She is one of the twin daughters of Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author, journalist and a founding editor of Ms. magazine.
Bloomberg Presidential Campaign Becomes First to Hire Jewish Liason for 2020 Cycle
JNS.org – The presidential campaign of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hired writer Abigail Pogrebin as director of Jewish outreach, becoming the first 2020 campaign to employ such a role.
Bloomberg announced his candidacy last week, becoming the fourth Jewish candidate in the now 15-candidate Democratic primary.
“It doesn’t surprise me that he would want to hit the ground running in a variety of ways, and one of those ways would be constituent outreach,” Jay Footlik, a former Jewish liaison for President Bill Clinton, told The New York Jewish Week.
Among the works of Pogrebin, 54, are My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays; One Wondering Jew, which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in 2018; and Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish, which features 62 prominent Jews, including US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and movie director Steven Spielberg.