The purpose of this project is to be able to have a list of all of the Jewish Mayors outside of Israel. This project will be listed by continent, then by country and finally town or city.
- Hyman Liberman, Mayor from September 22, 1904 to September 19, 1907
- Louis Gradner, Mayor from September 7, 1933 to November 5, 1935
- Abe Bloomberg, Mayor from September 7, 1945 to September 5, 1947
- Fritz Sonnenberg, Mayor from September 7, 1951 to September 4, 1953
- Alf Honikman, Mayor from September 7, 1961 to September 9, 1963
- Walter Gradner, Mayor from September 3, 1965 to September 7, 1967
- Richard Friedlander, Mayor from September 3, 1971 to September 6, 1973
- David Bloomberg, Mayor from September 6, 1973 to September 8, 1975
- Ted Mauerberger, Mayor from September 6, 1977 to September 6, 1979
- Louis Kreiner, Mayor from September 6, 1979 to September 18, 1981
- Solly Kreiner, Mayor from September 6, 1983 to September 3, 1985
- Leon Markovitz, Mayor from September 3, 1985 to September 10, 1987
- Patricia Sulcas Kreiner, Mayor from September 1993 to February 1995
- Maurice Freeman, Mayor
- Julius Koenig Mayor
- Daniel Barnet Lazarus - At 26 he was the youngest mayor in Victoria when elected in 1893 and the first locally born mayor of Bendigo.
- The Hon. Edward Aaron Cohen, MLA, Mayor of Melbourne 1862-63
- Sir Benjamin Benjamin, Mayor of Melbourne 1887-1889
- Nathan Cohen, Mayor of Tamworth in 1882 and 1883
- Charles Melville Louisson, first became a Christchurch City Councillor for six years (1881-1887) before being elected mayor in 1887-1889 and 1897-1899.
- Gerald Goldberg, 1st Jewish Lord Mayor of Cork in 1977.
- Ben Briscoe, Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin for one term, 1988-1989
- Bob Briscoe, First Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin, serving two terms - 1956-1957 and 1961-1962
- Jacques Wallage, serving from October 1, 1998 until June 25, 2009
- Sir Otto Jaffe, was Lord Mayor of Belfast in both 1899 and 1904.
- Charles Mozley (1863-1864)
- Louis Samuel Cohen (1899-1900)
- Cyril Eric Carr, C.B.E. (1981) Died in office on 1 November 1981
- Edwin M. Clein (2000-2001)
- Ron Gould (2003-2004)
- Alan Dean (2005-2006)
- Sir Sidney Hamburger
- Sir Benjamin Samuel Phillips, first Jewish Alderman and was Lord Mayor of London, serving in 1865. Also served as Sheriff of the City of London before becoming Lord Mayor.
- Sir David Salomons, first Jewish Lord Mayor of London, serving in 1855. Also was the first Jewish Sheriff of the City of London
- Sir Samuel Joseph, Lord Mayor of London in 1943
Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec
- Anthony Housefather, Mayor from November 7, 2005 to November 4, 2015
- Robert Libman, Mayor from 1998 to 2001. He then became Borough Mayor of Côte-Saint-Luc–Hampstead–Montreal West and held this position until 2005.
- Gerald "Gerry" Weiner, Mayor from 1982 until he was elected to as an MP in 1988.
- Stephen Mandel, Mayor from October 26, 2004 to October 29, 2013.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Leonard Arthur Kitz, first Jewish Mayor serving from 1955 to 1957.
- William "Bill" Steinberg, Mayor since 2006
- Harvey Rosen, Mayor from December 1, 2003 to November 30, 2010
- Morley Rosenberg, first and only Jewish Mayor serving from 1977 to 1982.
- Norman Vickar, was Mayor for 7 years.
- Martin Dobkin, First and only Jewish Mayor of the City of Mississauga serving from 1974 to 1976.
- Michael Applebaum, First Jewish Mayor of Montreal, selected by City Councillors to become the 42nd Mayor of Montreal. Held office from November 16, 2012 until he resigned on June 18, 2013 after being arrested and indicted on 14 charges including fraud, conspiracy, breach of trust and corruption in municipal affairs. He was also Borough Mayor for Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace from January 1, 2002 to November 21, 2012.
- Russell Copeman, Borough Mayor for Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace from November 14, 2013.
North York, Ontario
- Vernon M. Singer, Reeve of the Township of North York from 1957 to 1958.
