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Current Jewish Congressmen

Updated August 26, 2019 26.6k views28 items
A list of current Jewish Congressmen, with photos. These are important Jews who take part in running the United States government. There was a time when an American Jewish Congressman was rare or even unheard of. Today, although still a minority, the concept of "Jews in politics", a Jew seeking public office, is hardly unusual. Although less than 2.5% of the US population is Jewish, 10% of the US Senate follow the Judaic faith, and almost 7% of the House of Representatives. We can take heart that the antisemitism of the past is falling aside to more modern ideals. As a world, we have come a long way since the Holocaust.
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  • Brad Sherman
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  • David Cicilline
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  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz
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  • Eliot Engel
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  • Jan Schakowsky
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  • Jared Polis
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  • Jerrold Nadler
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  • John Yarmuth
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  • Nita Lowey

    Nita Lowey

    Age: 82
    Nita Sue Melnikoff Lowey (; LOH-ee; born July 5, 1937) is an American politician who has...  more
  • Sander Levin
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  • Steve Israel
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  • Susan Davis
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  • Ted Deutch

    Ted Deutch

    Age: 53
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  • Al Franken

    Al Franken

    Age: 68
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  • Richard Blumenthal
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  • Barbara Boxer
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  • Ben Cardin

    Ben Cardin

    Age: 76
    Benjamin Louis Cardin (born October 5, 1943) is an American politician serving as the senior...  more
  • Bernie Sanders
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  • Chuck Schumer
    Charles Ellis Schumer (; born November 23, 1950) is an American politician serving as the...  more
  • Brian Schatz
    Brian Emanuel Schatz (; born October 20, 1972) is an American politician serving as the senior...  more
  • Dianne Feinstein
    Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (; born Dianne Emiel Goldman, June 22, 1933) is an American...  more
  • Ron Wyden

    Ron Wyden

    Age: 70
    Ronald Lee Wyden (; born May 3, 1949) is the senior United States Senator for Oregon since...  more
  • Lois Frankel
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  • Alan Grayson
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