Rahm Emanuel

by follers on August 23, 2015

Birth Name: Rahm Israel Emanuel

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 29, 1959

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Rahm Emanuel is an American politician. A Democrat, he has served as Mayor of Chicago, Illinois, since May 16, 2011. He was previously Senior Advisor to the President, from January 20, 1993 to November 7, 1998, a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois, from January 3, 2003 to January 2, 2009, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, from January 3, 2007 to January 3, 2009, and White House Chief of Staff, from January 20, 2009 to October 1, 2010.

Rahm is the son of Marsha (Smulevitz) and Benjamin M. Emanuel. His parents were/are both Jewish. His father was from Israel. His mother was born in Illinois, U.S., to parents from Russia. Rahm is married to Amy Merritt Rule, with whom he has three children. Amy is a convert to Judaism.

Rahm’s paternal grandparents were Ezekiel Emanuel (who was born with the surname Auerbach) and Pnyna.

Rahm’s maternal grandfather was Chaim/Herman Smulevitz (the son of Morris Smulevitz and Goldie/Goldy Shrotzky). Morris was the son of Nosson Smolovitz and Puah.

Rahm’s maternal grandmother was Sophie Lampert (the daughter of Yankel Lampert and Haya/Chia). Yankel was the son of Isadore Lampert and Hannah, who were from Bessarabia, now mostly in Moldova.

Source: Genealogy of Rahm Emanuel – http://www.geni.com

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Ardor February 8, 2017 at 6:11 pm

Big bulging eyes.

Definitely not a Jewish trait.

Try North African, Mediterranean or Gulf Arab.

cwm85 August 23, 2015 at 1:36 pm

I knew he was Jewish and he looks like he could be from Israel.

sarahle August 23, 2015 at 11:47 am

he is the first and only guy I know with this name being used for non-religious circumstances. it’s a rare hebrew name… xD

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