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Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Letty Cottin Pogrebin, a founding editor of Ms. magazine, is the author of nine books, including two memoirs, Deborah, Golda, and Me: Being Female and Jewish in America, and Getting Over Getting Older: An Intimate Journey. Her most recent book is her first novel, Three Daughters. A long-time activist for women’s issues and social justice causes, Pogrebin is a co-founder of the National Women’s Political Caucus, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, the Ms. Foundation for Women, and UJA-Federation’s Task Force on Women. In addition to her service on several non-profit boards, she was elected to two terms as president of the Authors Guild, and two terms as chair of the board of Americans for Peace Now.

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Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem was a leader of second-wave feminism and the co-founder of Ms. Magazine, the first feminist periodical with a national readership. As a journalist and spokesperson, she mobilized a generation of women to advance the cause of women’s liberation. Steinem has worked tirelessly all her life as an advocate for change.

Golda Meir

A direct, no-nonsense politician who participated in Israel’s governance from its independence onward, Golda Meir served as Israel’s first female Prime Minister through the turbulent period of the Yom Kippur War.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Letty Cottin Pogrebin." (Viewed on September 27, 2022) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/pogrebin-letty>.

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