36 Under 36

Tikvah Juni, 32


Public Face Of Inclusion Advocacy

05/28/2015 (All day)

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.

Tikva Juni

Yosefa Schoor, 22


Bringing Science Workshops To Pediatric Patients

05/28/2015 (All day)

When Yosefa Schoor began shadowing a pediatric neurologist in high school, she quickly noticed that when a child is admitted to the hospital, three things tended to occur: “Time freezes. Apprehension rises. Boredom ensues.”

Yosefa Schoor

Yuda Schlass, 30


A Taste For The Hipster Life

This Jerusalem-raised Chabadnik brings new flavors and techniques to kosher food.

05/28/2015 (All day)

When Yuda Schlass started Hassid + Hipster, his kosher pop-up sandwich shop, he never expected he’d be serving up his signature snacks to the kosher crowd Down Under.

Yuda Schlass

Sivan Hadari, 33


Staging Positive Change

05/28/2015 (All day)

Who is Persian, Tunisian, American and Israeli but can play any nationality on stage? The answer is actress, producer, event planner and activist Sivan Hadari.

Born in Brooklyn, Hadari moved to Tel Aviv at the age of 12, where she volunteered with the IDF working with underprivileged children. In 2006, Hadari, who has studied acting since the first grade, moved back to New York to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Sivan Hadari

Faces Of The Future

06/08/2014 - 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.

Educating the Individual Child: Yocheved Sidof

06/05/2014 - 20:00

In Lubavitch circles in Crown Heights, Yocheved Sidof is known for being both a “dreamer” and a “doer,” traits she attributes to her Iranian, chasidic upbringing.

Yocheved Sidof

Cultural Relevance in the Public Schools: Ariela Rothstein

06/05/2014 - 20:00

When Ariela Rothstein was in high school, she soon came to realize that she was having a very different experience than her brother. “We had different strengths,” she said. She was a nearly-straight-A student while he was more social.

Ariela Rothstein

Seeking Answers through the Spiritual: Rabbi Jessica Minnen

Contributing Editor
06/05/2014 - 20:00

Growing up in Kentucky, Rabbi Jessica Minnen learned there are many paths to God. During Minnen’s childhood, her mother, who had married at 19, began a process of questioning that led her to convert to Christianity.

Rabbi Jessica Minnen

Lighting the Way through Art: Rebecca Goldstein Shomair

06/05/2014 - 20:00

Buying art can sometimes seem like something only wealthy people do, but it doesn’t have to be that way, says Rebecca Goldstein Shomair.

 Rebecca Goldstein Shomair
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