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Sara Ehrman

Sara Ehrman (April 24, 1919 – June 3, 2017) was a Jewish activist who advocated for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.[1] Ehrman served as a senior advisor to the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace.

Sara Ehrman
Born Sara Teitelbaum
(1919-04-24)April 24, 1919
Staten Island, New York
Died June 3, 2017(2017-06-03) (aged 98)
Washington D.C.
Cause of death Endocarditis
Residence Washington D.C.
Nationality United States
Citizenship United States
Occupation Jewish activist, Democratic Party adviser on Israel-Palestine conflict
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Libert Ehrman (m. 1940; div. 1969)
Children David
Parent(s) Maurice Teitelbaum
Mary Teitelbaum

Early lifeEdit

Ehrman was born Sara Teitelbaum in Staten Island, N.Y., on April 24, 1919. She was active in young Zionist groups in her youth, to the displeasure of her father. Her mother died when she was nine and she was sent to live with an aunt and 11 cousins.[2]

She married Libert Ehrman in 1940 and they had two children but ultimately divorced.[2]


In 1965, Ehrman became a Capitol Hill legislative assistant working for Senator Joseph S. Clark, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, on Capitol Hill.[1] In 1972 she served as deputy director of issues and research George McGovern's presidential campaign, where she met Hillary Clinton, then a young lawyer.[2] Clinton became Erhman's tenant in Washington D.C. in the 1970s,[3] while Ehrman worked for the office of the governor of Puerto Rico.[2] Ehrman was later involved with Bill Clinton's presidential campaign, serving as director of Jewish outreach.[1] She then became deputy political director of the Democratic National Committee.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Chozick, Amy (June 3, 2017). "Sara Ehrman, Outspoken Feminist With Deep Ties to Clintons, Dies at 98". The New York Times. Retrieved June 4, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d Barnes, Bart (June 3, 2017). "Sara Ehrman, Hill staffer, Mideast peace activist and Hillary Clinton mentor, dies at 98". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ Chozick, Amy (October 28, 2016). "The Road Trip That Changed Hillary Clinton's Life". The New York Times. Retrieved June 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ Enda, Jodi (March 6, 2015). "Three audacious women before audacious was in". The Washington Post.