Bexley natives Malachi Kanfer, Keshet Starr and Dubbs Weinblatt were named to New York Jewish Week’s 36 under 36 list July 12.
• Kanfer, 32, has been the cantor at Sutton Place Synagogue in New York City since 2020. He was previously at Congregation B’nai Jacob in New Haven, Conn., from 2013 to 2020, and served as High Holy Days cantor at his home synagogue, Congregation Agudas Achim in Bexley, from 2010 to 2013.
• Starr, 36, is the CEO of the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot, which according to the group’s website, “seeks to eliminate abuse from the Jewish divorce process.” She graduated from Columbus Torah Academy and was a Wexner Field Fellow. Her family is a member of Congregation Torat Emet in Bexley.
• Weinblatt, 36, is the associate director of education and training for Metro New York area for Keshet, which helps ensure equality for the LGBTQIA+ community. They are also the founder and executive producer of “Thank You For Coming Out,” a community that celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community by sharing and amplifying stories through storytelling, improv and a podcast. Weinblatt is the co-founder and executive producer of Craft Your Truth, an organization that encourages LGBTQIA+ community members to use any kind of performance art as a way to express their stories and connect with the community around them. They graduated from The Ohio State University.
Sammi Fremont, the Clifford and Linda Wolf Editorial Intern, contributed to this story.