- Lorry Greenberg, 1975 to 1978
- Sidney Buckwold, Mayor from 1958 to 1963 and again from 1967 to 1971.
- Robert Mitford Pinder. Mayor from 1935 to 1938.
- Max Silverman, Mayor from January until he died on October 5, 1966.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
- Saul Laskin, First and only Jewish Mayor from 1970 to 1972. Also served as the last mayor of Port Arthur from 1962 to 1969.
- Nathan Phillips, 1955 to 1962
- Philip Givens, 1963 to 1966
- Mel Lastman, first Jewish mayor of the current City of Toronto, and the only Jewish mayor of the former City of North York. He held the position of North York Mayor from January 1, 1973 until he became Mayor of Toronto on January 1, 1998. He retired as Mayor on November 30, 2003.
Vancouver, British Columbia
- David Oppenheimer, first Jewish Mayor and the second Mayor of Vancouver. Before becoming Mayor, he was one of the founding Alderman. Held office from 1888 to 1891.
- David A. Croll, Mayor from 1931 to 1934 and again from 1939 to 1940.
- Sam Katz, Mayor from June 22, 2004 to November 3, 2014
- Philip White, Mayor serving from 1970 to 1978.
Abbeville, South Carolina
- Joseph Savitz, Sr., 1950s to 1970s
- Edward Weil, 1875-1876
- Henry Strauss, 1891-1897
- Lewis Stein, 1915
- Leroy Blendheim, 1957
- Robert Kaplan
- Nathan Cohen, 1960
- Fred Florence, 1919
- Kel Seliger, 1993-2001
- Leopold David (1920-1923), first mayor of the city
- Zachariah Joshua "Zack" Loussac (1882–1965), mayor from 1948 to 1951.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Robert J. Harris, mayor (1969-1973)
- Elizabeth Brater, (1991-1993) first female mayor
- Joshua J. Cohen, 2009-2013
Asbury Park, New Jersey
- Ray Kramer
Asheville, North Carolina
- Kenneth Michalove
- David Aronberg, mayor 1952-1955 and 1960-1964
- Clyde Levi, 1944-1947
- Heidi Davidson, 2002-2010
- Sam Massell, Jr., 1969-1973
Atlantic City, New Jersey
- Harry Bacharach, 5-time Mayor (1912 for 6 months, 1916-1920, 1930-1935)
- Joseph Aaron Lazarow, 1976 to 1982.
- Jeffrey Friedman, elected 1975
- Steve Adler. elected 2014
- Max Nussbaum, 1920-1921
Barnwell, South Carolina
- Herman Mazursky, 1938-1970
- Maury Meyers, 1978-1982, 1986-1988
Beverly Hills, California
- Jamshid "Jimmy" Delshad, 2007-2008 and 2010-2011
- Barry Brucker, 2008-2009 and 2011-2012
- Nancy Krasne, 2009-2010
- Lili Bosse, 2014-present
- Moses Alexander, 1897-1899 and 1901-1903.
- Abraham Lewinthal, 1889
- Sam Abrams, Harold Samuels, 1977-1985
- Benjamin Kowalski, 1912-1914
- Ruben Edelstein, 1975-1979
- [Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
- Gerson Bedach, 1931
Central City, Kentucky
- W.J. Hirschberg, 1933-1935
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- Ken Broun, 1991-1995
- George Washington Ochs-Oakes 1895-1899
- Joseph Wasserman, 1899-1901
- Andy Berke, elected 2013
- Walton (Walt) Bachrach, mayor 1960-1967.
- Julius Fleischmann, heir to the yeast company and one of the city's youngest mayors
- Murray Seasongood was chosen by the city council to be Mayor from 1926 to 1930.
- Jerry Springer was chosen by the city council to be Mayor for one year, 1977-1978
- Ben Gordon, elected 7 times as mayor
Clover, South Carolina
- Herbert Hirsch
Colorado City, Texas
- H.I. Berman, late 1950s, early 1960s
Columbia, South Carolina
- Mordecai De Leon, 1833-1836
- Henry Lyons, 1850-1855
- Abraham Alexander, 1897-1899
- Oscar Alexander, 1931-1937
- Jacob I. Moses, 1844. One of the Confederate soldiers buried in historic Linwood Cemetery in Columbus.
