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Jewish Recipients of National Medal of Science  (USA)
Bruce Alberts RWF Pic American biochemist, molecular biology, president of NAS 1993-2005 2014
Berni Alder Pic German-born Swiss American physicist, computational physics, 2008
Yakir Aharonov RWF HW Pic Israeli American physicist, 2009
Fay Ajzenberg-Selove RWC Pic German-born American nuclear physicist,   2007
Ralph Alpher HW Pic American physicist, background radiation astrophysicist, 2005
Bruce Ames Pic American  biochemist,    1998
Daniel Arnon RWF Pic Polish-born American biochemist, vegetal physiologist, 1973 ExLink
Kenneth Arrow RWF HW Pic American economist, Nobel Prize (1972), 2004
Michael Artin RWF Pic German-born American mathematician, (Jewish maternal grandfather) 2015
Robert Axelrod HW Pic American economist, political scientist, 2014
Howard Bachrach Pic American  biochemist,    1983 ExLink
John Bahcall RWF Pic American astrophysicist, President of AAS 1978-81 1990-92 1998
David Baltimore RWF Pic American biologist, retroviruses, Nobel Prize (1975) 1999
Allen Bard RWF Pic American electrochemist, 2011
Jacqueline Barton RWF HW Pic American chemist, 2010
Hyman Bass Pic American mathematician, 2006
Gary Becker RWF HW Pic American  economist Nobel Prize (1992) 2000
Baruj Benacerraf RWF HW Pic Venezuelan-born American biologist,transplant immunology, Nobel Prize (1980), 1990
Manson Benedict Pic American nuclear engineer, chemist, 1975
Seymour Benzer RWF Pic American  physicist, biologist, geneticist, 1982
May Berenbaum Pic American evolutionary biologist, entomologist,   2014
Paul Berg RWF HW Pic American biochemist, Nobel Prize (1980) in chemistry, 1983
Richard Bernstein Pic American physical chemist, 1989
Hans Bethe RWF HW Pic German-born British American physicist, Nobel Prize (1967) (Jewish mother) 1975
Konrad Bloch RWF HW Pic German-American biochemist, Nobel Prize (1964) in medicine, 1975
Elkan Blout RWF Pic American biochemist, 1990 ExLink
Raoul Bott RWF Pic Hungarian-born American mathematician, (Jewish mother) 1987
Richard Brauer RWC Pic German-born American mathematician, model representation theory, 1970
John Brauman Pic American chemist,  2002 ExLink
Gregory Breit RWF Pic Ukrainian-born American nuclear physicist, 1967
Ronald Breslow Pic American chemist, 1991 ExLink
Bernard Brodie Pic British-born American military strategist, 1968
Felix Browder Pic American mathematician President of AMS 99-01 (Jewish mother) 1999
Herbert Brown RWF HW Pic British-born American  chemist Nobel Prize (1979)  1969
Michael Brown RWF HW Pic American genetisist, Nobel Prize (1985), 1988
Solomon Buchsbaum Pic Polish-born Canadian American  plasma physicist, 1986
John Cahn Pic German-born American physicist, material science, 1988
Melvin Calvin RWF HW Pic American biochemist, photosynthesis, Nobel Prize (1961), 1989
Mario Capecchi RWF HW Pic Italian-born American molecular geneticist, Nobel Prize (2007) (Jewish maternal grangfather)
Erwin Chargaff RWF Pic Austrian-born American biochemist, 1974
Alexandre Chorin Pic Polish-born Israeli American mathematician, 2014
Marvin Cohen RWF Pic Canadian-born American physycist, leader of nanotechnology,  2001
Morris Cohen HW Pic American engineer, inventor, metallurgist 1967
Paul Cohen RWF HW Pic American mathematician, Fields Medal (1966) 1967
Stanley Cohen RWF HW Pic American neurologist , Nobel Prize (1986),  1986
Stanley N. Cohen RWF HW Pic American genetisist, genetical engineering, insulin, 1988
Mildred Cohn RWC Pic American biochemist, 1982 ExLink
Ronald Coifman Pic Israeli American mathematician, 1999
Esther Conwell RWF Pic American physicist, 2009
George Dantzig RWF Pic Polish-born American mathematician, linear programming, 1975
Norman Davidson Pic American molecular biologist, 1996
Jared Diamond RWF HW Pic American evolutionary biologist, biogeographer 1999
Carl Djerassi RWF Pic Austrian-born American organic chemist, oral contraceptive, novelist, playwright, 1973
Joseph Doob Pic American mathematician, 1979
Sidney Drell RWF Pic American particle physicist, 2011
Mildred Dresselhaus RWF HW Pic American physicist, 1990
Daniel Drucker RWF Pic American structual engineer, stress analysis, 1988
Harry Eagle RWF Pic American microbiologist, cell biologist, 1987 ExLink
Bradley Efron RWF Pic American statistician, 2005
Thomas Eisner RWF Pic German-born American ecologist, entomologist, evolutionary biologist, (Jewish father) 1994
Gertrude Elion RWF HW Pic American biochemist, pharmacologist, Nobel Price (1988), zovirax, 1991
Walter Elsasser Pic German-born American physicist, systems biologist, 1987
Stanley Falkow Pic American microbiologist, immunologist, 2015
William Feller RWF Pic Croatian-born German American mathematician, probability theory, (Jewish paternal grandfather) 1969
Herman Feshbach RWF Pic American nuclear physicist, President of the Academy of Arts and Science 1986
Richard Feynman RWF HW Pic American physicist, Nobel Prize (1965), 1979
