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

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

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

Harry Houdini

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

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

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

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography

In this biography worksheet, children are introduced to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who in 1993 became the second female Justice of the Supreme Court in the United States.
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Carl Sagan Biography

Carl Sagan Biography

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