What is the Global Jewish 100?

The Global Jewish 100 is a celebration of people across the world who are moving Jewish culture forward. Individuals were selected according to their accomplishments, influence, and impact. Hover over the images to learn more about each person.

Nancy is a writer and producer who has made a handful of documentaries about Israel, including "Above and Beyond."
Connect with Nancy

Nancy Spielberg

A Netherlands-born Israeli, Jaron is a real estate developer in Tel Aviv, as well as the husband of Gal Gadot.
Connect with Jaron

Jaron Varsano

Shari is the prominent businesswoman and philanthropist behind Arison Investments and The Ted Arison Family Foundation.
Connect with Shari

Shari Arison

Hananya is one of Israel's international mega influencers, or as he calls himself "the guy who talks to the camera about Israel and the Middle East conflict."
Connect with Hananya

Hananya Naftali

Amy runs the Jewish food blog "What Jew Wanna Eat!" as well as Modern Tribe, which offers funny Jewish gifts and modern Judaica.
Connect with Amy

Amy Kritzer

Gabriel, from Brussels, founded Young Advocate for Israel to share the truth about Israel among Europe's youth.
Connect with Gabriel

Gabriel Pais

Leah founded Tel Aveat, the leading foodie community in Tel Aviv, with her best friend Natalie Kanfer. Together, they explore Tel Aviv’s culinary scene, one bite at a time.
Follow Tel Aveat

Leah Berwald

Originally from Australia, Chaya and Simi are the sister design duo behind The Frock NYC, a modest fashion brand.
Follow The Frock NYC

Chaya & Simi

The daughter of a famous scholar and Holocaust survivor, Siggy is an Israeli-born matchmaker, relationship guru, TV personality, author, and motivational speaker.
Connect with Siggy

Siggy Flicker

A 15th-generation Jerusalemite, Sharon is an art and street photographer who has published five books, and runs the popular "Our Jerusalem" Instagram account.
Connect with Sharon

Sharon Gabay

Natalya, originally from Moscow, moved to Israel in 2019 and runs the blog My Pretty Israel.
Connect with Natalya

Natalya Gorislaverz

Josh is the Executive Director of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, which teaches Jewish spiritual practices that are grounded in mindfulness.
Connect with Josh

Josh Feigelson

Beatie is an American-Israeli marathon runner who's won the Tiberias Marathon, the Jerusalem Marathon, and the Israeli half-marathon, among others.
Connect with Beatie

Bracha “Beatie” Deutsch

Ami is the CEO & Executive Editor at 70 Faces Media, the largest Jewish media organization in North America, including: Kveller, JTA, My Jewish Learning, and The Nosher.
Connect with Ami

Ami Eden

Adina, also known as FlatbushGirl, is an American activist and influencer who advocates for better standards among Orthodox Jewish women.
Connect with Adina

Adina Sash

Avi, a photojournalist, documents the life and culture of Hasidic Jews in the USA through his Instagram account, Hasidim in USA.
Connect with Avi

Avi Kaye

Allison founded Jew in the City to reverse negative associations about religious Jews, and make engaging and meaningful Orthodox Judaism known and accessible.
Connect with Allison

Allison Josephs

One of the most influential Jewish people on Twitter, Avi currently serves as the Managing Director of Global Communications at the American Jewish Committee.
Connect with Avi

Avi Mayer

The Maccabeats are a male a-cappella group from Yeshiva University that produce music videos promoting Jewish holidays.
Visit their website

The Maccabeats

A modest fashion blogger, Eliana runs Eishes Style, a play on words that comes from the Hebrew phrase eishes chayil, meaning "Woman of Valor."
Connect with Eliana

Eliana Ladenheim

Corey Fleischer is behind the "Erase Hate" global movement, with an aim to erase hate, harmful graffitis, racism, and of course, antisemitism.
Connect with Corey

Corey Fleischer

Charlene is the Founder and CEO of Gali’s Couture Wigs, which makes religious married women happy with new hair.
Connect with Charlene

Charlene Aminoff

Yotam is the CEO of Israel’s biggest humanitarian NGO, IsraAID, which is currently active in 18 countries.
Connect with Yotam

Yotam Polizer

Lisa Colton is the Founder and President of Darim Online, which helps Jewish organizations and leaders effectively leverage social media to achieve their goals.
Connect with Lisa