Michael Freedman RWF Pic American mathematician, poincare conjecture, Fields medal (1986)  (Jewish father) 1987
Herbert Friedman RWF Pic American physicist, solar x-rays, 1968
Milton Friedman RWF HW Pic American Economist, Nobel Prize (1976), 1988
Elaine Fuchs RWC Pic American cell biologist, 2008
Richard Garwin Pic American physicist, 2002 ExLink
Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch RWC Pic German-born American geneticist, co-founder of developmental genetics, 1993
Maurice Goldhaber RWF Pic Austrian-born American physicist, 1983
Peter Goldmark Pic Hungarian-born American engineer, inventor, long playing record, 1983
Peter Goldreich RWF Pic American astrophysicist, 1995
Joseph Goldstein RWF HW Pic American biologist, geneticist, Nobel Prize (1985) in Medicine, 1988
Herman Goldstine RWF Pic American matematician, computer scientist, administrator, 1983
Solomon Golomb RWF HW Pic American mathematician, engineer, inventor, pentaminoes, 2011
Ralph Gomory Pic American mathematician, 1988 ExLink
Samuel Goudsmit RWF Pic Dutch-born American physicist, discovery of electron spin, 1976
Paul Gyorgy Pic Hungarian-born Americam microbiologist, biochemist, 1975
Norman Hackerman Pic American chemist, model of transistor, 1993
Viktor Hamburger Pic Polish-born German American biologist, embryologist, 1998 ExLink
Philip Handler Pic American biochemicist, 1981 ExLink
Harry Harlow RWF Pic American psychologist, 1967
Michael Heidelberger RWC Pic American immunologist, 1967
Joseph Hirschfelder Pic American chemist, physicist, 1975 ExLink
Ralph Hirschmann Pic German-born American chemist, 2000 ExLink
Roald Hoffmann RWF HW Pic Polish-born American chemist, electronic structures, Nobel Prize (1981), 1983
Robert Hofstadter RWF HW Pic American physicist, Nobel Prize (1961), 1986
Leonid Hurwicz RWF HW Pic Russian-born American economist, Nobel Prize (2007) 1990
Elvin Kabat Pic American biochemist, immunologist, founder of immunochemistry, 1991 ExLink
Leo Kadanoff RWF Pic American physicist, 1999
Eric Kandel RWF HW Pic Austrian-born American psyhiatrist, neuroscientist, biophysicist, Nobel Prize (2000), 1988
Samuel Karlin RWF Pic Polish-born American mathematician,  1989
Theodore von Karman RWF HW Pic Hungarian-born German American physicist, engineer, 1962
Richard Karp RWF HW Pic American computer scientist, computational complexity theory, 1996
Robert Kates Pic American geographer, 1991
Donald Katz  Pic Americal chemist, chemical engineering, 1982
Joseph Keller RWF Pic American mathematician, 1988
Leonard Kleinrock RWF Pic American co-inventor of Internet, 2007
Daniel Kleppner RWF Pic American physicist, atomic research, 2006
Judith Klinman Pic American biochemist,chemist, 2014
Walter Kohn RWF HW Pic Austrian-born Canadian American physicist, Nobel Prize (1998) in chemistry 1988
Rudolf Kompfner Pic Austrian-born British American physicist, traveling wave tube, 1974
Arthur Kornberg RWF HW Pic American biochemist, Nobel Prize (1959) in medicine, 1979
Daniel Koshland, Jr RWF HW Pic American biochemist, 1990 ExLink
Martin Kruskal Pic American mathematician, physicist, 1993
Edwin Land RWF Pic American inventor, polaroid camera, 1967
Helmut Landsberg Pic German-born meteorologist, father of modern climatology, 1983
Robert Langer RWF Pic American biotechnologist, 2006
Peter Lax RWF Pic Hungarian-born American mathematician, Abel Prize (2005) 1986
Philip Leder RWF Pic American geneticist,  1989 ExLink
Joshua Lederberg RWF HW Pic American molecular biologist, Nobel Prize (1958), 1989
Leon Lederman RWF HW Pic American physicist, Nobel Prize (1988), 1965
Robert Lefkowitz RWF HW Pic American physiologist, Nobel Prize (2012) in chemistry, 2007
Solomon Lefschetz RWF Pic Russian-born American mathematician, topology 1964
Rita Levi-Montalcini RWF HW Pic Italian-born American neurologist, Nobel Prize (1986) , 1987
Simon Levin HW Pic American evolutionary biologist, ecologist, 2015
Hans Liepmann RWF Pic American aueronautical engineer, 1986
Fritz Lipmann RWF HW Pic German-born American biochemist, Nobel Prize (1953)  1966
Stephen Lippard RWF Pic American inorganic chemist, 2004 1940-
George Low Pic American NASA Administrator 1970-71 (acting, Deputy) Administrator 1969-76 1983
Salvador Luria RWF HW Pic Italian-born American microbiologist, Nobel Prize (1969), 1991
Rudolph Marcus RWF HW Pic Canadian-born American chemist, Nobel Prize (1992), 1989
Lynn Margulis RWF HW Pic American microbiologist, 1999
Herman Mark RWF HW Pic Austrian-born German American chemist, polymer science, (Jewish father) 1979 ExLink
Paul Marks Pic American cancer researcher, geneticist, 1991
Tobin Marks RWF Pic American chemist, founder of nonequilibrium thermodinamics, 2005
Barry Mazur RWF HW Pic American mathematician, algebraic geometry number theory,    2011
John McCarthy RWF HW Pic American computer scientist, Inventor of "Lisp", artificial intelligence (Jewish mother) 1990
Jerrold Meinwald Pic American organical chemist, 2014
Robert K Merton RWF HW Pic American sociologist, historian of science, 1994
