Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Author, Activist, and National Lecturer
Letty Cottin Pogrebin is an author, activist, and national lecturer. A founding editor and writer for Ms. Magazine, Pogrebin is also the author of eleven books, including her new novel, Single Jewish Male Seeking Soulmate, which was published in May 2015, and the acclaimed 2013 guidebook, How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s…
Letty Cottin Pogrebin is an author, activist, and national lecturer. A founding editor and writer for Ms. Magazine, Pogrebin is also the author of eleven books, including her new novel, Single Jewish Male Seeking Soulmate, which was published in May 2015, and the acclaimed 2013 guidebook, How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick. Among her other books are two memoirs – Getting Over Getting Older, and Deborah, Golda, and Me: Being Female and Jewish in America – the novel, Three Daughters, and the feminist classic, How to Make it in a Man’s World.
She is also the editor of the anthology, Stories for Free Children, and was the consulting editor on Free to Be, You and Me, Marlo Thomas’ ground-breaking children’s book, record and television special.
Besides her twenty year affiliation with Ms. magazine, Pogrebin has published articles and opeds in The New York Times, Washington Post, , Huffington Post, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, L.A. Times, Toronto Star, The Nation, Harpers Bazaar, Travel & Leisure, Family Circle, and Good Housekeeping, among other publications. She is a regular columnist for Moment magazine, and for ten years, wrote “The Working Woman” column in The Ladies Home Journal.
A leader in many social justice causes, Pogrebin has served two terms as President of The Authors Guild, a national organization dedicated to the protection of writers’ copyright and contract rights; and two terms as Chair of the Board of Americans for Peace Now, an advocacy organization working to promote a tw0-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Letty Cottin Pogrebin’s devotion to advancing inter-group harmony inspired her participation in a longstanding Black-Jewish dialogue group, and two Jewish-Palestinian dialogue groups, one of which is still ongoing. In addition, she is a co-founder of the National Women’s Political Caucus; the Ms. Foundation for Women; the UJA-Federation Task Force on Women, and the International Center for Peace in the Middle East.
She currently serves on the boards of Americans for Peace Now, the Ms. Foundation for Education & Communication, The Free to Be Foundation, the Harvard Divinity School Women Studies in Religion Program, and the Brandeis University Women’s and Gender Studies Program.
Pogrebin’s honors include a Yale University Poynter Fellowship in Journalism; an Emmy Award for Free to Be You and Me, inclusion in Who’s Who in America, and dozens of awards and commendations from a variety of NGOs, civic organizations and educational institutions.
Letty Cottin Pogrebin is a graduate of Brandeis University.
She lives in New York.
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Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate: a novel
The impact of inherited trauma (the Holocaust and slavery) on past and future generations, the tension between romantic love and responsibility to one’s people, and the changing relationship between blacks and Jews in in America.
How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick
Novelizing Jewish Life; Illuminating Eternal Themes Through Fiction
The path to a two-state solution
Getting Over Getting Older
How to Organize and Sustain a Jewish/?Palestinian Dialogue Group
Jewish Continuity in the 21st Century
Will Women Change Power — Or Will Power Change Women?
Sexism and Youth
Family Politics: Love and Power on an Intimate Frontier
Among Friends: Men, Women, and Friendship
Being Jewish and Female in America
Jews and Gender
Women and Money
You’ve Come a Long Way…Maybe (Women’s Changing Roles)
Black/?Jewish Dialogue in America: How to Foster Cooperation and Mutual Understanding Between Two Complex Communities
Religion and the Feminist Movement Conference - Panel I: Letty Cottin Pogrebin
One to One: Letty Cottin Pogrebin-"Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate"
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