List of Jewish members of the United States Congress

Last updated on 25 June 2017

This is a list of members of the United States Congress who practiced Judaism as a religion.[1] It does not include members who had Jewish ancestry but were not religiously practicing.

Senate

David Levy Yulee - Brady-Handy.jpg
David Levy Yulee - Brady-Handy.jpg
Judah P Benjamin crop.jpg
Judah P Benjamin crop.jpg
Benjamin F. Jonas - Brady-Handy.jpg
Benjamin F. Jonas - Brady-Handy.jpg
Joseph Simon of Oregon.jpg
Joseph Simon of Oregon.jpg
Isidor Rayner standing photograph portrait.jpg
Isidor Rayner standing photograph portrait.jpg
Simon Guggenheim cph.3a02257.jpg
Simon Guggenheim cph.3a02257.jpg
Herbert Lehman.jpg
Herbert Lehman.jpg
Richard Lewis Neuberger.jpg
Richard Lewis Neuberger.jpg
Jacob Javits.jpg
Jacob Javits.jpg
Ernest Gruening (D-AK).jpg
Ernest Gruening (D-AK).jpg
Abraham ribicoff.jpg
Abraham ribicoff.jpg
Howard Metzenbaum.jpg
Howard Metzenbaum.jpg
Richardbernardstone.jpg
Richardbernardstone.jpg
ZorinskyE(D-NE).jpg
ZorinskyE(D-NE).jpg
RudyBoschwitz.jpg
RudyBoschwitz.jpg
Carl Levin official portrait.jpg
Carl Levin official portrait.jpg
Warren Rudman.jpg
Warren Rudman.jpg
Arlen Specter, official Senate photo portrait.jpg
Arlen Specter, official Senate photo portrait.jpg
Frank Lautenberg, official portrait, 112th portrait.jpg
Frank Lautenberg, official portrait, 112th portrait.jpg
Chic Hecht.JPG
Chic Hecht.JPG
Herbert Kohl, official photo.jpg
Herbert Kohl, official photo.jpg
Joe Lieberman official portrait 2.jpg
Joe Lieberman official portrait 2.jpg
Paul Wellstone, official Senate photo portrait.jpg
Paul Wellstone, official Senate photo portrait.jpg
Dianne Feinstein, official Senate photo 2.jpg
Dianne Feinstein, official Senate photo 2.jpg
Barbara Boxer, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Barbara Boxer, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Russ Feingold Official Portrait 3.jpg
Russ Feingold Official Portrait 3.jpg
Ron Wyden official portrait crop.jpg
Ron Wyden official portrait crop.jpg
Charles Schumer official portrait.jpg
Charles Schumer official portrait.jpg
Norm Coleman official portrait.jpg
Norm Coleman official portrait.jpg
Ben Cardin, official Senate photo portrait.jpg
Ben Cardin, official Senate photo portrait.jpg
Bernie Sanders.jpg
Bernie Sanders.jpg
Michael Bennet Official Photo.jpg
Michael Bennet Official Photo.jpg
Al Franken Official Senate Portrait.jpg
Al Franken Official Senate Portrait.jpg
Richard Blumenthal Official Portrait.jpg
Richard Blumenthal Official Portrait.jpg
Brian Schatz, official portrait, 113th Congress 2.jpg
Brian Schatz, official portrait, 113th Congress 2.jpg

