18 Inductees for Jewish History’s Hall of Fame

Venue opens in Philadelphia in November 2010.

Last Updated: September 29, 2009 @ 12:50 PM

Director Steven Spielberg, singer-actress-director Barbra Streisand and composers Irving Berlin and Leonard Bernstein are among the 18 initial inductees of the National Museum of American Jewish History’s Hall of Fame, which opens in Philadelphia in November 2010.

The other honorees from the arts are author Isaac Bashevis Singer and Emma Lazarus, whose poem is engraved at the base of the Statue of Liberty.

The group also includes Albert Einstein, Golda Meir, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, Mordecai Kaplan, Sandy Koufax, Estee Lauder, Isaac Leeser, Jonas Salk, Rose Schneiderman, Menachem Menel Schneerson, Henrietta Szold and Isaac Mayer Wise. 

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter.