Famous Jewish-Americans

History is full of heroes, and they can come from all kinds of backgrounds and cultures. For Hanukkah, Rosh Hashanah, or any time of year, meet some famous Jewish-Americans that made their mark in entertainment, literature, science and sports.

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Jonas Salk

You may not know of Dr. Jonas Salk, but your life has certainly been affected by him! This famous scientist created the polio vaccine.
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Groucho Marx

Learn more about legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this nonfiction reading sheet from our Jewish-American Heroes series.
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Harry Houdini

Learn all about legendary magician Harry Houdini in this nonfiction reading worksheet.
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Sandy Koufax Biography

Learn about Jewish-American baseball player Sandy Koufax, a baseball legend who's considered one of the greatest Jewish-American athletes in history.
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Gertrude Stein Biography

Learn about influential writer and art patron Gertrude Stein, known in both the Jewish-American and art communities for being a famous writer and collector.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography

Introduce your child to the United States judicial system and a famous lady who knows how to lay down the law -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg!
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Carl Sagan Biography

Learn about Carl Sagan, an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, and author.
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