A recent Pew Survey investigated the current state of Jewish life in America with some surprising findings . However, what is clear is that American Jews have an inspiring history of contributions in music, politics, science, law business, and many other areas.
Meet some of the people whose work has affected your life, from Jonas Salk's polio vaccine to Levi Strauss' blue jeans.
Who else do you think should be on the list? Let us know in the comments!