By COLlive reporter
The Jewish Chronicle, England’s oldest and most widely-read Jewish newspaper, has published “JC Power 100” list, ranking the commonwealth’s most influential people.
It has been releasing the names in segments for the last few weeks with its final 10 being named last week, generating buzz over some of its high profile picks, among them some non-Jews.
Topping the list were mining magnate Mick Davis, Chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council; businessman and philanthropist Trevor Pears; Emeritus Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks; philanthropist Dame Vivien Duffield; and current Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis.
Placed at number 65, without community members expecting it, was Rabbi Bentzi Sudak, CEO of Chabad Lubavitch UK and youngest son of the late Head Shliach Rabbi Nachman Sudak OBM.
Here is the description the newspaper editors wrote:
“The chief executive of the Lubavitch Foundation in Britain, Rabbi Sudak has overseen the rapid expansion of the organization across all aspects of Jewish life.
“A former media director of Chabad in the United States, he is credited with developing online resources that have attracted a new generation of supporters.
Education is another key area – he has worked to promote schools in Stamford Hill and Chabad houses on university campuses. Affable, polite and welcoming, his stock should rise.”