- J.J. Aberson, served as mayor 3 times
Corpus Christi, Texas
- Albert Lichtenstein, 1953-1954
- Gus Gappelberg, 1991-1993
- Adlene Harrison On February 11, 1976, Adlene Harrison became the acting mayor of Dallas after the presiding mayor's resignation. She was the first Jewish woman to become mayor of a major American city, as well as the first woman mayor of Dallas.
- Annette Strauss In office from 1987-1991.
- Laura Miller, 2002-2007
Dalworthington Gardens, Texas
- Albert Taub, 1986-2006
- Samuel Kushner
Deadwood, South Dakota
- Solomon Star
- Moris Ely, 1905
- Isidore Bley, dates unknown
- David Kimpel, 1897-1898.
- Veta Winick, 1990s
- Marx Schoenberg was appointed mayor in 1870 and murdered on election day, Nov 8, 1870.
- Solomon Weinschenck (1872 and 1874)
- Myer Lemann (1881)
- Walter Lemann (1912)
- Jefferson Davis Hermann, 1909-1910
- Solomon Hermann
- Morris Hoffman, 1949-1959
- Gus Waterman, 1904 (Town's very first mayor)
- Charles Dante, 1920s
Durham, North Carolina
- Emanuel J. "Mutt" Evans, served as the mayor of Durham, North Carolina for six consecutive terms from 1951 to 1963. Mayor Evans was married to Sarah Nachamson, sister of Doris and Naomi.
Eagle Pass, Texas
- Samuel Schwartz
- Elias Hermann
El Dorado, Arkansas
- Irving Leon Pesses, 1967-1975
El Paso, Texas
- Solomon Schutz, 1880-1881
- Adolph Krakauer, 1889 (had to resign after two months when it was discovered that he was not yet a citizen.)
- Adolph Solomon, 1893-1894
Elizabethtown, North Carolina
- Wallace Leinwand, 1990s
Englewood, New Jersey
- Steve Rothman
- Joseph Meibergen, 1897-1901
Falls Church, Virginia
- Herman Funk
- Nader Baroukh, 2010-2012
Farmington Hills, Michigan
- Vicki Barnett, 2003-2007
Fayetteville, North Carolina
- Monroe Evans (Mutt's brother - see Durham, NC) elected in 1965.
Florence, South Carolina
- John Kuker, 1870s
Fort Worth, Texas
- Bayard Friedman, 1963-1965
- Sidney A. Katz
- Michael Seeligson, 1853
- Isaac Herbert Kempner, mayor (1917-1919), founder of Imperial Sugar
- Adrian Levy, 1935-1939
- Barbara Crews, mayor, 1990-1996
- Eddie Schreiber
Gastonia, North Carolina
- Leon Schneider, mayor of Gastonia from 1954-1957. Mayor Schneider was married to Naomi Nachamson, sister of Sarah and Doris.
- Nutty Moyer; Harold Moyer
Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Julius Houseman, two terms as mayor, 1872-1873 and 1874–1875
Greensboro, North Carolina
- Ben Cone, 1949-1951
- Jacob Alexander, 1881
- Leopold Wilcinski, 1875
Greenville, South Carolina
- Max Heller, 1971-1979
Gulf Breeze, Florida
- Beverly H. Zimmern
- Lawrence Loewner, 1948-1955
- Henry Bodenheimer, town's 1st mayor, 1885-1887
- Paul Kemp
- Aaron Meyers, 1878-1880
- Jacob Fink, 1906
- Moses H. Marwil, elected in 1936; served two terms
Hendersonville, North Carolina
- Don Michalove
Hoboken, New Jersey
- Dawn Zimmer, 2009-present, first female mayor.
Holly Grove, Arkansas
- Ralph Abramson, 1947-1958
Holly Ridge, North Carolina
- Alfred Popkin
Huntington, West Virginia
- Harold L. Frankel, Mayor of Huntington for four terms - in 1957 to 1958, 1958 to 1959, 1974 to 1975, and 1977 to 1978. An interesting note is that Mayor Frankel was married to Doris "Dodi" Nachamson of North Carolina. Two other Nachamson sisters were married to the Jewish mayors of the Southern towns of Durham and Gastonia, North Carolina.
- Stephen Goldsmith, mayor 1992-2000
Iowa City, Iowa
- Moses Bloom
- I.L. Goldberg
- Lazarus Bloomingdale
Jersey City, New Jersey
- Charles K. Krieger, mayor for three months in 1971
- Samuel Cohen, first Jewish Mayor in the State of Georgia.
