The famed Algemeiner newspaper, one of the leading Jewish publications in the United States, unveiled its third annual ‘JEWISH 100’ list – the top 100 people influencing Jewish life – at its 44th Anniversary Gala held on March 28th in New York City’s Gotham Hall. The evening’s honoree was Jeffrey H. Rosen, the owner of the Maccabi Haifa Israeli professional basketball team, who has been a dedicated activist and leader in the pioneering of the efforts of The Algemeiner.
“It’s been a rewarding and eye-opening experience – to the say the least – to be the owner of an Israeli professional basketball team. While we had our ups and
downs, witnessing our team and our city of Haifa, lifting their first-ever League championship in the 60-year history of Israeli basketball, is a memory I’ll never
forget,” said Rosen. “Algemeiner is an important bridge in the media world, with the coverage of what is really happening, on the ground in Israel, and across the globe. It’s why I am passionate about Algemiener and the work that Dovid Efune, our executive director, does on a daily basis. Israel and the Jewish people face many obstacles in the world, and Algemeiner is the media outlet that I trust to tackle these issues head on.”
“With mounting challenges for Israel and the Jewish people, we identified a great need to highlight and celebrate the work and lives of the dedicated and inspiring individuals who are positively impacting the Jewish future and recognize their contributions and sacrifices,” said Algemeiner Editor Dovid Efune.
The J100 Gala headlined famed philosopher and humanitarian Bernard-Henri Lévy, Britain’s Secretary of State for Justice Michael Gove and actress Tovah Feldshuh and was MC’d by Fox News host Joanne Nosuchnisky, News Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch, Israeli Consul General Ido Aharoni and artist Ron Agam also participated in the the program with a host of political, community and industry leaders in attendance.
Past honorees of the J100 Gala have included Elie Wiesel, Harvey Weinstein, Yuli Edelstein, Donald Trump and Joan Rivers among others.