House of Representatives

LCLevin-small.jpg
LCLevin-small.jpg
E. B. Hart.jpg
E. B. Hart.jpg
Philip Phillips.jpg
Philip Phillips.jpg
Henry Myer Phillips (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg
Henry Myer Phillips (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg
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LeopoldMorse.jpg
LeopoldMorse.jpg
Edwin Einstein.jpg
Edwin Einstein.jpg
JuliusHouseman2.jpg
JuliusHouseman2.jpg
JosephPulitzerPinceNeznpsgov.jpg
JosephPulitzerPinceNeznpsgov.jpg
Isidor Rayner standing photograph portrait.jpg
Isidor Rayner standing photograph portrait.jpg
NathanFrank.jpg
NathanFrank.jpg
AdolphMeyerLA.jpg
AdolphMeyerLA.jpg
JuliusGoldzier.jpg
JuliusGoldzier.jpg
Israel F. Fischer.jpeg
Israel F. Fischer.jpeg
Isidor Straus 1903.jpg
Isidor Straus 1903.jpg
Lucius Littauer.jpg
Lucius Littauer.jpg
Portrait of Julius Kahn.jpg
Portrait of Julius Kahn.jpg
Jefferson Levy.jpg
Jefferson Levy.jpg
Mitchell May.jpg
Mitchell May.jpg
Henry M Goldfogle.jpg
Henry M Goldfogle.jpg
Montague Lessler.jpg
Montague Lessler.jpg
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Adolph J. Sabath cph.3c27913.jpg
Adolph J. Sabath cph.3c27913.jpg
No image.svg
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Victor L. Berger.jpg
Victor L. Berger.jpg
Jacob A. Cantor.jpg
Jacob A. Cantor.jpg
No image.svg
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Meyer London.jpg
Meyer London.jpg
Isaac Siegel.jpg
Isaac Siegel.jpg
No image.svg
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Nathan D. Perlman.jpg
Nathan D. Perlman.jpg
Lester D. Volk.jpg
Lester D. Volk.jpg
Martin Ansorge.jpg
Martin Ansorge.jpg
BenjaminLRosenbloom.jpg
BenjaminLRosenbloom.jpg
Albert B. Rossdale.jpg
Albert B. Rossdale.jpg
Sol Bloom 1923.jpg
Sol Bloom 1923.jpg
Emanuel Celler %E2%80%93 1943.jpg
Emanuel Celler – 1943.jpg
Samuel Dicksten.jpg
Samuel Dicksten.jpg
Meyer Jacobstein.jpg
Meyer Jacobstein.jpg
No image.svg
No image.svg
Florence Prag Kahn.jpg
Florence Prag Kahn.jpg
William Wolfe Cohen.jpg
William Wolfe Cohen.jpg
William Sirovich.jpg
William Sirovich.jpg
Henry Ellenbogen.jpg
Henry Ellenbogen.jpg
HermanKopplemann.jpg
HermanKopplemann.jpg
Theodore A. Peyser.jpg
Theodore A. Peyser.jpg
No image.svg
No image.svg
No image.svg
No image.svg
M. Michael Edelstein.jpg
M. Michael Edelstein.jpg
Arthur G. Klein.jpg
Arthur G. Klein.jpg
No image.svg
No image.svg
Benjamin J. Rabin.jpg
Benjamin J. Rabin.jpg
Leo F. Rayfiel.jpg
Leo F. Rayfiel.jpg
Jacob Javits.jpg
Jacob Javits.jpg
Abraham J. Multer.jpg
Abraham J. Multer.jpg
Leo Isacson.jpg
Leo Isacson.jpg
Earl Chudoff PA Legislature Pic.jpeg
Earl Chudoff PA Legislature Pic.jpeg
Isidore Dollinger.jpg
Isidore Dollinger.jpg
Abraham ribicoff.jpg
Abraham ribicoff.jpg
Sidney R. Yates.jpg
Sidney R. Yates.jpg
No image.svg
No image.svg
Louis B. Heller.jpg
Louis B. Heller.jpg
Sidney A. Fine.jpg
Sidney A. Fine.jpg
Samuel Friedel.jpg
Samuel Friedel.jpg
Lester Holtzman.jpg
Lester Holtzman.jpg
Irwin D. Davidson NYWTS.jpg
Irwin D. Davidson NYWTS.jpg
Herbert Zelenko.jpg
Herbert Zelenko.jpg
Leonard Farbstein.jpg
Leonard Farbstein.jpg
Ludwig Teller.jpg
Ludwig Teller.jpg
Seymour Halpern.jpg