Raymond Mindlin Pic American applied physicist, 1979
Mortimer Mishkin Pic American neuroscientist, 2009
Walter Munk RWF Pic Austrian-born American geophysicist, 1983
David Nathan Pic American pediatrician, hematologist, 1990
Daniel Nathans RWF HW Pic American microbiologist, Nobel Prize (1978), first genetic map of DNA, 1993
Elizabeth Neufeld RWC HW Pic American geneticist, 1994
Nathan Newmark Pic American engineer, civil engineering,  1968
Louis Nirenberg RWF Pic Canadian-born American mathematician, 1995
Marshall Nirenberg RWF HW Pic American biochemist, geneticist, Nobel Prize (1968) medicine, breaking of genetic code, 1964
Jeremiah Ostriker Pic American astrophysicist, 2000
Wolfgang Panofsky RWF Pic German-born American physicist, particle physics 1969
Michael Posner Pic American cognitive scientist, neuroscientist, 2008
John Prausnitz Pic German-born American  physical chemist, chemical engineering, 2003
Frank Press RWF Pic American geophysicist,  1994
Stanley Prusiner RWF HW Pic American neurologist, biochemist, Nobel Prize (1997), 2009
Efraim Racker Pic Polish-born Austrian American biochemist, 1976 ExLink
Simon Ramo RWC HW Pic American physicist, engineer, businessman, 1979
Frederick Reines RWF HW Pic American physicist, Nobel Prize (1995), detection of the neutrino, 1983
Stuart Rice Pic American physical chemist, 1999
Alexander Rich RWF Pic American molecular biologist, biophysicist, 1995 Exlink
Burton Richter RWF HW Pic American physicist, Nobel Prize (1976), 2014
Marshall Rosenbluth RWF Pic American nuclear physicist, 1997
John Ross Pic Austrian-born American physical chemist, 1999
Bruno Rossi RWF HW Pic Italian-born American physicist, space physics, 1983
Vera Rubin RWF HW Pic American astrophysicist, 1993
Eli Ruckenstein Pic Romanian-born American physical chemist,  1998
Albert Sabin RWF HW Pic Polish-born American medical researcher, oral polio vaccine, 1970
Paul Samuelson RWF HW Pic American economist, Nobel Prize (1970)  1996
Allan Sandage RWF Pic American astronomer, (convert to Christianity) 1970 ExLink
Lewis Sarett Pic American organic chemist, (Jewish father) 1975 jinfo
Arthur Schawlow RWF RWF Pic Canadian American physicist, Nobel Prize (1981), co-inventor of laser, (Jewish father) 1991
Martin Schwarzschild RWF Pic German-born American astronomer, (Jewish father) 1997
Julian Schwinger RWF HW Pic American theoretical physicist, Nobel Prize (1965), 1964
Lucy Shapiro RWC Pic American developmental biologist, 2011
Herbert Simon RWF HW Pic American psychologist, Nobel Prize (1978) in Economics (not Jewish maternal grandmother) 1986
Isadore Singer RWF Pic American mathematician, Abel Prize (2004), 1983
Maxine Singer Pic American biochemist, DNA chip, 1992 ExLink
Solomon Snyder Pic American neuroscientist, endorphins, 2003 ExLink
Susan Solomon RWC HW Pic American geophysicist,  1999 ExLink
Robert Solow RWF HW Pic American economist, Nobel Prize (1987) 1999
Gabor Somorjai RWF Pic Hungarian-born American father of modern surface chemistry, 2001
Elias Stein Pic Belgian-born American mathematician, 2001
Jack Steinberger RWF HW Pic German-born American Swiss physicist, Nobel Prize (1988), 1988
Gilbert Stork Pic Belgian-born American organic chemist, 1982 ExLink
Lubert Stryer Pic Chinese-born American biochemist, 2006
Edward Teller RWF HW Pic Hungarian-born American physicist, hydroghen bomb,  1982
Howard Temin RWF HW Pic American geneticist, retroviruses, Nobel Prize (1975) in medicine 1992
Max Tishler Pic American biochemist, poultry desease antibiotic sythesizing of B2, 1975 ExLink
Harold Varmus RWF Pic American microbiologist, virologist, Nobel Prize (1989) in Medicine 2001
Andrew Viterbi RWF HW Pic Italian-born American computer scientist, co-founder of Quallcom 2007
Robert Weinberg RWF Pic American molecular biologist, 1st oncogen, 1997 ExLink
Steven Weinberg RWF HW Pic American physicist, Nobel prize (1979), electroweak force, 1991
Paul Weiss Pic Austrian-born American biologist, 1979
Victor Weisskopf RWF Pic Austrian-born American physicist, director of CERN 1979
Frank Westheimer Pic American chemist, photosynthesis, 1986 ExLink
Norbert Wiener RWF HW Pic American mathematical logician, founder of cybernetics, 1963
Eugene Wigner RWF HW Pic Hungarian-born American physicist, Nobel Prize (1969), founder of nuclear engineering 1968
Saul Winstein Pic Canadian-born American chemist, 1970 ExLink
Evelyn Witkin RWF Pic American geneticist, 2002
Edward Witten RWF HW Pic American mathematician, physicist, Fields Medal (1990)   2002
Abel Wolman Pic American engineer, environmental engineering, 1974
Rosalyn Yalow RWF HW Pic American medical physicist, Nobel Prize (1977) in medicine, 1988
Charles Yanofsky RWF Pic American geneticist,  2003
Amnon Yariv RWF HW Pic Israeli-born American physicist, co-founder of Ortel Corp 2009
Richard Zare RWF Pic American physicist, lazer chemistry, 1983 ExLink
Oscar Zariski RWF Pic Belarusian-born Italian American mathematician, 1965
