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Meet our Honorees
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We put out a call to the community for: innovative business professionals, academic thought leaders, active philanthropists, community activists, and ground breakers between ages 21-39, who identify as Jewish, and live in the Kansas City area.

We held an event on June 26, 2016 to celebrate our talented Honorees.  Want to learn more about 18 under 40?  Contact Andrew Cotlar at 913.327.8112 or

THINK TANK: We’re putting these 18 innovative minds to work.  Tasked with solving an existing issue in our community, the 18 under 40 have chosen to “put Jewish Kansas City on the map.”   Click here to speak to a professional about donating to assist their efforts.

Our 2016 class of Honorees include: 

Jeremy Antes, Principal, Prism Real Estate Services
Sam Arbesman, Scientist in Residence, Lux Capital
Erika Feingold, Vice President, MD Management
Seth Freiden, CEO, U.S. Toy Company
Dr. Elliott A Fried, M.D, Chief Emergency Medical Resident, Truman Medical Center
Taly Friedman, Director of Volunteer Engagement, Jewish Family Services
Gina Kaufmann, Talk Show Host, Central Standard, 89.3 KCUR
Joseph Megerman, Deputy District Defender, Missouri State Public Defender
Lara Krigel Pabst, Attorney, Krigel & Krigel
Rabbi Daniel M Rockoff, Rabbi, Congregation BIAV
Rabbi Mendel Segal, Executive Director/Rabbinic Coordinator, Vaad HaKashruth of KC
Martin Shuster, Chair of Religious Studies and Philosophy Department, Avila University
Yosef Silver, Director of Strategy, Venta Marketing
Hilary Cohen Singer, Executive Director, Jewish Vocational Services
Greg Smith, President, blooom
Eva Jenny Lipner Sokol, Marketing Manager, Tortoise Capital Advisors
Melissa Stern, Reporter, Fox 4 WDAF-TV
Leah SwartzContent Specialist, FutureCast, a Barkley Advertising Agency Partner Company

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