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Jewish Biographies:
50 Most Influential American Jews

(Updated January 2014)


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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


Veronique Pozner

Edith Windsor

Joseph Neubauer

The Full List

ACTIVISM

  • Alan Van Capelle
  • Sue Freidman
  • Karen Lewis
  • Eli Pariser
  • Eric Rosenthal

COMMUNITY

  • Starbuck Ballner
  • Julius Berman
  • Idit Klein
  • Norman Lamm
  • John Ruskay
  • Mordechai Twersky

PLUS

CULTURE

  • Solon Beinfeld
  • Sara Bloomfield
  • Harvey Fierstein
  • Jenji Kohan
  • Marc Maron
  • Hankus Netsky
  • Mandy Patinkin
  • Francesca Segal
  • Tad Taube
  • Ruth Wisse

MEDIA

  • Franklin Foer
  • Glenn Greenwald
  • Nick Lemann
  • Letty Cottin Pogrebin
  • Ben Smith

RELIGION

  • Sarah Bunin Benor
  • David Ingber
  • Susan Silverman
  • Avi Weiss

SCIENCE/EDUCATION

SHANDA

SPECIAL MENTION

  • Weberman's Victims

POLITICS

FOOD

  • Mitchell Davis
  • Mollie Katzen
  • Michael Solomonov

SPORTS


Sources: The Forward

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