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Jewish Biographies: 50 Most Influential American Jews

(Updated January 2014)

Jewish Biographies:
50 Most Influential American Jews

(Updated December 2016)


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Every year, The Forward publishes a list of its 50 most influential Jews in the United States.
Those selected come from all walks of life, religious affiliation and gender. The list includes writers, politicians, musicians, actors, professional athletes, lobbyists, activists and more.

The Top 5


Julia Ioffe

Daveed Diggs

The Full List

BUSINESS

  • Sarah Hofstetter
  • Michael Dubin
  • Evan Spiegel

COMMUNITY

  • Mark Hetfield
  • Harry Swimmer
  • Thomas Frieden
  • Rachel Gilmer
  • Michael Twitty
  • Jonathan Greenblatt
  • Gali Cooks

CULTURE

MEDIA

  • Jeffrey Goldberg
  • Danielle Berrin
  • Masha Gessen
  • Julia Ioffe

RELIGION

  • Daniel Landes
  • Sharon Weiss-Greenberg
  • Rachel Cowan
  • Shmuly Yanklowitz
  • Yehuda Glick

LAW

  • Gloria Allred
  • Judy Sheindlin
  • Alexandra Brodsky

FOOD

  • Liz Alpern
  • Roger Sherman

 

POLITICS

SPORTS


Sources: The Forward