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Planned Parenthood Federation of America,
President: Gloria Feldt
"At the tenth annual Power of One event, over 600 women gathered in San Francisco to celebrate their commitment to the Jewish Community Federation. They were inspired by messages from Jan Richer, Liki Abrams, and keynote speaker Gloria Feldt, President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, who spoke eloquently about her Jewish roots, personal challenges and the importance of activism."
National Abortion Federation,
President and CEO: Vicki Saporta
(Jewish? Saporta is a Sephardic Jewish surname)
Feminists for Free Expression,
Founder: Marcia Pally
Vice President: Marilyn Fitterman
Secretary: Jayme Waxman
"Jamye Waxman is a writer, producer, performer, sex educator and outspoken advocate for women's sexual liberation. Jamye is currently pursuing her masters in human sexuality education and teaches sexuality classes at a well-know adult toyshop in downtown Manhattan. She is the Associate Producer of the television show Naked New York and a columnist for Playgirl Magazine. She produced 'Love Bytes' with Bob Berkowitz and hosted her own show 'Aural Fixation' on WSEX Radio."
Member of Board of Directors: Abby Ehmann
"Abby describes herself as a 'Sexpert' and 'New York's preeminent female smutmeister,' began a career in the adult entertainment industry as an Associate Editor at Penthouse Forum. She has also served as Consulting Editor of Masquerade Erotic Newsletter, Girls of Outlaw Biker and Erotica Online. She has written for many sex-oriented publications from Screw and Hustler to Forum and New Rave."
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force,
Co-Chair: Loren S. Ostrow
"Loren Ostrow ... is outgoing President of the Board of Congregation Kol Ami, a predominately gay and lesbian synagogue in West Hollywood, CA, and he previously served as Co-Chair of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Board of Directors."
Co-founder: Alan Klein
"Mr. Klein's involvement in social issues and civil rights work has been extensive. He was a founding member of the AIDS activist organization ACT UP and organized several of the group's most successful demonstrations. He also co-founded QUEER NATION ... In 1997, a year television critics will remember as the "Year of the Lesbian," Mr. Klein played a pivotal role in the international media frenzy that accompanied ELLEN DEGENERES' historic announcement. As National Communications Director and chief spokesperson for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), he orchestrated the media's Ellen coverage from day one. Mr. Klein also co-founded the successful multimedia campaign STOPDRLAURA.COM. Alan Klein most recently served as Communications Director for Rainbow25 ..."
Museum of Sex, (New York)
Executive Director and Founder: Daniel Gluck
Erotic Museum, (Los Angeles)
CEO: Boris Smorodinsky. "A desire to make a better life for his family, motivated by the discrimination he felt as a Jew in communist Russia, led Smorodinsky to immigrated to Los Angeles in 1989 ..."
Director: Marina Smorodinsky
National Partnership for Women and Families,
President: Judith Lichtman
Population Action International,
President: Amy Coen
National Coalition for Sexual Freedom,
Chairperson of the Board of Directors: Vivienne Kramer
(A Jewish "Vivienne Kramer" is noted here. The same one?)
Children's Defense Fund,
Founder and President: Marian Wright Edelman
(Married to Peter Edelman).
Women's Independent Forum,
Chairman: R. Gaull Silberman
National Center for Policy Research for Women & Families,
President: Diana Zuckerman
National Organization for Women Legal Defense and Education Fund (NOWLDEF),
Executive Vice-President, and Director of Family Initiative: Leslie J. Calman Vice-President, and Director of National Judicial Education Program: Lynn Hecht Schafran
Vice-President,and Director of Government Relations: Lisalyn Jacobs
Vice-Chairman of the Board: Stephen L. Hammerman
Executive Director: Malcolm Lazin
"Equality Forum presents the largest annual national and international gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) civil rights forum." "B.A.'s [Congregation Beth Ahavah's] own Malcolm Lazin was the featured speaker during a lively and musical service led by David Wise. Malcolm, [is] best known as the founder and executive director of Pridefest America, now Equality Forum ...