36 Under 36

Allison Josephs, 33

Assistant Managing Editor/Online Editor
06/03/2013 - 20:00

@jewinthecity, jewinthecity.com
Finding faith from despair.

When Allison Josephs was growing up, she sometimes heard derogatory remarks about Orthodox Jews from her father, a neurologist who treated them at Mount Sinai Medical Center.


Jayson Littman, 35

Staff Writer
06/03/2013 - 20:00

Fighting for LGBT rights, Israel — and for the right to party.

When Baz Luhrmann’s cinematic take on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel “The Great Gatsby” opened in May, Jayson Littman was one of the first in line for tickets.


Joshua R. Fattal, 20

06/03/2013 - 20:00

Activist on the green.

Joshua R. Fattal, a sophomore at Columbia, took the year before college to attend Yeshivat Har Etzion in the West Bank, where he studied Talmud and Jewish philosophy.


Benjamin Ryberg, 28

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

Standing up for Israel and the law.

Ben Ryberg is used to winning arguments.


Rivka Abbe, 18

06/03/2013 - 20:00

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.”


Zach Fredman, 28

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

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.”


Anna Zicer, 25

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

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.


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.


Julia Adolphe, 25

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

Making opera trendy to a younger generation.

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


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

06/03/2013 - 20:00

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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