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Benjamin Ryberg, 28

Contributing editor / blueprint editor
06/03/2013 - 20:00

www.thelawfareproject.org
@lawfareproject
Standing up for Israel and the law.

Ben Ryberg is used to winning arguments.

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Rivka Abbe, 18

Intern
06/03/2013 - 20:00

@rivkaabbe
Lobbying for Israel.

For Rivka Abbe, helping Jews has always been part of the dinner-table discussion. “My father, now 74, has spent a life of activism helping Jews escape Ethiopia, Syria, Russia, and Romania,” Abbe said. “The question for me was never if I’m going to help Jews, but how.”

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Zach Fredman, 28

Special To The Jewish Week
06/03/2013 - 20:00

www.theepichorus.com
A heretic’s path to prayer.

After Zach Fredman returned from an eight-month stint in India, his family remarked: “You were crazy before you left, but you’re more comfortable in your craziness after coming home.”

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Anna Zicer, 25

Special To The Jewish Week
06/03/2013 - 20:00

www.lostandfoundprod.com 
@LnFproject
Making the world her stage.

Anna Zicer radiates American warmth, yet she gestures like a hard-nosed Israeli. She’s just 25, yet her credentials suggest someone much older. She has barely a trace of an accent, yet she maintains deep familiarity with the Russian-Jewish community.

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Cori Silberman, 30

Special To The Jewish Week
06/03/2013 - 20:00

Storytelling with a Jewish sense.

Milwaukee native Cori Silberman was always fascinated with American Jewish history. So after venturing into a successful television production career, it seemed only natural she would start her own company focused on just that topic.

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Julia Adolphe, 25

Special To The Jewish Week
06/03/2013 - 20:00

www.juliaadolphe.com
Making opera trendy to a younger generation.

Can opera sing, so to speak, to  young Jews?

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Rami Matan Even-Esh, a.k.a. Kosha Dillz, 31

06/03/2013 - 20:00

www.koshadillzworld.com
Building bridges with Jewish rap.

He hangs out with hip-hop artists like Snoop Dogg (now Snoop Lion) and Rick Ross, but also proudly sports a yarmulke and Star of David necklace.

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Daniel Simkin, 22

Staff Writer
06/03/2013 - 20:00

DanielSimkin.com, @simkindaniel
Giving hope to cancer patients.

In the hospital for frequent checkups after surviving childhood cancer in his native Venezuela, Daniel Simkin found himself answering questions from other young patients — Why me? Will I ever be healthy? Will my hair grow back?

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Caroline Loevner, 32

Staff Writer
06/03/2013 - 20:00

With ‘pet partner,’ gladdens the infirm.

Four years ago, when Caroline Loevner brought Beau, her newly acquired Siberian Husky, to the vet, she was told that the dog had an unusually friendly temperament for his breed.

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Amram Altzman, 17

Staff Writer
06/03/2013 - 20:00

@thesubwaypoet
Breaking old taboos.

First, Amram Altzman, 17, realized he was gay. His parents and three younger brothers “accepted and embraced” him, but he couldn’t really be his whole self at the prestigious Modern Orthodox Ramaz School, because almost none of his peers even knew what it meant to be gay.

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