Seymour Halpern.jpg
Herman Toll.jpg
Herman Toll.jpg
Jacob H. Gilbert.jpg
Jacob H. Gilbert.jpg
C Joelson.png
C Joelson.png
Benjamin S. Rosenthal.jpg
Benjamin S. Rosenthal.jpg
1979 p96 Richard Ottinger.jpg
1979 p96 Richard Ottinger.jpg
Joseph Y. Resnick.jpg
Joseph Y. Resnick.jpg
James H Scheuer.jpg
James H Scheuer.jpg
Herbert Tenzer.jpg
Herbert Tenzer.jpg
Lester L. Wolff.jpg
Lester L. Wolff.jpg
Joshua Eilberg.jpg
Joshua Eilberg.jpg
Sam Steiger.jpg
Sam Steiger.jpg
Bertram L. Podell.jpg
Bertram L. Podell.jpg
Ed Koch 95th congress.jpg
Ed Koch 95th congress.jpg
Allard K. Lowenstein.jpg
Allard K. Lowenstein.jpg
Abner Mikva.jpg
Abner Mikva.jpg
Bella Savitsky Abzug.jpg
Bella Savitsky Abzug.jpg
Bengilman.jpg
Bengilman.jpg
Elizabeth Holtzman.jpg
Elizabeth Holtzman.jpg
WilliamLehman.jpg
WilliamLehman.jpg
Edward Mezvinsky.jpg
Edward Mezvinsky.jpg
Bill Gradison 95th Congress 1977.jpg
Bill Gradison 95th Congress 1977.jpg
John H Krebs.png
John H Krebs.png
ELivitas.png
ELivitas.png
Fred Richmond.jpg
Fred Richmond.jpg
Stephen Solarz 100th Congress.jpg
Stephen Solarz 100th Congress.jpg
Gladys noon spellman.jpg
Gladys noon spellman.jpg
Henry Waxman, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg
Henry Waxman, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg
Abeilenson.jpg
Abeilenson.jpg
Mickey Edwards.jpg
Mickey Edwards.jpg
Dan glickman.jpg
Dan glickman.jpg
Marc L. Marks.jpg
Marc L. Marks.jpg
Theodore S. Weiss 100th Congress 1987.jpg
Theodore S. Weiss 100th Congress 1987.jpg
S. William Green.jpg
S. William Green.jpg
MartinFrost.jpg
MartinFrost.jpg
Kenneth B. Kramer, Assistant Secretary of the Army.jpg
Kenneth B. Kramer, Assistant Secretary of the Army.jpg
Howard Wolpe 99th Congress 1985.jpg
Howard Wolpe 99th Congress 1985.jpg
Bobbi Fiedler (R%E2%80%93CA).jpg
Bobbi Fiedler (R–CA).jpg
Barneyfrank.jpg
Barneyfrank.jpg
Repsamgejdenson.jpg
Repsamgejdenson.jpg
Tom Lantos.jpg
Tom Lantos.jpg
Charles Schumer official portrait.jpg
Charles Schumer official portrait.jpg
Bob Shamansky 97th Congress 1981.jpg
Bob Shamansky 97th Congress 1981.jpg
Ron Wyden official portrait.jpg
Ron Wyden official portrait.jpg
Howardberman.jpeg
Howardberman.jpeg
Barbara Boxer, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Barbara Boxer, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Ben Erdreich 102nd Congress 1991.png
Ben Erdreich 102nd Congress 1991.png
Sander Levin, Official Portrait.JPG
Sander Levin, Official Portrait.JPG
Mel Levine.png
Mel Levine.png
NormanSisisky.jpg
NormanSisisky.jpg
LJSmith.png
LJSmith.png
Gary Ackerman Portrait c111-112th Congress.jpg
Gary Ackerman Portrait c111-112th Congress.jpg
SalaBurton.jpg
SalaBurton.jpg
Miller photo 150.jpg
Miller photo 150.jpg
Ben Cardin portrait.jpg
Ben Cardin portrait.jpg
Eliot Engel, official photo portrait.jpg
Eliot Engel, official photo portrait.jpg
Nitalowey.jpeg
Nitalowey.jpeg
StevenSchiff.jpg
StevenSchiff.jpg
Bernie Sanders.jpg
Bernie Sanders.jpg
Richard Alan Zimmer portrait.gif
Richard Alan Zimmer portrait.gif
Jerrold Nadler, Official Portrait, c112th Congress.jpg
Jerrold Nadler, Official Portrait, c112th Congress.jpg
Sam Coppersmith.jpg
Sam Coppersmith.jpg
