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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2017

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Meir Kay

Social media activist

A playful, positive, and often thoughtful and uplifting Internet personality, Meir Kay has channeled the lessons of the Chabad movement into a series of wildly popular YouTube videos.

Ordained as a rabbi, and with over 1.2 million Facebook followers, Kay ping pongs around New York City staging humorous stunts like bringing out a full-size bed for stressed New Yorkers to jump on or holding a “silent rave” at the office of the Department of Motor Vehicles. He then uploads videos of the events to YouTube and Facebook. The combined views of his videos have now totaled in the hundreds of millions, making Kay one of the world’s most visible Jewish social media personalities.

Kay sees his mission as spreading joy and positive energy to others, saying, “Seeing stern, focused faces transform into a smile and laugh is priceless. I feed off that positive energy and it makes all the effort that goes into producing and creating the scenarios worth it.”

“People now, more than ever, are searching and yearning for inspiration and guidance for hope and happiness, and I hope my work can help with that,” he adds. (Photo credit: Facebook.)

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