Place of Birth: Hod HaSharon, Israel
Date of Birth: June 4, 1985
Ethnicity: Sephardi Jewish, Ashkenazi Jewish
Bar Refaeli is an Israeli model, television host, actress, and businessperson.
Bar was born in Hod HaSharon, Israel, to Jewish parents, Tzipi (Levine), also a model, and Rafi Refaeli. Her grandparents were Jewish emigrants, from Italy, Lithuania, and Poland. Rafi’s father’s family took on the Hebrew name Refaeli when they arrived in Israel. The derivation of both Rafi’s first name and surname come from the angel, Raphael, from the Bible.
Bar is married to Israeli businessperson Adi Ezra, with whom she has two children.
Bar’s maternal grandfather was named Benjamin Levin.
Bar’s maternal grandmother was Pnina Drabski (the daughter of Joseph Drabski and Chasia Slozki). Joseph and Chasia were Polish Jews. Joseph was the son of Wolf Drabski and Chia Berkovitz.
Sources: Genealogy of Bar Refaeli – http://www.geni.com
Interfaithfamily interview with Bar Refaeli – http://www.interfaithfamily.com
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