List of Jewish American activists

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This is a list of notable Jewish American activists.

For other notable Jewish Americans, see List of Jewish Americans.

Activists[edit]

AIDS activists[edit]

Anarchists[edit]

Animal rights[edit]

Anti-communism[edit]

Anti-racist[edit]

Anti-war[edit]

Civil liberties[edit]

Conservatives and neoconservatives[edit]

Counterculture[edit]

Electronic rights activists[edit]

Environmental activists[edit]

Feminism and gay rights[edit]

Gun rights advocacy[edit]

  • Sandra Froman — President of the National Rifle Association (NRA), second female president and first Jewish president[6]

Health advocacy[edit]

Immigration reform[edit]

  • Kinky Friedman, country singer, 2006 candidate for Governor of Texas

Land reform[edit]

Leaders of Jewish communal organizations[edit]

Liberal and left-wing activists[edit]

Libertarian activists[edit]

Jewish Defense[edit]

Nazi hunters and Holocaust educators[edit]

  • Marvin Hier, Orthodox rabbi, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center
  • Eli Rosenbaum, director of the Department of Justice's Office of Special Investigations since 1995; Nazi hunter since early 1980s

Palestinian rights[edit]

Pro-life[edit]

Radical left[edit]

Rights of Ethiopian Jews[edit]

Socialists and communists (historical)[edit]

Trade union leaders[edit]

Zionists[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Waxman, Sharon; Richard Siklos (2006-12-19). "New Dispute Over Firing of Publisher". The New York Times. Retrieved 2006-12-18. 
  2. ^ "other Jewish authors who may be of interest... Bettina Aptheker"
  3. ^ http://www.socialism.com/Clarasmemorial.html[dead link]
  4. ^ Johnson, David K. (2002). "Franklin E. Kameny (1925-)". In Bullough, Vern L.. Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context. New York: The Haworth Press. pp. 209–218. ISBN 978-1-56023-193-6. 
  5. ^ Ross, Ross (2007-04-08). "Rebecca Walker bringing message to Expo". Pensacola News Journal. Retrieved 2007-04-08. 
  6. ^ Weinstein Bilson, Mara. "The President of the National Rifle Association is Jewish?". Moment Magazine. Archived from the original on December 6, 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-04. [dead link]
  7. ^ R. Reiner — [1] "Reiner, however, said Gibson also must do some "major soul-searching." "It’s not a matter of just apologizing for some words you’ve said," said Reiner, who is Jewish. "It’s to really understand why it is you’re anti-Semitic and where those feelings came from.""