Two JTS Alumni and One Incoming Student Named to the Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36” List of Visionary Leaders

The Jewish Week's sixth annual "36 Under 36" list of rising Jewish innovators features two alumni and one incoming student of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS): Rabbi Zach Fredman, Anna Hanau, and Amram Altzman.

Rabbi Zach Fredman was recently ordained by The Rabbinical School of JTS, and has been serving at the New Shul in New York City. A versatile musician and composer who plays the oud, he is also the founder of the band Epichorus, which fuses Jewish and Sudanese Arabic traditions. The group recently released the CD One Bead.

Anna Hanau is an alumna of JTS's Double Degree Program with Barnard College. In addition to serving as associate director of programs at Hazon, Ms. Hanau is the cofounder (with her husband) and communications director of Grow and Behold Foods, a purveyor of sustainable kosher meat raised on small farms.

Amram Altzman, an incoming freshman in JTS's Joint Program with Columbia University, has already proven himself as a leader in the LGBTQ Jewish community by cofounding (with classmate Rachel Leah) a discussion group about sexuality, identity, and society at the Modern Orthodox Ramaz School in New York City. He is also involved with the organizations Keshet and Eshel.