They’re go-getters, doers, philanthropists, activists, entrepreneurs and community organizers. Their lives make an impact on those around them and our community at large.

These 36 individuals — the inaugural group of the JN and The Well’s 36 Under 36 program — were nominated by their peers for this honor.

The Jewish News and The Well collected the nominations and turned them over to a group of impartial judges who selected 36 out of the more than 70 nominees for this honor.

If you know these individuals, you know why they were chosen. If you haven’t met them yet, you’ll want to — soon.

Samantha Woll • Jordan Weiss • Marshall Symons • Lauren Sofen • Jacob Smith • Zack Sklar
Melissa ShermanRachel Loebl Serman • Jonathan H. Schwartz • Jeremy Sasson • Hayley SakwaMolly RottJulie Schechter Rosenbaum • Emily Rosberg • Noah Ostheimer • Max Nussenbaum Gabe Neistein • Brooke Miller • Carrie Long • David Kurzmann • Noam Kimelman • Jessica Katz • Josh Kaplan • Justin Jacobs • Robyn Hughey • Oren Goldenberg
Susannah Goodman • Adam Finkel • Sam Dubin • Jordan Charlupski • David Brown • Andrew Bocknek • Adam Blanck • Brooke BendixRabbi Alana Alpert • Sarah Allyn

(Compiled by Esther Allweiss Ingber and Jackie Headapohl)

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