Lisa Colton

Matt has been the CEO at BBYO since 2004. During this time, he has increased its budget three-fold and expanded memberships to more than 33,000 teens worldwide.
Connect with Matt

Matthew Grossman

Chanie is a food writer, photographer, cook, and the author of "Millennial Kosher" — where she gives a modern spin on old-time favorite Jewish dishes.
Connect with Chanie

Chanie Apfelbaum

British-Israeli, and the Executive Director of StandWithUs in Jerusalem, Michael is an activist, educator, and public speaker.
Connect with Michael

Michael Dickson

Esther is a writer, editor, consultant, and speaker who co-hosts The Bagel Report, a podcast about Jews and entertainment.
Connect with Esther

Esther Kustanowitz

An award-winning blogger, Josh is a member of the Rabbinical Council of America and the International Rabbinic Fellowship.
Connect with Josh

Rabbi Josh Yuter

Marion runs MyJewishMommyLife, where she shares her experiences as a mother focused on living a meaningful Jewish family life.
Connect with Marion

Marion Haberman

Russell has been CEO of the Jewish National Fund-USA since 1998.
Connect with Russell

Russell Robinson

Dina is the CEO at OpenDor Media, a non-profit media company which educates and entertains global audiences with films and videos that celebrate all things Jewish.
Connect with Dina

Dina Rabhan

Adam was named the President and CEO of Hillel International in January 2020, after serving as Hillel International’s interim CEO and COO.
Connect with Adam

Adam Lehman

A former speechwriter for Israel at the UN, Aviva is the Associate Vice President of Israel and Global Jewish Citizenship at Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston.
Connect with Aviva

Aviva Klompas

William is CEO at the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, a coalition of more than 50 Jewish organizations from varying ideologies.
Connect with William

William Daroff

A chef, food writer, TV producer, social media influencer, and businesswoman, Jame is the Founder of Kosher Media Network, and author of several cookbooks.
Connect with Jamie

Jamie Geller

Adam is the Co-Founder of the Israeli-American Council and President of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. He also sits on the boards of many Jewish organizations.
Connect with Adam

Adam Milstein

Nikki founded Humans of Judaism to strengthen, unite, comfort, and empower Jewish people on social media. Today, it is one of the largest go-to Jewish accounts online.
Connect with Nikki

Nikki Schreiber

David Yarus is the cofounder of the Jewish dating app, JSwipe, as well as the loving father of mlln.nl, a millennial marketing agency.
Connect with David

David Yarus

The Founding Director of Momentum since 2009, Lori is a world-renowned Jewish educator, speaker, writer, media personality, and the author of four books.
Connect with Lori

Lori Palatnik

A publicist by trade, Nathan has been recognized by Israeli newspaper Maariv as one of "ten young Jews who will change the world."
Connect with Nathan

Nathan Miller

Joanna is the founder and CEO of Vibe Israel, which leads initiatives to connect millennials around the world to Israel.
Connect with Joanna

Joanna Landau

Rabbi Fass is the Co-Founder of Nefesh B'Nefesh, and has served as the organization's Executive Director since 2002.
Connect with Yehoshua

Rabbi Yehoshua Fass

A former member of Israel's judo team, Noa is the Vice President of Global Marketing for Taglit-Birthright Israel.
Connect with Noa

Noa Bauer

Jason is a rabbi, entrepreneur, and the President of Access Technology, a full-scale technology services company.
Connect with Jason

Rabbi Jason Miller

Better known as Moody Roza and a self-described "worried Jew," Roza is one of Israel's top fashion writers and influencers.
Connect with Roza

Roza Sinaysky

David is the Founding Editor of The Times of Israel, the largest English-language news outlet in Israel, as well as the author of three books.
Connect with David

David Horovitz

After her 3D-printed fashion project in college made a boom across the fashion and tech worlds, Danit became the world's first fashion designer to print and sell 3D clothing.
Connect with Danit

Danit Peleg

Born in Odessa, Igal is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, and art collector, best known for his clothespin collections.
Connect with Igal

Igal Presler

Sarah is the New Media Editor at The Times of Israel, as well as the author of "Jerusalem Drawn and Quartered."
Connect with Sarah

Sarah Tuttle-Singer

Eytan, an American-Israeli, is the co-host of the 2 Nice Jewish Boys podcast, alongside Naor Meningher.
Connect with Eytan

