Jewish activist and IfNotNow co-founder is on a ‘Jeopardy!’ winning streak

Emma Saltzberg has taken the lead for three episodes in a row and currently has a total of $54,199 in prize money.

Jeopardy 311 (photo credit: IBM Israel/Jeopardy Productions, Inc.)
Jeopardy 311
(photo credit: IBM Israel/Jeopardy Productions, Inc.)

Activists on the Jewish left celebrated over the weekend as Emma Saltzberg, a Jewish activist who helped co-found the Jewish anti-occupation group IfNotNow, became a “Jeopardy!” winner.

Saltzberg has taken the lead for three episodes in a row and currently has a total of $54,199 in prize money. Saltzberg, a consultant who lives in Brooklyn, is a senior fellow at Data for Progress, a progressive think tank, according to her Twitter bio.

Several progressive Jewish organizations celebrated Saltzberg’s wins on social media Saturday.

IFNOTNOW SUPPORTERS protest outside of Trump International Hotel in Washington, against the US Embassy opening in Jerusalem, on May 14, 2018 (credit: REUTERS)IFNOTNOW SUPPORTERS protest outside of Trump International Hotel in Washington, against the US Embassy opening in Jerusalem, on May 14, 2018 (credit: REUTERS)

Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, a social justice organization based in Brooklyn, even broke with its usual policy of refraining from posting to social media on Shabbat to celebrate Saltzberg.

The left-wing magazine Jewish Currents also celebrated Saltzberg, who has contributed to the magazine.