Place of Birth: Livingston, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 12, 1985
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Joshua Kushner, also known as Josh Kushner, is an American businessperson and investor. He is the son of Seryl (Stadtmauer) and Charles Kushner, a real estate developer. He is the brother of Jared Kushner, who is also a businessperson and investor. Joshua is married to model Karlie Kloss.
Joshua was raised in a Jewish family.
Joshua’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Kushner (the son of Naum Kushner and Hinda Bloch). Joseph was born in Kostrzyn nad Odrą, Poland, and survived the Holocaust. Hinda was born in Novogrudok, Poland, now Navahrudak, Belarus, the daughter of Moishe Bloch and Esther. Hinda was killed by the Nazis in 1943.
Joshua’s paternal grandmother was Reichel “Rae” Berkowitz (the daughter of Moshe Berkowitz and Chana). Reichel was born in Novogrudok, Belarus, and survived the Holocaust.
Joshua’s maternal grandfather is Morris/Moishe Raphael ben Yehoshua Stadtmauer (the son of Oscar Yehoshua Stadtmauer and Sophie Wolf). Morris was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents. Oscar was the son of David Stadtmauer, who was born in Pidhaitsi, Ternopil’s’ka oblast, Ukraine, and of Basia Golda Zimmerman, who was born in Radymno, Jarosław County, Poland.
Joshua’s maternal grandmother is Marilyn Felsen (the daughter of Julius Felsen and Anat/Annette Meister). Marilyn was born in New York, of Polish Jewish descent. Julius was born in Buszkowice, near Przemysl, Poland, the son of Mordechai Felsen and Baltsha Ames. Anat was the daughter of Aaron Meister and Debora Eisner, who were from Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland.
Sources: Genealogy of Joshua Kushner – http://www.geni.com
Family history of Joshua’s father – http://sputniknews.com
Family history of Joshua’s paternal grandmother, Reichel “Rae” Berkowitz – http://www.latimes.com
Joshua’s maternal grandfather, Moishe/Morris Raphael ben Yehoshua Stadtmauer, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Joshua’s maternal great-grandmother, Anat/Annette Felsen – http://query.nytimes.com