The Algemeiner Journal, which was recently described by CNBC as ‘the fastest growing Jewish newspaper in the United States’, has announced its first annual ‘JEWISH 100’ list of the ‘top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life.
The list, released on Tuesday in New York City at a gala attended by a star-studded crowd of celebrities, politicians and community leaders, was MC’d by Fox News host Heather Nauert, and the headliner was Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel. Media attendees included journalists, and amongst the leadership of the publication is Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR.Among the people honored on The 1st Annual Jewish 100 list were:
David Brooks (above left), the renowned New York Times Columnist who is one of the highest profile editorial writers in America. As the MC noted “As a regular op-ed columnist in The New York Times, a newspaper whose stance on Israel is oddly hostile or misinformed, Brooks serves as a counterweight.”
Rupert Murdoch, CEO, News Corporation: A self-proclaimed “friend of Israel” who works to “ensure that the outlets under his direction are fair and honest in their coverage of Israel and matters relating to the Jewish community.”
Andrea Levin, Director, Camera: Levin heads a global media watchdog organization.
William Kristol, of the Weekly Standard
Avi Mayer, Jewish Agency, Social Media: Mayer has become a vocal and tech savvy supporter of Jewry and the Jewish state.
Others named to the list of the Jewish 100 list included Billionaire Philanthropist Sheldon Adelson, Author Herman Wouk, Ronald Lauder, Warren Buffet and Dr. Ruth Wisse of Harvard University. Algemeiner Publisher Simon Jacobson, also offered this about the new list:
The aim of the list, said is “to bring into focus the forces that are bettering the world of the Jewish people. When the quality of Jewish life is raised, the quality of all lives is raised,” he continued explaining the broad significance of the list.
The full Jewish 100 list may be seen at www.algemeiner.com