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Jewish Recipients of National Medal of Technology & Innovation  (USA)
Ralph Baer RWF Pic German-born American inventor, video games console, 2005
Paul Baran RWF HW Pic Belarusian-born American co-inventor of digital packet switching, 2007
Erich Bloch Pic German-born American electrical engineer, administrator,  ??? 1985
Marvin Camras Pic American electrical engineer, inventor, magnetic recording 1990 ExLink
Vinton Cerf RWF HW Pic American internet pioneer, (3/4 Jewish father) 1997
Stanley N. Cohen RWF HW Pic American genetisist, genetical engineering, insulin 1989
David Cutler, Jr Pic American software engineer, ??? 2007
Carl Djerassi RWF Pic Austrian-born American organic chemist, oral contraceptive, novelist, playwright, 1991
Joel Engel Pic American engineer, cellular network, 1994 ExLink
Armand Feigenbaum Pic American quality control expert, 2007 ExLink1 ExLink2
Robert Fischell Pic American physicist, inventor, bioengineer, 2015
Richard Frenkiel Pic American engineer, cellular phone, 1994
Joseph Gerber Pic Austrian-born American inventor, phottoplotter, phottocatter, 1994
Bernard Gordon Pic American engineer, inventor, 1986
Eli Harari Pic American founder 1988/CEO/president of Sandisk, 2012
Adam Heller Pic Romanian-born Israeli American scientist, bioengineering, 2007 ExLink
Grace Hopper RWF Pic American computer scientist, Rear Admiral, 1991 ExLink1 RWC
Irwin Jacobs RWF Pic Innovation and leadership in the field of digital wireless communications 1994
Amos Joel, Jr Pic American engineer, mobile communication system, 1993
Joseph Juran Pic Romanian-born American industrial engineer, quality of products 1992 ExList1 ExList2 ExList3 ExList4
Robert Kahn RWF HW Pic American co-inventor of Internet TCP/IP, 1997
Dean Kamen RWF HW Pic American engineer, inventor, (AutoSyringe Segway), 2000 ExLink
Paul Kaminski Pic American technologist, chairman of Defense Science Board 2009- , ??? 2006
Charles Kelman Pic American ophthalmologist, cataract surgery 1992
George Kozmetsky Pic American businessman, technology innovator, 1993
Raymond Kurzweil RWF Pic American engineer, inventor, Reading Machine, 1999
Irwin Lachman Pic American inventor, catalytic conventer, 2003
Edwin Land RWF Pic American inventor, polaroid camera, 1988
Ralph Landau Pic American chemist, founder of Scientific Design Incorporated 1985
Robert Langer RWF Pic American biotechnologist, 2011
Arthur Levinson RWF Pic American CEO/chairman of Genentech, Apple, 2012
Hans Liepmann RWF Pic American aueronautical engineer, 1993
Douglas Lowy Pic American medical investigator, oncologist, ??? 2014
Stanley Mazor Pic American engineer, co-inventor of the microprocessor, 2009
David Pall Pic American chemist, filter for transfusions, 1990
Sidney Pestka Pic Polish-born American biochemist, geneticist, 2001 ExLink
Peter Rose semiconductor manufactering Krytek Corporation 1996
Harold Rosen RWF Pic American engineer, communication sattellite technology, 1985
Arthur Rosenfeld RWF Pic American particle physicist, 2011
Steven Sasson Pic American electrical engineer, inventor of digital camera, ??? 2009
Peter Schultz Pic American co-inventor of fiber optic cable,  2000
Jan Vilcek Pic Slovak-born American biomedical scientist, inventor, philanthropist, 2013
Paul B. Weisz Pic German-born American bioengineering,  1992
Joseph Woodland Pic American inventor, 1992
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Jewish Recipients of National Medal of Arts  (USA)
Maurice Abravanel HW Pic Greek-born Swiss American music director, conductor, 1991
Herb Alpert RWF Pic American trampetist, singer, 2012
Leonore Annenberg Pic American art patron, 1993
Walter Annenberg HW Pic American publisher, art patron, 1993
Lin Arison Pic American philanthropist, 2012
Will Barnet Pic American painter, teacher, critic,   2011
Saul Bellow RWF HW Pic Canadian-born American writer, Nobel Prize (1976) 1988
Robert Brustein Pic American educator, literary/theater critic, author, 2010
Iris Cantor Pic American philanthropist, model, 1995
Gerald Cantor Pic American founder/chairman of Cantor Fitzerland, bond brokerage, 1995 ExLink
Kitty Carlisle RWF Pic American stage actress, singer, spokeswoman, 1991
Aaron Copland RWF HW Pic American composer, conductor, 1986
David Diamond Pic American classical composer, 1995
Irene Diamond Pic American editor, philantropist, 1999 ExLink
Kirk Douglas RWF HW Pic American actor, film producer, 2001
Bob Dylan RWF HW Pic American singer/songwriter, guitarist, 2009
Alfred Eisenstaedt HW Pic German-born American photographer, "Father of photojournalism" 1989
Ramblin' Jack Elliott Pic American folk singer, 1998
Zelda Fichandler Pic American founder/director of theater, Arena Stage,          1997
J. W. Fisher Pic American arts patron, 1987 ExLink
Helen Frankenthaler HW Pic American abstract artist, 2001 ExLink
James Ingo Freed Pic German-born American architect, 1995
Sydney Freedberg Pic American art historian, curator, 1988 ExLink
Leonard Garment Pic American arts advocate/patron, 2005