Eytan Weinstein

Maya is the creator of "Eva Stories," the Holocaust education project on Instagram.
Connect with Maya

Maya Kochavi

After surviving the “Miracle on the Hudson” in 2009, Adir moved to Israel and is the host of Startup Camel, a podcast about Israeli innovation and culture.
Connect with Adir

Adir Freilich

In 2012, Anna moved to Israel from Stockholm and founded Telavivian, a digital magazine about all things Tel Aviv.
Connect with Anna

Anna Kopito

After making "Aliyah" from Canada, Sylvan became the co-owner of the Israel Cycling Academy and regularly brings international sporting events to Israel.
Connect with Sylvan

Sylvan Adams

The Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil, Naomi has over­seen JBC’s dig­i­tal ini­tia­tives, and devel­oped its Vis­it­ing Scribe series and Unpack­ing the Book: Jew­ish Writ­ers in Conversation.
Connect with Naomi

Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Simon is the Executive Director of Save A Child's Heart, an Israel-based foundation that provides cardiac care to children in developing countries.
Connect with Simon

Simon Fisher

Nicky has worked extensively as a journalist and editor both in Britain and Israel, and currently serves as the Editor and Israel Director for ISRAEL21c.
Connect with Nicky

Nicky Blackburn

Ariel is the Alain Poher Professor of Law, as well as the President of Tel Aviv University since 2019.
Connect with Ariel

Ariel Porat

Ricky is the Editor-in-Chief of No Camels, which provides global coverage of Israel's innovation and technology scenes, as well as a Canadian-Israeli journalist and writer.
Connect with Ricky

Ricky Ben-David

A technology blogger and vlogger, Hillel also spends his time as a business advisor and international speaker.
Connect with Hillel

Hillel Fuld

A marketing expert, speaker, lecturer, and consultant, Tal is one of the strongest social media personalities in Israel.
Connect with Tal

Tal Navarro

An author, journalist, and social media manager, Benyamin also hosts the Our Friend From Israel podcast.
Connect with Benyamin

Benyamin Cohen

Chemi is the Chairman of the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, which was founded by the late Shimon Peres.
Connect with Chemi

Chemi Peres

Yael is the creator of the bilingual Jewish lifestyle blog and weekly podcast for women, Jewish Latin Princess.
Connect with Yael

Yael Trusch

Michael is the Vice President at Jewish Creativity International, as well as President of the American Society for Jewish Music.
Connect with Michael

Michael Eavitt

A tech designer and professor, Ido is the Director of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, overseeing the museum's collection of 500,000 pieces of art and archaeology.
Connect with Ido

Ido Bruno

Bethany is an editor at Ricochet, a columnist at the Jewish Daily Forward, and a contributor to the New York Post.
Connect with Bethany

Bethany Mandel

Liel is an Israeli-American journalist, author, media critic, senior writer at Tablet Magazine, and co-host of the Unorthodox podcast.
Connect with Liel

Liel Leibovitz

An entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and angel investor, Jon founded OurCrowd, an equity crowdfunding platform in Israel.
Connect with Jon

Jonathan Medved

Publisher and CEO of The Forward, Rachel has won awards such as Content Strategist of the Year.
Connect with Rachel

Rachel Fishman Feddersen

Andrés is the President and CEO of the Jewish Funders Network, which brings Jewish philanthropists together to maximize their impact.
Connect with Andrés

Andrés Spokoiny

Natasha is a digital journalist, and currently the Head of Content for ILTV.
Connect with Natasha

Natasha Kirtchuk

President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, David is the first rabbi to become a US ambassador.
Connect with David

Rabbi David Saperstein

The Founder of Tablet Magazine, Alana is an American writer and editor. She also authored "The 100 Most Jewish Foods."
Connect with Alana

Alana Newhouse

Josh is the Vice President of the URJ for Israel and Reform Zionism, as well as the Executive Director for ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America.
Connect with Josh

Rabbi Josh Weinberg

Joshua is an award-winning American-Israeli singer and Messianic Jewish music songwriter.
Connect with Joshua

Joshua Aaron

Beri is a contemporary Jewish singer who has been described as "the heir to Mordechai Ben David."
Connect with Beri

