Logan Lerman

by ethnic on April 19, 2010

Logan Lerman

Birth Name: Logan Wade Lerman

Place of Birth: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 19, 1992

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Logan Lerman is an American actor.

Logan is the son of Lisa and Larry Lerman. His parents are both Jewish. Logan was raised in Conservative Judaism, and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony in a Conservative synagogue. His father is of Polish Jewish and Russian Jewish descent, and his mother is of Polish Jewish, Russian Jewish, and Lithuanian Jewish ancestry.

A picture of Logan’s father can be seen here, and a picture of Logan with his mother can be seen here.

Logan’s paternal grandfather, Max Lerman, was born in 1927 in Berlin, Germany, the son of Jacob/Jakob Lerman and Erna Popower. Jacob was a Polish Jewish emigrant, born in Kolbiel, Poland, the son of Abraham/Abram Lerman and Rachel (possibly Rekla Gurfinkel). Erna was born in Berlin, Germany, of Polish Jewish descent, and was the daughter of Mordka/Max Popower and Sura/Sara Blumberg, who was born in Warsaw. Because of anti-Jewish persecution in Germany, Max Lerman and his family moved to Shanghai, China, where Max was raised. In the late 1940s, after World War II was over, they settled in California.

Logan’s paternal grandmother, Mina Schwartz, was born Neja Schwartztuch y Gomer, in 1933, in Mexico City, Mexico. Mina’s parents, Abraham Schwartztuch and Zisla Gomer, were Russian Jews. They had moved to Mexico at some point after 1927 and before Mina’s birth. They left Mexico for the United States in 1946, settling in California. In the United States, they changed their surname from Schwartztuch to Schwartz.

Logan’s maternal grandfather, Jay/Jake Goldman, was born in 1933 in Poland, the son of Polish Jewish parents, Aaron Goldman and Blanche Brum, from Dlugosiodlo. Jay Goldman, his sister, and his parents, survived the Holocaust, and moved to the United States after World War II, in the late 1940s. Aaron’s mother’s maiden name was Gingold. Blanche was the daughter of Jay Brum and Rifra Guzman/Gussman.

Logan’s maternal grandmother, Susan Louise Freeman, was born in 1940 in Los Angeles, California. Susan’s father, who was born Louis Abraham Freedman, was a Jewish emigrant from Eastern Europe, who changed his first name to Lincoln and his surname to Freeman, becoming known as Lincoln A. Freeman; he lived in Winnipeg, Canada, before settling in Los Angeles. Louis was the son of Israel Samuel Freedman and Rebecca/Rebecka Lillian/Lilly/Lillie Brodsky. Susan’s mother, Logan’s great-grandmother Molly Eva Lazareck, was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Molly’s father, Abraham Jacob “Jack” Lazareck, was a Jewish emigrant who was born, c. 1879, in Poland, and moved to England with his family, c. 1886; Jacob later moved to Canada, c. 1901. Molly Eva Lazareck’s mother, Chana-Etta “Emma”/Anna Zelbovitz, who was Logan Lerman’s matrilineal great-great-grandmother, was a Jewish emigrant from Lithuania. Chana-Etta’s family settled in Winnipeg in the early 1900s.

Logan is related, by marriage, to twin singers Evan and Jaron Lowenstein. Logan’s maternal great-grandfather, Louis Abraham Freedman, had a sister named Esther Freedman. Esther’s husband, Joseph Winestock, had a sister named Adella Winestock. Adella was one of Evan and Jaron Lowenstein’s maternal great-grandmothers.

It is also possible that Logan is related to actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal (through the Gyllenhaals’ mother, who is Ashkenazi Jewish). Logan’s Zelbovitz line may lead to common ancestors with Maggie and Jake’s Silbowitz line.

Each of Logan’s grandparents was born in a different country, something that is fairly rare. Actors Noah Emmerich, Jessica Lange, and Wallace Shawn are others whose grandparents were born in four distinct countries.

Sources: https://www.youtube.com

Genealogies of Logan Lerman – http://familypedia.wikia.com (in-depth)

2010 article about Logan Lerman in an Israeli magazine – http://www.nrg.co.il

photo by DFree/Bigstock.com

{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

Mean March 28, 2016 at 6:43 pm
Roger Is My Lover March 28, 2016 at 7:35 pm

Roger is My Lover.

Greyface March 22, 2016 at 11:30 pm

he is very handsome

der40 March 6, 2016 at 3:28 pm

That is a fascinating family history.

a June 29, 2014 at 5:20 pm

he already has gray hair?

Mean March 28, 2014 at 4:52 pm
indo March 19, 2014 at 11:23 pm

He kind looks like shia lebuf

xoxo July 30, 2015 at 10:03 pm

He does not.

AliceA March 3, 2014 at 1:08 pm

He is soo hot

neiltennant May 22, 2016 at 8:57 am

yes he is

he is my type…

ashash October 18, 2013 at 5:30 pm

I often see the light-eyed and black hair combination among Jews.