Frank Gehry RWF HW Pic Canadian-American architect, art museum designer, 1998
Milton Glaser Pic American graphic designer, illustrator, 2009
Agnes Gund Pic American philanthropist,   1999 ExLink
Lawrence Halprin RWF Pic American lanscape architect, 2002
Armand Hammer RWF Pic American industrialist, arts patron, 1987
Anthony Hecht Pic American poet, 2004
Al Hirschfeld RWF Pic American caricaturist, 2002
Vladimir Horowitz RWF HW Pic Ukrainian-born American pianist, 1989
Jeffrey Katzenberg RWF HW Pic American producer,  (Paramount Pictures; DreamWorks SKG) 2013
Lincoln Kirstein Pic American arts patron, dance impresario, 1985
Stanley Kunitz Pic American poet, educator, translator, 1993
Tony Kushner RWF HW Pic American playwright, 2012
Norman Lear Pic American director, producer, screenwriter, 1999  
Stan Lee RWF HW Pic American comic book writer, producer, actor, 2008
James Levine HW Pic American conductor, pianist, 1997
Sydney Lewis American busunessman, arts patron, 1987 ExLink Frances
Bella Lewitzky Pic American dancer, choreographer, teacher, 1996
Harvey Lichtenstein Pic American arts administrator, impresario, 1999
Roy Lichtenstein RWF HW Pic American popular art painter, 1995
Lewis Manilow RWF Pic American arts patron, real estate developer, attorney, 2000 Susan
Elaine May Pic American stage/film actress, film director, screenwriter, 2012
Albert Maysles Pic American documentary filmmaker, 2013
Robert Merrill HW Pic American opera singer, bariton, 1993
Arthur Miller RWF HW Pic American playwright, essayist, 1993
Lewis Mumford RWF Pic American historian of technology/science, (Jewish father) 1986
Howard Nemerov HW Pic American poet, author, editor, 1987
Roy Neuberger Pic Anmerican financier, art collector, arts patron, 2007
Louise Nevelson RWN Pic Ukrainian-born American sculptor, 1985 ExLink
Mike Nichols RWF HW Pic German-born American film director, producer, writer, actor, 2001
Itzhak Perlman RWF HW Pic Israeli American violinist, conductor, 2000
Roberta Peters Pic America opera singer, 1998
Harold Prince Pic American theatrical producer, theater director, 2000
Emily Rauh Pulitzer American contemporary art patron, philanthropist, 2011
Jerome Robbins RWF HW Pic American dancer, choreographer, director, 1988
Philip Roth RWF Pic American writer, 1998
William Schuman RWF HW Pic American composer, music administrator, 1987
George Segal RWF HW Pic American sculptor, 1999
Maurice Sendak RWF HW Pic American writer, illustrator, designer, 1996
Rudolf Serkin RWF HW Pic Czech-born Austrian American pianist, 1988
Richard Sherman Pic American songwriter, composer, lyricist, 2008
Robert Sherman RWF Pic American songwriter, composer, lyricist, painter, 2008
Beverly Sills RWF HW Pic American opera singer, soprano, 1990
Leonard Slatkin RWF HW Pic American conductor, 2003
Stephen Sondheim RWF HW Pic American composer, lyricist, songwriter, 1996
Isaac Stern RWF HW Pic Ukrainian/Polish-born American violinist, conductor, 1991
Barbara Streisand RWF HW Pic American singer, film/television actress, composer, director, producer, 2000
Michael Tilson Thomas RWF HW Pic American conductor, pianist, composer, 2009
Billy Wilder RWF HW Pic Austrian-born American movie director, screenwriter, producer, 1993
Robert Wise RWF Pic American film producer, director, 1992
Tobias Wolff HW Pic American writer, (Jewish father) 2014
Pinchas Zukerman RWF HW Pic Israeli-born American violinist, conductor, 1983
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Jewish Recipients of National Humanities Medal (USA)
Daniel Aaron Pic American writer, literary critic, 2010
M.H. Abrams RWF Pic American literary historian, literary scholar, 2013
Mortimer Adler RWF HW Pic American philosopher, author, 1990
Bernard Bailyn RWF HW Pic American historian, 2010
Stephen Balch Pic American scholar, president of National Association of Scholars, 2007
Allan Bloom HW Pic American philosopher, essayist, 1992
Daniel Boorstin RWF Pic American historian,       1989
Eva Brann Pic German-born American author, educator, 2005
Richard Brookhiser Pic American journalist,historian, biographer, 2008
Robert Caro Pic American writer, biographer, 2009
Ron Chernow Pic American writer, journalist, historian, biographer, 2015
Robert Coles Pic American author, developmental psychologist, (Jewish father) 2001
Judy Crichton Pic American documentary filmmaker, television producer, writer, 2000
Midge Decter Pic American neoconcervative journalist, author, 2003
Edgar Doctorow RWF Pic American writer, 1998
Joseph Epstein Pic American writer, editor, 2003 ExLink
William Ferris Pic American author, scholar, 1997
Elizabeth Fox-Genovese Pic American historian, feminist, (Jewish mother) 2003
Russell Freedman Pic American biographer, author, 2007
Joan Ganz Cooney Pic American television producer, (Jewish father) 2003
Richard Gilder Pic American historian, co-founder Gilder Lehrman Institute of American history 2005
Louise Gluck RWF Pic American poet,  2015
Hanna Holborn Gray Pic American historian, president of University of Chicago 1978-93 (Jewish mother) 1993 Jewish mother
