WOMEN / FAMILY / SEX / GENDER ISSUES
Planned Parenthood Federation of America,
President: Gloria Feldt
"At the tenth annual Power of One event, over 600 women gathered in San
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,
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
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."
"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:
Erotic Museum, (Los
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 ..."
National Partnership for
Women and Families,
Population Action International,
National Coalition for Sexual Freedom,
Chairperson of the Board of Directors:
(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
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
Forum presents the largest annual national and international gay,
lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) civil rights forum." "B.A.'s
[Congregation Beth Ahavah's]
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 ...