Jewlicious Festival founder, Rabbi Yonah (2nd from right), with some other Jewish Community Heroes of the Year and the Project Leader at the GA 2009 in Washington DC. The project expected 100,000 votes to be cast. They received over 570,000 votes. They expected 10,000 people to leave their email addresses; they got 40,000. Ari Teman (2nd from left) of JCorps was named the overall Hero.