50 Most Influential Jews 2023

50 Influential Jews: Cybertech Leaders - No. 49

Heading two of Israel's most prominent cybersecurity companies, Gil Shwed and Merav Bahat epitomize the pivotal role Jewish leaders play in securing the digital landscape and driving innovation.

50 Influential Jews: Doug Seserman and Prof. Daniel Chamovitz - No. 43

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has grown into a pioneer in sustainability research worldwide. Prof. Daniel Chamovitz is behind this change, and Doug Seserman is the force promoting it.

50 Influential Jews: Chutzpah from the Heart - No. 34

Jewish actresses Fran Drescher and Aleeza Ben Shalom have both made waves in Hollywood with their chutzpah, whether leading the SAG-AFTRA strike or taking Netflix by storm.

50 Influential Jews: Sir Ephraim Mirvis - No. 31

The successor to the late Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, South Africa-born UK Chief Rabbi Sir Ephraim Mirvis has been the leader of British Jewry for 10 years.

50 Influential Jews: Ofer Yannay - No. 40

As head of Nofar Energy, Ofer Yannay is transforming the renewable energy sector into a force for peace and prosperity – and he's also making waves in sports and philanthropy.

50 Influential Jews: Eitan Neishlos - No. 35

As head of the Neishlos Foundation, the 44-year-old Eitan Neishlos is pushing for Holocaust education and fostering respect and kinship between Jews and Arabs.

50 Influential Jews: Doron Almog and Mark Wilf - No 36

As leading figures in The Jewish Agency for Israel, Doron Almog and Mark Wilf have helped tackle crises facing Jews from North America to Ethiopia and Ukraine.

50 Influential Jews: Defenders of Israel - No. 37

Whether defending Israel in court or online, in security or through building bridges, these four veterans are dedicated to fight for the Jewish state in their own unique ways.

50 Influential Jews: Asaf Kochan - No. 38

While in the IDF's Unit 8200, Asaf Kochan helped shape Israel's entire cyberwarfare landscape. Now in the private sector, he's changing the game with data and cloud-first initiatives.

50 Influential Jews: David Friedman - No. 27

The US ambassador to Israel under president Donald Trump, David Friedman was instrumental in the historic Abraham Accords and moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. He remains deeply influential today.

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