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.
We’re so proud of @EmmaSaltzberg, one of our movement co-founders, who is officially a two-time winner of @Jeopardy! Some good news in these dark times.The entire Jewish left will be tuning in tonight as she goes for win number 3️⃣! pic.twitter.com/uFYPfN60Kd— IfNotNow (@IfNotNowOrg) February 4, 2022
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.
If watching @Jeopardy is in your Shabbat practice then you saw JFREJ member @EmmaSaltzberg win her 3rd night in a row tonight! We don’t usually tweet on Shabbat but we are so damn proud & had to get in on all the Jewish Left twitter love.Go Emma, and Shabbat Shalom Jwitter! pic.twitter.com/5Etag8jbtW— Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (@JFREJNYC) February 5, 2022
The left-wing magazine Jewish Currents also celebrated Saltzberg, who has contributed to the magazine.