- Sam Friedman, 1938-1942
Kansas City, Missouri
- Richard L. Berkley (born Richard L. Berkowitz), 1979 to 1991.
- Dr. Milton Davis, 1989-1991
Kinderhook, New York
- Major Mordecai Myers, first Jewish Mayor in 1838.
Lake Charles, Louisiana
- Adolph Meyer, 1874-1888
Lake City, South Carolina
- Henry Nachman
Lake Providence, Louisiana
- Eliaz Stockner
Las Vegas, Nevada
- Oscar Goodman
- Carolyn Goldmark Goodman, Wife of Oscar, succeeded him as mayor
Little Rock, Arkansas
- Jonas Levy (1860-1864)
- Frederick Kramer (1873-1875 & 1881-1887)
- Sam Glosserman
- G.A. Bodenheim, 1904-1916; 1918-1920
Los Angeles, California
- Eric Garcetti, first Jewish mayor
- William Sklar "Mayor for Life" served for 25 years, often ran unopposed; retired in the early 1970s. He died in 1974.
- Jerry Edwin Abramson, longest serving Mayor of Louisville, the only three-term mayor of the old city of Louisville (1986-1999) and two terms as the first mayor of the consolidated city-county of Louisville Metro (2003-2011).
- Ben Jacobs
Lumberton, North Carolina
- David Weinstein, 1980s
- Michael Gillette, 2012
- Ann van Leeuwen, 1990-1992
- Paul Soglin, currently serving
Mamaroneck, New York
- Suzi Oppenheimer, 1977–1985
- Naphthalie Levy, 1872-1873
- Henry Brash, first Jewish mayor of a Florida city, 1879
Maui County, Hawaii
- Linda Lingle, the youngest person elected to the office of Maui County Mayor, at the age of 37, as well as the first woman.
- Henry Loeb III, mayor 1960-1963 and 1968-1971
- Alfred Rosenbaum, 1977-1985
- Abe Aronovitz, mayor 1953-1955
- Isaac Ginsberg, 1933-1935
- Arthur Naftalin, first & only Jewish mayor, 1961-1969.
Missouri City, Texas
- Jerry Motley
- Lazarus Schwarz (1911-1915)
- Leon Schwarz (1926, 1932, 1933)
- Arnold Bernstein, 1918-1937
- Henry Faber (1870-1875)
- Mordecai Moses (1875-1881)
Morgan City, Louisiana
- M.E. Norman (late 1920s or early 1930s
Morganton, North Carolina
- Mel Cohen, 1985-2015
- Phil Bacharach, Late 1920s, early 1930s
- Solomon Klotz, 1922-1931
- Samuel Klotz, 1939-1945
- Isaac Lowenberg, 1882-1886
- Saul Laub, 1929-1936
New Orleans, Louisiana
- Martin Behrman, longest-serving mayor in New Orleans history - 1904-1920, 1925-26
New York City
- Abraham David Beame, First Jewish mayor of NYC
- Michael Bloomberg
- Edward Irving Koch, 3-term mayor
- Fiorello H. LaGuardia, 3-term mayor
Newark, New Jersey
- Meyer C. Ellenstein, 1933-1941.
Newport News, Virginia
- Harry Reyner, 1930-1932
- Joe Frank, 1996-2010
- Theodore D. Mann, the longest-serving mayor and the first Jewish mayor (1972-1994).
North Knoxville, Tennessee
- L.A. Gratz, elected in 1870
- Edward Zorinsky, mayor, 1973-1977.
- Mose Hyman
- Meyer Weil, 1871-1875, 1877-1881
Padre Island, Texas
- Minnie Solomonson, 1982-1986
- Adolph Greenhut, 1913-1916
- Max Bear, 1937-1939
- B.I. Greenhut, 1965-1967 (Adolph's son)
- Frederick Kretsch, served 4 terms. Elected in 1915, 1917, 1931, 1937
- Bernard Samuel, 1941-1952
- Ed Rendell, 1992-1999
- Phil Gordon, mayor 2004-2012
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
- Simon Bloom, 1900-1912
- Sophie Masloff who was 70 years old when she took office. Her image as a "little Jewish grandmother" made her a well liked figure. She was the first woman to hold that office. Held office from 1988 to 1994
- Samuel Pettigrew, who held office from 1832 to 1836. He was appointed by City Council and then won the first mayoral election.
