Letty Cottin Pogrebin

    Letty Cottin Pogrebin, a writer, activist, and national lecturer, is a founding editor of Ms. magazine, and the author of twelve books. Her works include the Jewish feminist classic Deborah, Golda, and Me: Being Female and Jewish in America, the novel Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate, and her latest title, the nonfiction work Shanda: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy. Pogrebin was also the editorial consultant on Marlo Thomas’s acclaimed children’s book, Free to Be, You and Me

    Pogrebin’s articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Tablet, The Forward and many other periodicals of Jewish interest. She is a co-founder of the National Women’s Political Caucus, the UJA Task Force on Women, and the Ms. Foundation for Women, and she is a past president of the Authors Guild and of Americans for Peace Now.  

    She currently serves on the board of the Brandeis University Women's and Gender Studies Program and performed past board service for the Women’s Studies in Religion Program at the Harvard Divinity School. Ms. Pogrebin’s honors include a Yale University Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, a Matrix Award for excellence in communication and the arts, and an Emmy Award for her work on Free to Be You and Me. Her writing and activism have also been honored by dozens of Jewish organizations and synagogues. 

    Letty Cottin Pogrebin lives with her husband in New York City and Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The couple has three children and six grandchildren.