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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2019


Aviva Kempner


The award-winning American Jewish filmmaker enjoyed further success in 2019 with the release of her documentary The Spy Behind Home Plate, the extraordinary story of baseball star Moe Berg, who was also a trained lawyer and an agent for the OSS, the US agency tasked with catching Nazi war criminals after the Holocaust. “For decades, different writers and directors have tried to tell the story of the thrilling life of Moe Berg," Kempner said. “I am proud to have made the first fact-based, feature-length documentary that does his life justice.” Her film about Berg follows her 1998 documentary The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, about the first Jewish baseball star in the Major Leagues who challenged racism and antisemitism inside and outside the park. (Photo: JBS / Screenshot)


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Ben Kingsley

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