24/2016 - 15:31
Staff Writer

Abraham’s tent is swelling…

They are educators, visionaries, artists and activists. JW/Charles Rosenthal

36 Under 36: Tikvah Juni, Public Face Of Inclusion Advocacy

Editor's Note: At the "New Normal," we're excited that two of this year's "36 Under 36" winners work for more inclusion of people with disabilities. We're sharing one of the profiles today:

When Tikvah Juni was 16, she received her first standing ovation.

“I remember all the people, cheering and smiling,” said Juni, who had been the guest speaker at an event hosted by Yachad: The National Jewish Council for Disabilities.

“That was the first time I really believed the world could change,” she said. Since then, she’s been trying to change the world one speech at a time.

Juni, who has Down syndrome, travels around the U.S. teaching audiences about inclusion. In Washington, D.C., she even lobbied state and federal legislators to increase resources for special needs students.

Faces Of The Future

06/04/2014 - 20:00

We are proud to present the seventh annual edition of 36 Under 36 this week, with the State of Israel Bonds as sponsor in recognizing the importance of highlighting the creativity, commitment and accomplishments of the next generation of American Jewish trendsetters.

36 Under 36

05/21/2012 - 20:00

We are proud to publish our fifth annual “36 Under 36” special section in this issue, highlighting the achievements of a diverse group of young Jews — including artists, educators, social justice activists and philanthropists — making an impact, and a difference, in our community.

How Saul met Elke

10/09/2011 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist


Stoically, Saul Sudin says that when he met his future wife, one thing was clear: “We did not look like a match.”

Both were pursuing a life in the arts – he wanted to be a filmmaker, and Elke Engelson wanted to be a professional illustrator. He was a senior, she was a freshman. They met in Brooklyn at Pratt Institute. 

Saul and Elke Sudin: Partners In Art
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