Terry Gross Pic American journalist, radio reporter, 2015
Roger Hertog Pic American businessman, financier, philanthropist, 2007 Jewish mother
Harold Holzer Pic American historian,       2008
Gertrude Himmelfarb HW Pic American historian of Victorian era, 2004
Donald Kagan RWF HW Pic Lithuanian-born American historian of ancient greek, journalist, 2002
Stanley Nider Katz Pic American historian,       2010
Hilton Kramer Pic American cultural critic, commentator, art historian, 2004
Edith Kurzweil Austrian-born American author, editor, 2003
Mary Lefkowitz Pic American classical scholar, author, 2006
Lewis Lehrman Pic American co-founder Gilder Lehrman Institute of American history, 2005
Bernard Lewis HW Pic British-born American  historian, history of Islam 2006
Albert Marrin Pic American historian, 2008
Judith Martin Pic American journalist, author, 2005
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein RWF HW Pic American novelist, philosopher, 2014
Cynthia Ozick RWF Pic American writer, 2007
Americo Paredes Pic Mexican/American author, journalist, 1989
Richard Pipes RWF HW Pic Polish-born American historian of Russia, 2007
Robert Putnam HW Pic American political scientist, (convert to Judaism) 2012
Charles Rosen Pic American pianist, musicologist, author, 2012
Milton Rosenberg Pic American social psychologist, radio personality, 2008
Philip Roth RWF Pic American writer, 2010
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr RWF Pic American historian, social critic, special assistant to the president, (Jewish paternal grandfather) 1998
Robert Silvers RWF Pic American publisher, editor,
Albert Small Pic American real estate developer, philanthropist, 2009
Robert Smith Pic American chairman of Sharles E. Smith Corporation, 2008
Ted Sorensen Pic special counsel, presidential adviser  Kennedy (Jewish mother) 2009
Steven Spielberg RWF HW Pic American film director, producer, movies mogul, 1999
Studs Terkel RWF Pic American author, historian, broadcaster, 1997
Elie Wiesel RWF HW Pic Romanian-born American writer, Nobel Prize (1986) for Peace, 2009
Ruth Wisse Pic Romanian/Ukrainian-born American literature scholar, linguist,  2007
Natalie Zemon Davis HW Pic American historian of France, 2012
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Jewish Recipients of Presidential Medal of Freedom (USA)
Jose Aboulker RWC Pic Algerian-born member of anti-nazi resistance,
Madeleine Albright RWF HW Pic American Secretary of State 1997-2001, 2012
Walter Annenberg HW Pic American publisher, art patron, 1986
Arnold Aronson Pic American civil rights activist, advocate 1998
Gary Becker RWF HW Pic American economist, Nobel Prize in Economics (1992) 2007
Irving Berlin RWF HW Pic Belarusian-born American composer, songwriter, 1977
Herbert Block Pic American editional cartoonist, author, 1994
Nancy Brinker Pic American ambassador to Hungary 2001-03 Bush 2009
Edgar Bronfman, Sr HW Pic American businessman, Seagram Co.,Time-Warner,MCA,Universal Studios 1999
Harold Brown RWC Pic American physicist, Secretary of Defense 1977-81 Carter 1981
Vinton Cerf RWF HW Pic American internet pioneer, (3/4 Jewish father) 2005
Peggy Charren Pic Ameican founder of Action of Children's Television, 1995 ExLink
Leo Cherne RWE Pic American economist, public servant, commentator, 1984
Morris Childs Pic Ukrainian-born American FBI spy in US Communist Party,   1987
Wesley Clark RWF Pic American supreme allied commander of NATO, general of army, (Jewish father) 2000
Robert Coles Pic American author, developmental psychologist, (Jewish father) 1998
Aaron Copland RWF HW Pic American composer, conductor, 1964
Douglas Dillon RWF Pic Secretary of Treasury 1961-65 John Kennedy (Jewish paternal grandfather) 1989
Kirk Douglas RWF HW Pic American actor, film producer, 1981
Mildred Dresselhaus RWF HW Pic American physicist, 2014
Peter Drucker RWF Pic Austrian-born American management expert, 2002
David Dubinsky Pic Belarusian-born American labour leader, 1969
Evelyn Dubrow Pic American labour leader, 1999
Ariel Durant Pic Ukrainian-born American historian, 1977
Bob Dylan RWF HW Pic American singer/songwriter, guitarist, Nobel Prize (2016) in Literature, 2012
Zachary Fisher Pic Russian American real estate developer, philantropist, 1998 ExLink
Felix Frankfurter HW Pic American Supreme Court Justice 1939-1962 1963
Milton Friedman RWF HW Pic American economist, Nobel Prize (1976), 1999
Henry Friendly Pic American appeals judge, 1977
Joan Ganz Cooney Pic American television producer, (Jewish father) 1995
Frank Gehry RWF HW Pic Canadian-American architect, art museum designer, 2016
Arthur Goldberg RWF HW Pic American Supreme Court Judge 1962-1965, US Secretary of Labour 1961-62 1978
Barry Goldwater RWC Pic Republican candidate for the Presidency 1964, major general, (Jewish father) 1986
Samuel Goldwyn RWF HW Pic Polish-born American producer, co-founder of MGM, 1971
Samuel Goudsmit RWF Pic Dutch-born American physicist, discovery of electron spin, 1946
