Lilly Rivlin is a writer, filmmaker and political activist living in New York City. She has also devoted decades to working as a consultant to Jewish organizations and family foundations.
As a filmmaker she expressed her belief that the personal is political in documentaries she produced, directed and wrote, including Can You Hear Me? Israeli and Palestinian Women Fight for Peace (2006); Gimme a Kiss (2000); Miriam's Daughters Now, which aired on PBS and Israel TV (1986); and The Tribe, CUNY TV (1983). She also contributed to such works as Expulsion and Memory (1995); Full Circle (1995); If Not Now When? (1988); Pillars of Fire, Israel TV’s 18-part series on the history of Zionism (1983); The Jews - a series commissioned by David Puttnam and Sandy Lieberson (1970-72).
Ms. Rivlin’s articles have been published in Newsweek, MS Magazine, The Washington Post, Lear’s and US Magazine. Other publications include Welcome to Israel, with Gila Gevirtz, (2000); Which Lilith? – Feminist Writers Recreate the World’s First Woman, coedited with Enid Dame and Henny Wenkart (1998); concept and photographs for When Will the Fighting Stop? A Child’s View of Jerusalem (1990). In 1972, she served as principal researcher for O Jerusalem, by Larry Collins and Dominque Lapierre, (1972).
She is listed in Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 (2007) and Jewish Women, A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia (2007).
Lilly Rivlin was born in Jerusalem and immigrated to the United States with her family in 1945. She graduated from George Washington University and received her M.A. in international relations & Indian studies at University of California, Berkeley.