Reppeterdeutsch.jpg
Reppeterdeutsch.jpg
Bob Filner mayoral portrait.jpg
Bob Filner mayoral portrait.jpg
Eric Fingerhut 103nd Congress 1993.jpg
Eric Fingerhut 103nd Congress 1993.jpg
Daniel Hamburg 103rd Congress 1993.jpg
Daniel Hamburg 103rd Congress 1993.jpg
Jane Harman, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg
Jane Harman, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg
Herbert Klein.jpg
Herbert Klein.jpg
David A. Levy.jpg
David A. Levy.jpg
MarjorieMargolies-Mezvinsky2.jpg
MarjorieMargolies-Mezvinsky2.jpg
Lynn Schenk.jpg
Lynn Schenk.jpg
Jon Fox.jpg
Jon Fox.jpg
Steve Rothman, official photo portrait color.jpg
Steve Rothman, official photo portrait color.jpg
Brad Sherman Official.jpg
Brad Sherman Official.jpg
RobertWexlerPhoto.jpg
RobertWexlerPhoto.jpg
Shelley Berkley, official portrait, 112th Congress 2.jpg
Shelley Berkley, official portrait, 112th Congress 2.jpg
Schakowsky-Portrait-2013.jpg
Schakowsky-Portrait-2013.jpg
Anthony Weiner, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Anthony Weiner, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Eric Cantor, official 113th Congress photo portrait.jpg
Eric Cantor, official 113th Congress photo portrait.jpg
Susan Davis Cropped.jpg
Susan Davis Cropped.jpg
Steve Israel, official photo portrait, 2009.jpeg
Steve Israel, official photo portrait, 2009.jpeg
Adam Schiff 115th official photo (cropped).jpg
Adam Schiff 115th official photo (cropped).jpg
Rahm Emanuel, official photo portrait color.jpg
Rahm Emanuel, official photo portrait color.jpg
DWSPortrait.jpg
DWSPortrait.jpg
Allysonschwartz.jpg
Allysonschwartz.jpg
Stevecohen.jpeg
Stevecohen.jpeg
Gabrielle Giffords official portrait.jpg
Gabrielle Giffords official portrait.jpg
Paul Hodes official 110th Congress photo.jpg
Paul Hodes official 110th Congress photo.jpg
Steve Kagen, official 110th Congress photo portrait, color.JPG
Steve Kagen, official 110th Congress photo portrait, color.JPG
Ron Klein official 110th Congress photo.jpg
Ron Klein official 110th Congress photo.jpg
Official Congressional Photo of John Yarmuth.jpg
Official Congressional Photo of John Yarmuth.jpg
Rep. John Adler.jpg
Rep. John Adler.jpg
Alan Grayson high res.jpg
Alan Grayson high res.jpg
Jared Polis Official 2012.jpg
Jared Polis Official 2012.jpg
TedDeutsch2016.jpg
TedDeutsch2016.jpg
David Cicilline, Official Portrait, 112th Congress 2.jpg
David Cicilline, Official Portrait, 112th Congress 2.jpg
Lois Frankel, Official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
Lois Frankel, Official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
Alan Lowenthal 113th Congress Portrait.jpeg
Alan Lowenthal 113th Congress Portrait.jpeg
Schneider-IL10-pic 0A.jpg
Schneider-IL10-pic 0A.jpg
Lee Zeldin new official portrait.jpg
Lee Zeldin new official portrait.jpg
Josh Gottheimer Photo.jpg
Josh Gottheimer Photo.jpg
Kustoff Official Headshot.jpg
Kustoff Official Headshot.jpg
Jamie Raskin official.jpg
Jamie Raskin official.jpg
Jacky Rosen.jpg
Jacky Rosen.jpg

Non-voting members

David Levy Yulee - Brady-Handy.jpg
David Levy Yulee - Brady-Handy.jpg

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