Top Jewish Twitter Users 2016
William Daroff @daroff
Type: Politics/Jewish Washington DC and Vegan Food
Recent Tweet: “Scene at the 2015 White House Hanukkah Parties http://eepurl.com/bJhNEv .”
William Daroff is Senior Vice President for Public Policy & Director of the Washington office of The Jewish Federations of North America (@JFederations), but he’s also become Mr. Inside the Beltway for the Jewish community. Some of his tweets are sent from inside his D.C. office, but most are tweeted from his table at the Char Bar kosher restaurant where a vegan burger is named for him, inside a policy briefing on Capital Hill or from the back of an Uber car.
Rabbi Dan Ain @rabbidan
Type: New Age Judaism, NYC and Pop Culture
Recent Tweet: “Because Friday Night should be filled with good conversation, lit candles and rock stars. https://t.co/el1ck85J6a”
Preacher and connector, Rabbi Dan Ain gathers those who are open to being reached. He finds holiness in honest conversation, in the spaces where people can say what they really think and allow others to do the same. His latest project Because Jewish creates opportunities for our religious perspectives to be in genuine dialogue with our artists, our thinkers and our everyday lives.
Rabbi Jason Miller @rabbijason
Type: Technology, Politics, Israel, Sports, Pop Culture and Humor
Recent Tweet: “The menorah bong makes Hanukkah a high holiday http://www.religionnews.com/2015/12/10/menorah-bong-makes-hanukkah-high-holiday.”
Type: Israel and Politics
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is a lobbying group that advocates pro-Israel policies to the Congress and Executive Branch of the United States.
Shimon Peres @PresidentPeres
Type: Israel and Peace
Recent Tweet: Tomorrow night, the people of Israel will be able to celebrate #Passover safely and peacefully thanks to your hard work #IDF
The former Israeli President Shimon Peres and nonagenarian keeps is no longer active on Twitter (which means his staff isn’t), but it’s still a fun account to check out.
Jewish Tweets @JewishTweets
Type: Jewish News and Lifestyle
JewishTweets is a pretty good little blog, looking at contemporary Judaism and Jewish life in our crazy world. It’s worth checking out if you are interested in more religious-focused discussions than what you’ll get here at ShalomLife. But their Twitter feed is a great resource, pulling stories from the top Jewish sites around the web. Every story is either a celebration of Jewish accomplishments, important news, or just a great article about being Jewish. Jewish Tweets is simply a nice place on the internet to be, and you’ll always leave with a smile. Difficult to do sometimes in the cynical world of the internet, but Jewish Tweets does it.
Esther Kustanowitz @EstherK
Type: Jewish Women, Blogging, Humor and Pop Culture
Esther Kustanowitz is a writer, blogger, and self described as “pretty darn Jewy.” Her Twitter is acts as a feed for the best articles out there for Jewish internet users more than anything else. She peruses the internet all day, everyday, finding interesting reads. Sometimes sweet, sometimes funny, sometimes thought provoking, Esther K’s recommendations are usually more than worth clicking, and always high quality.
Rabbi Joshua Stanton JoshuaMZStanton
Type: Jewish Women, Blogging, Humor and Pop Culture
Aaron David Miller @aarondmiller2
Type: Politics, Israel, Public Policy
Recent Tweet: “Talk of defeating ISIS/jihadis surreal. Can no more “win” war on terror than war on drugs/crime. Survive it w/values/security intact.”
VP & Distinguished Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Fmr. Middle East negotiator under Republican & Democratic administrations.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach @RabbiShmuley
Type: Politics, Torah, Israel
Recent Tweet: “Characterizing antisemitic acts as a response to something Jews did doesn’t explain antisemitism. It reproduces it.”
Rabbi Shmuley, who Newsweek & WaPo call ”the most famous Rabbi in America,” is a world-renowned author of 30 books, a broadcaster & a relationship expert.
Rabbi Phyllis Sommer @ImaBima
Type: Jewish Women, Blogging, Motherhood
Jewish mommy blogger Phyllis Sommer blogs and tweets about her family and their real-life Jewish living. She also writes heartfelt blog posts at SupermanSam’s blog — a blog she started about her forever-8-year-old son died of cancer. Rabbi Phyllis Sommer coined the hashtag #whatrabbisdo.
