Skip To Content

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe

What will be the Top Jewish Headlines of 2022? Here are your predictions

There were some major Jewish headlines in 2021: A Jewish First Gentleman moved into the Vice President’s mansion; Israeli-Palestinian violence claimed hundreds of lives; Benyamin Netanyahu was voted out; the Delta variant kept most synagogue life virtual; Mel Gibson returned — and many more.

So what events will dominate the news cycle in 2022? We asked a handful of Jewish leaders, activists, entertainers and thinkers for their predictions. Here are a few of our favorites:

Messiah doesn’t return, but humanity inches closer to deserving him.

David Wolpe, Max Webb Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple, Los Angeles

XYZ group(s) blame(s) Jews for climate change and also everything else.

Elana Spivack, writer, Inverse

Increasingly, Jewish narratives in the arts will be written and represented by Jewish folks of all colors.

Becca Nix Tham, Chicago comedian

Uproar about non-Jews playing Jewish on-screen enters mainstream discourse, forcing Jewish actors to self-advocate. Finally, Hollywood becomes Jewish!

Zach Schiffman, writer and comedian

Lost no more: scientists and rabbis authenticate lost ark woman found in her backyard while gardening.

Maayan Zik, Director of Communication, Kamochah

Seth Rogen leaves entertainment, becomes coolest rabbi.

Jon Savitt, comedian and writer

New wave of covid sweeping the globe spurs massive unprecedented aliyah to Israel.

Nechemia Coopersmith, Chief Editor,

Through Jewish-Americans’ continued dedication to anti-racism, synagogues and other Jewish spaces become true homes and places of belonging for Jews and people of color across the nation.

Qian Julie Wang, author, “Beautiful Country: A Memoir”

Moshiach arrives, needs place for Shabbos.

Shoshana Gottlieb, creator of @jewishmemesonly


  • Events

    Haart to Haart


    Dec 7, 2022

    7 pm ET · 

    A conversation with Julia Haart and her son Shlomo, stars of Netflix's 'My Unorthodox Life,' about the new season and much more.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.