J.J. January 3, 2014 at 7:09 pm

his hair is not black it’s dark, it is impossible for a human to have pure black hair and even less likely for a Caucasian, the word virtually black is more fitting but I prefer to refer to any ones hair who appears to be black or is more of an obvious dark brown as just being dark haired as I would with light brown by just saying it’s light rather than light brown because some may argue it’s a very dark blonde.

ethnic January 4, 2014 at 6:02 am

True. I am Asian. even though my hair appears to be “black” is actually more a very dark brown. But I think it’s close enough to black to just call it that.

AnonymousPerson January 4, 2014 at 6:29 am

What’s your ethnicity, ethnic? LOL for some reason I always thought you were black… I have no idea why.

Name January 4, 2014 at 6:30 am

What about blue black hair?

Brigzzz98 January 19, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Correction! What about the indians asians blacks and arabs??? They’ve got pure black hair…..

levangelista36 August 12, 2012 at 2:31 am

Erin Heatherton, Leo Dicaprio’s new girlfriend, is Jewish.

He must like tall, blonde, and Jewish women. Bar is Jewish, too.

levangelista36 August 4, 2012 at 11:06 pm

He’s full Ashkenazi Jewish. Yay! :]

follers August 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm

He looks like the little bro of the Prime Minister of Israel, when they were young… google Iddo Netanyahu.

He looks like a combination of his paternal grandfather and his maternal grandfather.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6201485808/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6201135318/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6200934271/

levangelista36 August 1, 2012 at 2:58 pm

He does look like Iddo Netanyahu.

levangelista36 August 17, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Interesting pictures.

follers August 17, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Being Jewish is like a citizenship.

levangelista36 August 17, 2012 at 11:15 pm

I understand what you’re saying, and I agree.

levangelista36 July 31, 2012 at 5:02 pm

He’s cute. I knew he is Jewish.

DarellDianne April 11, 2012 at 6:18 am

he is cute, adorable, sweet and soo lovable..why must all jews be good looking (the males)…

levangelista36 July 27, 2012 at 6:47 pm

I know, right?

levangelista36 August 1, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I cannot wait for the Perks of being a Wallflower. Nina Dobrev plays his sister in it.

levangelista36 August 1, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I thought Paul Rudd was playing his dad? Haha!

neiltennant May 22, 2016 at 9:00 am

oh my god and what is with the females?

are you seriously claiming that female jewish people are not good looking ?

maybe we can meet each other and then i can show you some of my jewish female friends—

bvision April 8, 2012 at 3:00 am

Paul Rudd is Jewish too

i think it’s great

Bobatu April 8, 2012 at 1:28 am

Disagree. Logan’s eyes are too small. Newman’s were much better.

Bobatu April 8, 2012 at 10:23 am

Logan’s dad was very handsome. Still think Jake Gyllenhaal is the best looking Jewish actor at the moment. I know Jake’s only half but it’s the right half!

Bobatu April 11, 2012 at 6:26 am

Hey Frum. Yeah I know one is the Dad and one is the grandpa. I like the Dad! Yeah Jake’s eyes are big but such a nice colour. He is a good mensch.

frum April 11, 2012 at 9:34 am

His grandfather looks very ’50s. Very nice. He reminds me of Logan in My One And Only (set in the 1950s!).

I always compare Jake Gyllenhaal to James Franco. They both have Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers and they are both about equal in terms of being stars. Plus, they’re both part Swedish on their father’s side. But Jake’s father is 1/4 Swedish while James’s father is 1/2 so James is actually the bigger Swede.

levangelista36 May 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm

They’re both good looking.

Roger Is My Lover March 27, 2012 at 1:06 am

Mila Kunis looks like the female version of him!

ihatemostpeople March 1, 2014 at 9:36 am

LMAO no …just no….

neiltennant May 22, 2016 at 9:00 am
PheebsLerman July 20, 2010 at 12:38 pm

*squeals* I friggin’ love Logan Lerman. He is SO cuteee. :3 I love Jews and yes, he looks like Zac Efron! *drools*

Roger Is My Lover March 27, 2012 at 1:07 am

Zac Efron is hideous!

sammiroxsox13 June 3, 2010 at 4:39 pm

I think that logan lerman is cute!;)

Dave May 12, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Well, some of his ancestors did found a company in Germany, but they were originally from Eastern Europe, so they weren’t of German-Jewish origin but rather Eastern European Jewish.

ethnic May 12, 2010 at 11:51 pm

I agree, but Wiki says his family is from central Europe. His surname could be German.

natalia May 12, 2010 at 12:47 pm

He is Jewish.
Source: Wikipedia and lermanandson.com/about.html

Me myself and I December 19, 2012 at 11:33 am

Schwartztuch – Schwartz is black in German and tuch is cloth – so that means black cloth.

nnnnn December 19, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Sorry, but
“tuch” doesn’t mean “cloth”.

Me myself and I December 30, 2012 at 1:45 pm

it means cloth

Me myself and I December 30, 2012 at 1:58 pm

And I don’t get what you guys mean.

natalia May 11, 2010 at 11:22 am

he is like the next Zac Efron (the looks r familiar). But i hope Logan doesn’t get overated like him. Its sickness!

Aarshvi April 28, 2010 at 4:18 am


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