During Feldboy's 27 years at the embassy, she worked with 12 US ambassadors and met several US secretaries of state and presidents.
Gaon had a significant influence on several of Israel’s social welfare and education programs and was a persuasive force in developing relations between Israel and Egypt.
The Jewish writer, known for her blunt words, abandoned liberal politics, was at the forefront of challenging the women’s movement and championed the Reagan Republican agenda.
Adams, who was born in 1941, was not Jewish, but had a strong interest in the Holocaust because of his childhood in Germany and his mother-in-law being a Jewish refugee from Nazi-occupied Poland.
Livingston joined as a Machal volunteer aiding the nascent Jewish state in the 1948 War of Independence - in fact, it would prove to be instrumental to Israel's victory.
Sharif, who was himself autistic, was known throughout the disability advocacy community for his determination and desire to raise awareness.
The first major dramatization of the Holocaust produced for a mass English-speaking audience, the miniseries starred Meryl Streep and James Woods and tracked the lives of two fictional families.
This rabbinic Johnny Appleseed spread his infectious love of Israel, of Judaism, of Zionism, of the Jewish people, and of people worldwide.
In one of the last interviews he gave, Gilady stressed the importance of representation for the State of Israel.
The iconic voice of comedy died after a long battle with a heart rhythm condition known as recurrent ventricular tachycardia.