- Florence Shapiro, 1990-1992
- Nathan Strauss, late 19th century
Port Gibson, Mississippi
- Simon Unger, 1891-1898
- Joseph Simon, mayor 1909-1911
- Neil Goldschmidt, mayor 1973-1979
- Vera Katz, 1993 to 2005
- Sam Steiger, 1999 – 2001
Red Bank, New Jersey
- Katherine Elkus White, mayor 1951 to 1956.
- Solomon Jacobs was acting Mayor from 1818 to 1819.
Rolling Fork, Mississippi
- Sam Rosenthal, 1929-1969; raised in Natchez
- M.J. Dattel
- Henry Wertheimer
Saint Paul, Minnesota
- Lawrence D. Cohen, mayor 1972-1976
- Norman Coleman, Jr.
Salt Lake City, UT
- Louis Marcus - city's only Jewish mayor
San Diego, California
- Susan Golding, first Jewish mayor, 1992-2000
- Bob Filner, December 2012 until August 2013.
San Francisco, California
- Washington Montgomery Bartlett, 1883 to 1887.
- Adolph Sutro, 24th mayor, held office for one term (January 7, 1895 – January 3, 1897)
- Dianne Feinstein
San Saba, Texas
- Harry Shapiro
- Louis Cohen, 1887
Sandy Spring, Georgia
- Eva Galambos, 1st Mayor serving from December 1, 2005 - January 7, 2014
Santa Fe, New Mexico
- Arthur Seligman, mayor (19th c)
- Herman Myers, 43rd and first Jewish Mayor, held office for 5 two-year terms (1895-1897, 1899-1907)
- Susan Weiner, first female mayor (1992-1996)
- Leo Meyer
Schenectady, New York
- Major Mordecai Myers, first Jewish mayor in 1851 and served again in 1854.
- Michael C. Levey, Mayor from 1883 to 1889
- Hirsch Schwartz, Mayor from 1964 until his death in 1981
- Bailey Gatzert, first Jewish mayor (1879-1880)
- Simon Maas (1887-1889)
- Marcus Meyer (1895-1899)
- Louis Benish (1915-1920)
- Melvin Moran, elected in 1975
- Jacob Cohen, 1892-1897
- Albery Moses, 1885
- Leon Rothchild, 1912-1922
- William Levy
- Jake Levy
- Samuel Levy, 1873
- Ben Holzman, 1900-1902
- Ernest Bernstein, 1906-1908
- Julius Yaretzky
Sioux City, Iowa
- Abraham Wolf, 1921-1923
South Highlands Village, Louisiana
- Emanuel Mahne Bodenheimer, mayor in 1920's - in 1927 was incorporated into Shreveport.
Spartanburg, South Carolina
- William Barnet, III
- Jacob Smulian, 1912-1914
- Solomon Hyman, town's first mayor
- Herman Glogowski, 4-term mayor from 1886-1893
- Sandra Warshaw Freedman, first female mayor
Tarboro, North Carolina
- Henry Morris, 1880s
- Augustus Lewy, 1880s and later served as District Attorney of San Antonio
- Jonathan Rothschild, mayor (2011-present)
- Lawrence Leyens
- Lewis Amheim, 1869-1871
Virginia Beach, Virginia
- Meyera E. Oberndorf, 1988-2009, first woman mayor and longest-serving mayor
- A.M. Goldstein
- A.G. Yamer, 1878
- Davis Gindler, 1978-1982
West Memphis, Arkansas
- Kent Rubens
White Plains, New York
- Seymour Jerome "Sy" Schulman - 1993-1997
Wichita Falls, Texas
- Max Kruger
Wilmington, North Carolina
- Solomon Fishblate, 1878-1882
- Bill Schwartz, 1980s
- B.D. Schwartz, 1972
- Charles Zuckerman, 1980s
Woodbridge, New Jersey
- Joseph Rabinowitz, mayor from 1910-1918.
- Joseph C. Casdin
- Jordan Levy, mayor (1980-1981 & 1988-1993)
Yazoo City, Mississippi
- Harry Applebaum, 1954-1960
- Sam Lewis, elected in 1900
- Betty Marshall, mayor (1978-1982)
- I. Berg
Mar del Plata
- Daniel Katz
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- "The Jewish Traveler: Tampa Bay," Hadassah Magazine, Dec. 2014/Jan. 2015
- Jewish Mayors in the South
- Cape Town Jews in Politics