Alma Hernandez Honored for ‘positively influencing Jewish life’

Photo: Noa Tishby, left, and Alma Hernandez are both on Algemeiner’s J100 list. Noa was in Tucson on Oct. 10. for an event at the Weintraub Israel Center. Photo courtesy Facebook.

The Algemeiner unveiled its 8th annual “J100” list of the top 100 people “positively influencing Jewish life” on Oct. 12, at a lavish gala in the New York City area.

Honorees taking part in the event included Gilad Erdan, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations, and TV personality Meghan McCain.

Erdan, who has also served as Israel’s Minister of Strategic Affairs, received The Algemeiner’s prestigious “Warrior for Truth” award, along with McCain, a former co-host of “The View” and daughter of late US Senator John McCain.

The “Warrior for Truth” award was also bestowed on actress Debra Messing, as well as Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief Dovid Efune and his wife Mushka.

Tucson native and Democratic state legislator Rep. Alma Hernandez is one of those honored on the J100 list.

Alma is known as an outspoken advocate for the U.S.-Israel relationship and a passionate supporter of Holocaust education in schools. In March 2020, she was the lead sponsor for a bill requiring Arizona law enforcement to track antisemitic crimes and adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, which includes “Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor.”

Alma is in good company. Some of the other people honored include Elisha Wiesel, son of Elie Wiesel; IDF Leader Golan Vach; Comedian Bill Maher; Celebrity Chef Jake Cohen; Olympic Athlete Linoy Ashram and Actor, Producer and Activist Noa Tishby.

See the entire J100 list here.

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