Each year the staff of The Forward chooses 50 individuals who are “making a difference in the way American Jews view the world and themselves” and embody “the spirit of Jewish action as it is emerging in America.” The list for 2007 includes four Reconstructionists who are making their mark in the areas of community, spiritual leadership, and ideas and activism:
Rabbi Steve Gutow, Executive Director of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Ruth Messinger; Executive Director of the American Jewish World Service
Rabbi Toba Spitzer, president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and rabbi at JRF affiliate Dorshei Tzedek in Newton, Massachusetts
June Walker, president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
Read their profiles from The Forward at jrf.org/Recon_forward_50.