Born in Poland in the early 19th century, she was an important early feminist leader in the United States. For 12 years she lead a petition drive to the New York State legislature and finally the State adopted the "Married Womens Property Act"--allowing women to control their property after marriage (formerly their property became their husbands). She was also a prominent abolitionist and was a speaker at the first National Womens Rights Convention in 1850. She was a friend of Susan B. Anthony.
Former Wall Street star who also served as a head of the board which oversaw New York Citys fiscal management when it was essentially bankrupt in the mid 1970s. Rohatyn was credited with doing a very good job and fiscal management was returned to elected officials in a relatively short period of time. He currently serves as American ambassador to France.
Yaroslavsky is one of five Los Angeles county supervisors, an office with much more power than mayor of Los Angeles. Zev got his start in politics demonstrating in behalf of Soviet Jewry. Now he is chief executive of the part of Los Angeles county that includes Beverly Hills, Bel-Air, Hollywood, Malibu and much of the nicest parts of the San Fernando Valley.
60s radical activist who had a great sense of humor. Co-founder of "Yippies". Chicago Eight Defendant (3, maybe 4 were Jewish). Called the grotesquely unfair trial Judge-(Julius Hoffman-Jewish) a "shonda for the g-yim". Annoyed him by claiming to be his illegitimate son. Abbie was fun.