Ruth Messinger @Ruth_Messinger
Type: Social Activism
@AJWS. Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, AJWS works to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world.
Jewish Insider @J_Insider
Type: Jewish Gossip, Washington DC, Social Life
Recent Tweet: “
@Maccabeats at White House Hanukkah Party “
Part of the Jewish Journal of L.A., the Jewish Insider covers U.S. political & business news with a Jewish angle. Think of it as the Jewish version of Page Six. If you want to know which Jews were at the annual Hanukkah Party at the White House, the Jewish Insider will be your trusted source.
Type: Jewish Women and Israel
Recent Tweet: “Hadassah Hospital designed a course that alleviated stress and burnout among their staff. The results were shocking! http://bit.ly/1OGmBdv“
The power of women who heal. The power of women who advocate. The power of women who lead. The power of women for Israel. The Women’s Zionist Organization of America is an American Jewish volunteer women’s organization. Founded in 1912 by Henrietta Szold.
Rabbi David Wolpe @RabbiWolpe
Type:Torah, Spirituality & Politics
Recent Tweet: “Longest Birkat Hamazon of the year tomorrow. Shabbat, Rosh Hodesh, Hanukkah. Eat quickly.
Rabbi Wolpe is an author, public speaker and rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, California. Named the most influential rabbi in America by Newsweek Magazine (2012) and one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world by the Jerusalem Post(2012), Wolpe was named one of The Forward’s 50, and one of the hundred most influential people in Los Angeles by Los Angeles Magazine. Author of seven books and a frequent television guest,
Type: Jewish News
Covering Jewish news, opinion, life and culture.
Reuven Werber @reuw
Reuven Werber tweets about edu-tech. He’s the Pedagogy and Content Editor of the MOFET JTEC Jewish Education Portal and a member of the MOFET International staff. He also serves as the coordinator of educational technology at Neveh Channah HS for girls.
Tablet Magazine @TabletMag
Type: Jewish News and Opinion
Recent Tweet: “Why
#Hanukkah is the holiday of renewable energy: http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/187445/hanukkah-is-the-holiday-of-renewable-energy “
Tablet magazine is an American Jewish general interest online magazine sponsored by Nextbook. Launched in June 2009, it is the successor magazine to Nextbook.
Type: Hip Hop, LGBT, Music
Recent Tweet: “Garrison Keillor is making fun of Donald Trump. Again. LOL. it’s cute. He’s getting thrown out the race by Bush & Cheney.
Yitz Jordan: world changer, Jewish gay MC making positive hiphop. Soc. media dev-activist. My goal: to positively impact as many lives as possible.
Type: Jewish parenting advice and opinion
Recent Tweet: Hebrew names that are gender neutral.
Type: Hip Jewish Culture, Music
Recent Tweet: “Fresh Post- Stephen Colbert Celebrates The Third Night Of Hanukkah with Andy Cohen http://is.gd/nLLtFy“
Jewlicious is a grassroots organization changing the way young adults affiliate and participate in Jewish life.
Ambassador Dan Shapiro @AmbShapiro
Type: Israel, Diaspora Relations
Recent Tweet: “Today, we can be more confident that this planet is going to be in better shape for the next generation.” —
U.S. Ambassador to Israel.
Rabbi Adam Latz @RavMABAY
Type: Jewish Life, Spiritual Progressive Activism, LGBT, Torah
Recent Tweet: “Rabbi Jacobs: “I’m proud of how we’re making an important difference in a troubled world.” http://bit.ly/1Qs0uv0“
Rabbi Latz has been Shir Tikvah’s Senior Rabbi since July 2009. He brings to the congregation boundless energy, heartfelt compassion, and commitment to fostering an authentic and engaging Jewish experience.
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz @RavShmuly
Type: Torah, Social Activism, Politics
#Hanukkah is the holiday of renewable energy: http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/187445/hanukkah-is-the-holiday-of-renewable-energy