Katharine Graham Pic The Washington Post publisher, (Jewish father) 2002
Gordon Gray RWF Pic Secretary of the Army 1949-50, (Jewish mother) 1961
Alan Greenspan RWF HW Pic American economist, Chairman of Federal Reserve Board 1988-2005 2005
David Hamburg Pic American psychiatrist, administrator, 1996 ExLink
Eric Hoffer Pic American social writer, psycholodist, philosopher, 1983
Paul Hoffman Pic American president of Studebaker Corporation, Marshal Aid Plan administrator, ??? 1974
Hanna Holborn Gray Pic American historian, president of University of Chicago 1978-93 (Jewish mother) 1991
Sidney Hook RWF Pic American philosopher, 1985
Grace Hopper RWF Pic American computer scientist, Rear Admiral,
Vladimir Horowitz RWF HW Pic Ukrainian-born American pianist,
Jacob Javits HW Pic American politician, Senator 1957-81 1983
Daniel Kahneman RWF HW Pic Israeli-born Israeli American psychologist, Nobel Prize (2002) in Economics 2013
Robert Kahn RWF HW Pic American co-inventor of Internet TCP/IP 2005
Max Kampelman Pic American arms-control expert, 1999
Irving Kaufman Pic American appeals judge, 1987
Danny Kaye RWF HW Pic American actor, dancer, singer, comedian, 1987
Henry Kissinger RWF HW Pic German-born American Secretary of State (1973-77), Nobel Prize (1973) for Peace 1977
Gerda Klein Pic Polish-born American writer, human rights activist, 1911
Mathilde Krim RWC Pic Founder and Head of American Fund  For Aids Research (convert to Judaism) 2000
Irving Kristol RWF HW Pic American founder of neoconservative movement,  2002
Arthur Krock Pic American journalist, 1970
Edwin Land RWF Pic American inventor, polaroid camera, 1963
Eugene Lang Pic Hungarian-born American philantropist, 1996  
Thomas Lantos RWF HW Pic Hungarian-born American representative, 2008
Mary Lasker RWF Pic American health activist, 1969
Estee Lauder RWF HW Pic founder of  Estee Lauder Companies, cosmetics, 2004
Joshua Lederberg RWF HW Pic American molecular biologist, Nobel Prize (1958), 2006
Herbert Lehman RWF Pic American Governor, Senator 1963
Morris Leibman American lawyer, 1981 ExLink
Lyman Lemnitzer RWC Pic American Supreme Allied Commander of Nato 1963-69, lieutenant general, 1987
Sol Linowitz Pic co-founder, chairman of Xerox Corp 1998
Walter Lippmann RWF HW Pic American journalist, writer, political commentator,
George Low Pic American NASA Administrator 1970-71 (acting, Deputy) Administrator 1969-76 1985
Lewis Mumford RWF Pic American historian of technology & science, (Jewish father)
Lorne Michaels Pic Canadian-born American writer, producer,
Abner Mikva RWC Pic American legal scholar, appeals judge, 2014
Harvey Milk RWF HW Pic American gay rights activist, 2009
Rita Moreno RWF HW Pic Puetro Rico-born singer, dancer, actress, (Jewish descent ???) 2004
Lewis Mumford RWF Pic American historian of technology/science, (Jewish father) 1964
John von Neumann RWF HW Pic Hungarian-born American mathematician, game theory, linear programming,computer science, 1956
Eugene Ormandy RWF HW Pic Hungarian-born American conductor, violinist, 1970
Arnall Patz Pic Georgian-born American ophthamologist, 2004 ExLink
Itzhak Perlman RWF HW Pic Israeli American violinist, conductor, 2015
Shimon Peres RWF HW Pic Polish/Belarusian-born Prime Minister of Israel  1986-88 1995-96 President 2007- 2012
Norman Podhoretz RWF HW Pic American author, critic, journalist, 2004
Simon Ramo RWC HW Pic American physicist, engineer, businessman, 1983
Hyman Rickover RWF HW Pic Polish-born American admiral, father of nuclear navy  1980
Anna Rosenberg Pic Hungarian-born American Assistant Secretary of Defense 1945 ExLink
Abe Rosenthal RWE HW Pic NY Times executive editor, columnist, 2002
Walt Whitman Rostow RWF HW Pic American economist, political theorist, 1969
Mstislav Rostropovich RWF HW Pic Azebarjani-born Russian People's Commissar for Armaments 1939-41, colonel general, 1987 ExLink1 ExLink2
Albert Sabin RWF HW Pic Polish-born American medical researcher, oral polio vaccine, 1986
William Safire RWF Pic American writer, journalist, presidential speechwriter, 2006
Ginetta Sagan Pic Italian-born human rights activist, (Jewish mother) 1996 ExLink
Jonas Salk RWF HW Pic American physician, medical researcher, dead virus vaccine for polio, 1977
Rabbi Menachem Schneerson RWF Pic American religious philosopher,
Michael Schwerner Pic American civil rights activist,
Rudolf Serkin RWF HW Pic Czech-born Austrian American pianist, 1964
Albert Shanker Pic American educator, president of American Federation of Teachers 1974-97 1998
Natan Sharansky RWF HW Pic Ukrainian-born Israeli politician, 2006
Laurence Silberman Pic American appeals judge, Deputy Attorney General 1974-75, 2008
Beverly Sills RWF HW Pic American opera singer, soprano, 1980
Robert Solow RWF HW Pic American economist, Nobel Prize (1987), 2014
Stephen Sondheim RWF HW Pic American composer, lyricist, songwriter, 2014
Helmut Sonnenfeldt Pic German-born American foreign policy expert, National Security Advicer,  ??
