Birth Name: Jonah Hill Feldstein
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth: December 20, 1983
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Jonah Hill is an American actor, filmmaker, writer, producer, and comedian. His sister is actress Beanie Feldstein (Elizabeth Greer Feldstein).
His parents are both Jewish (of Russian Jewish and Austrian Jewish descent). Jonah had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony in a Reform temple.
Jonah’s paternal grandparents were Daniel “Danny” Feldstein and Claire Rafkin (the daughter of Victor Rafkin and Tillie Bernstein). Claire’s brother, Jonah’s great-uncle, was actor, director, and producer Alan Rafkin (born Alfred Irwin Rafkin). Victor and Tillie were Russian Jewish immigrants. Victor was the son of Louis Rafkin and Freda Cureyon. Tillie was the daughter of Abraham Bernstein and Anna Sinaf/Senata.
Jonah’s maternal grandfather was Richard “Dick” L. Chalkin (the son of Irving Chalkin and Hannah Spitz). Hannah was born in New York, to Austrian Jewish parents from Galicia, Hyman Spitz and Jannie Wind.
Jonah’s maternal grandmother was Audrey M. Galin (the daughter of Herman Galin and Gertrude “Gertie” Ross). Herman was a Russian Jewish immigrant, the son of Jacob Galinsky and Eva Moskowitz.
Sources: Interview with Jonah Hill – http://www.nytimes.com
Genealogy of Jonah Hill – http://www.geni.com
Jonah’s paternal grandmother, Claire Rafkin, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Jonah Hill (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://levinsongenealogy.org
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