Beri Weber

Anne is the first Orthodox Jewish woman, as well as the highest-ranking woman, in the United States National Security Agency.
Connect with Anne

Anne Neuberger

Josh Ostrovsky is known to most by his social media handle, The Fat Jewish. He is a writer, actor, model, entrepreneur, and winemaker.
Connect with Josh

Josh Ostrovsky

A self-described "carbologist," Mandy brings more than 250 unique (and kosher) challah bread and babka flavors to your social media feeds.
Connect with Mandy

Mandy Silverman

David is the Founder of Moishe House, a place for young adults to come together and provide a community around the world.
Connect with David

David Cygielman

Daniel is the Founder and President of the Institute for the Next Jewish Future, and co-host of the Judaism Unbound podcast.
Connect with Daniel
Yonantan is a co-founder of SpaceIL, which attempted to land their spacecraft, Beresheet, on the moon.
Connect with Yonatan

Yonatan Winetraub

Ilana shares her journey of converting to Orthodox Judaism in Israel on her blog, Jewish By Choice.
Connect with Ilana

Ilana Schiffner

Izzy, a squad commander in the Israel Defense Forces, is the world's only soldier who lost an arm in combat and returned to combat service.
Connect with Izzy

Izzy Ezagui

Dan left a 20-year career in Israeli media to become the CEO Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv.
Connect with Dan

Dan Tadmor

Dov was elected to Israel's 19th Knesset in 2013. He is the author of seven books about Judaism and Israel, and currently works for Honest Reporting.
Connect with Dov

Dov Lipman

Michal is an Israeli-American journalist and TV host currently residing in New York as an anchor for News12 and i24NEWS.
Connect with Michal

Michal Divon

Jay is President of the Am Yisrael Foundation, which champion the young pioneers of “Observant Zionism.”
Connect with Jay

Jay Shultz

Since 2011, Abby has been the President and CEO at MAZON, an organization working to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the U.S. and Israel.
Connect with Abby

Abby Leibman

Aharoni founded the Brand Israel program, and has been Israel's longest serving Consul-General in New York and the tri-state area to date.
Connect with Ami

Ido Aharoni

Archie is one of the co-founders of JewBelong. She also serves on the board of the Foundation for Jewish Camp.
Connect with Archie

Archie Gottesman

Kate is the author of New York Times bestseller, "Mother Can You Not?" and social media mastermind behind the Instagram account, Crazy Jewish Mom.
Connect with Kate

Kate Friedman-Siegel

Jonny is the Co-founder of Tech Talk Media, a US media and entertainment company that specializes in exciting start-ups and futuristic technologies.
Connect with Jonny

Jonny Caplan

Chanan is the Founder and CEO of Jewish Projects, an online community that connects friends and supporters of Israel worldwide through social media.
Connect with Chanan

Chanan Ziderman

An Israeli communications and PR expert, Eytan won the first season of "The Ambassador," a popular Israeli reality TV show that focused on creating better PR for Israel.
Connect with Eytan

Eytan Schwartz

Jessica is an award-winning journalist, bestselling author, and keynote speaker who has raised millions of dollars for Jewish communities around the world.
Connect with Jessica

Jessica Abo

Dani is the founder of YeahThatsKosher, the top website for kosher restaurants, news, and recommendations.
Connect with Dani

Dani Klein

Yaakov is the Editor-in-Chief at the Jerusalem Post, as well as the author of three books about Israel.
Connect with Yaakov

Yaakov Katz

David is the founder of OLAM magazine and Meals4Israel.com, as well as President and Editor-in-Chief of The Jewish Journal.
Connect with David

David Suissa

Rudy is a Jewish and Israel rights activist who creates content to strengthen Jewish identity, combat anti-semitism, and generate a sense of collective unity in Israel.
Connect with Rudy

Rudy Rochman

Share away!


Launching in Fall 2020, IZZY is “the Netflix for Israel” — a global streaming platform featuring original movies, TV shows, and documentaries available on all of your favorite devices — so you can get a front-row seat to Israel, from wherever you are in the world!

IZZY is currently invite-only.
Sign up to receive an exclusive invitation!

We've just sent you an email with a link to watch free episodes.
Please check your inbox.

Thank you for choosing IZZY!

If you don't see the email in your inbox, please refresh your inbox or check your spam folder.
In case you need help, please contact us!