Steven Spielberg RWF HW Pic American film director, producer, movies mogul, 2015
Gloria Steinem RWF HW Pic American writer, journalist, feminist, (Jewish father) 2013
Isaac Stern RWF HW Pic Ukrainian/Polish-born American violinist, conductor, 1992
Lewis Strauss RWC HW Pic Secretary of Commerce 1958-59 (interim apointee) 1958
Robert Strauss RWF HW Pic American lawyer, politician, businessman, 1981
Barbara Streisand RWF HW Pic American singer, film/television actress, composer, director, producer, 2015
Helen Taussig HW Pic American paediatric cardiologist, (Jewish paternal grandfather, mother ?)  1966
Edward Teller RWF HW Pic Hungarian-born American physicist, hydroghen bomb,  2003
Lew Wasserman Pic American media executive, MCA , 1995
Caspar Weinberger RWF HW Pic American Secretary of Defense Reagan  81-87 (Jewish father) 1987
Gerda Weissmann Klein Pic Polish-born American writer, human rights activist, 2010
Elie Wiesel RWF HW Pic Romanian-born American writer, Nobel Prize (1986) for Peace, 1986
Simon Wiesenthal RWF Pic Ukrainian-born Austrian Nazi-hunter, 2000 RWN
Elmo Zumwalt, Jr RWF Pic American military, Admiral, (Jewish mother)
Presidential Medal of Freedom/wiki
List of Presidential Medal  of Freedom recipients/wiki
Jewish Recipients of Presidential Medal for Merit (USA)
Irving Berlin RWF HW Pic Belarusian-born American composer, songwriter, 1945
William Friedman RWF Pic Moldovan-born American cryptologist, 1946
Al Jolson RWF HW Pic Lithualian-born American singer, actor, comedian, composer, lyricist, 1950
Theodore von Karman RWF HW Pic Hungarian-born German American physicist, engineer, 1946
Raymond Mindlin Pic American applied physicist, 1946
Henry Morgenthau, Jr RWF HW Pic Secretary of Treasury 1933-45 Roosevelt 1945
John von Neumann RWF HW Pic Hungarian-born American mathematician, game theory, linear programming,computer science, 1947
David Niles Pic Presidential aide Roosevelt Truman 1947
Robert Oppenheimer RWF HW Pic American physicist, administrator, atomic bomb, 1946
Isidor Rabi RWF HW Pic Polish-born American physicist, Nobel Prize (1944), nuclear magnetic resonance, 1948
Anna Rosenberg Pic Assistant Secretary of Defense 1947
Samuel Rosenman Pic advicer to Franklin Roosevelt & Harry Truman 1946
Sidney Weinberg Pic American company executive, Goldman Sachs Group 1946
Presidential Medal of Merit/wiki
Jewish Recipients of Congressional  Gold Medal of Honor (USA)
Irving Berlin RWF HW Pic Belarusian-born American composer, songwriter, 1954
Harry Chapin HW Pic American folk musician, ??? 1986
Aaron Copland RWF HW Pic American composer, conductor, 1986
George Gershwin RWF HW Pic American songwriter, composer, jazz pianist, 1985
Ira Gershwin RWF HW Pic American lyricist, librettist, songwriter:lyricist, 1985
Robert Goddard RWE HW Pic American pysicist, scientist, inventor, ??? 1959
Mary Lasker RWF Pic American health activist, 1987
Shimon Peres RWF HW Pic Polish/Belarusian-born Prime Minister of Israel  1986-88 1995-96 President 2007-14, 2014
Hyman Rickover RWF HW Pic Polish-born American admiral, father of nuclear navy  1982
1958
Anna Rosenberg Pic Hungarian-born American Assistant Secretary of Defense 1946 ExLink
Jonas Salk RWF HW Pic American physician, medical researcher, dead virus vaccine for polio, 1955
Natan Sharansky RWF HW Pic Ukrainian-born Israeli politician, 1986
Rabbi Menachem Schneerson RWF Pic American religious philosopher, 1994
Elie Wiesel RWF HW Pic Romanian-born American writer, Nobel Prize (1986) for Peace, 1984
Simon Wiesenthal RWF Pic Ukrainian-born Austrian Nazi-hunter, 1980
List of_Congressional_Gold_Medal_recipients/wiki
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