Ashkenazi Jewish

Sheryl Sandberg

by follers on January 22, 2017

Birth Name: Sheryl Kara Sandberg

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: August 28, 1969

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Sheryl Sandberg is an American technology executive, activist, and author.

Sheryl’s paternal grandfather was Emanuel Sandberg (the son of Gimple Sandberg and Sadie Berler). Gimple was the son of H. David Sandberg. Sadie was the daughter of Shiya.

Sheryl’s paternal grandmother was Sadie Kreiner (the daughter of Samuel Kreiner and Kate Provisor). Samuel was the son of Abram Kreiner and Sara. Kate was the daughter of Max Provisor and Rachel Josef.

Sheryl’s maternal grandfather was Benjamin Abraham Einhorn (the son of Isser Einhorn and Minnie Shupper). Isser was the son of Abraham Einhorn and Minnie. Sheryl’s great-grandmother Minnie was the daughter of Benjamin Shupper and Anna Scherlein.

Sheryl’s maternal grandmother was Rosalind Nuss (the daughter of Israel Aaron Nuss and Sarah Gross). Sarah was the daughter of Samuel Gross and Yetta Schwartz, who was born in Hungary.

Source: Genealogy of Sheryl Sandberg –


Joely Fisher

by pookerella on January 21, 2017

Place of Birth: Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 29, 1967

*62.5% Ashkenazi Jewish
*25% Italian (including Sicilian)
*12.5% Irish

Joely Fisher is an American actress and singer. She is known for starring in two television series, Ellen and ‘Til Death.

Joely is the daughter of actors and singers Eddie Fisher and Connie Stevens. Her younger sister is actress Tricia Leigh Fisher. She is the half-sister of actress Carrie Fisher and TV and filmmaker Todd Fisher. Her niece is actress Billie Lourd.

Her father was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish parents. Her mother was born in New York. Joely’s maternal grandfather was of Italian (including Sicilian) ancestry, and Joely’s maternal grandmother was of Irish (from her own father) and Polish Jewish and German Jewish (from her own mother) descent.

Joely’s paternal grandparents were Joseph P. Fisher/Tisch (the son of David or Nathan Tisch/Fisher and Anna or Linnie) and Kate Winokur (the daughter of Zelig/Selig Zadik Minniker/Winokur and Ida).

Joely’s maternal grandfather was Peter Ingoglia, known as musician Teddy Stevens (the son of Charles Ingoglia and Concetta Katherine Coletti). Charles and Concetta were both born in Italy. The surname “Ingoglia” is usually Sicilian, from Palermo or Trapani. Concetta was the daughter of Jakob/Jacob Coletti.

Joely’s maternal grandmother was Eleanor McGinley, a singer (the daughter of Charles Jonathan McGinley and Sarah “Sadie” Asher). Charles was the son of Hugh McGinley and Mary Gilligan, who were Irish. Sarah was the daughter of Isidore Harry Asher, who was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Jewish immigrant parents from Poland and Germany, and of Esther/Ester “Essie” White, who was born in London, England, to Polish Jewish parents, Isaac White and Sarah Simon/Simons.

Sources: Genealogies of Joely Fisher –

Genealogy of Joely’s father –

Genealogy of Joely’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Joely’s maternal grandfather, Peter Ingoglia, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Joely’s maternal grandmother, Eleanor McGinley, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Joely’s maternal great-grandfather, Charles Jonathan McGinley –

Joely’s maternal great-grandmother, Sarah “Sadie” Asher, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Joely’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Isidore Harry Asher, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Death record of Joely’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Isidore Harry Asher –

Joely’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Esther/Ester “Essie” White, on the 1871 England and Wales Census –

Death record of Joely’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Esther/Ester “Essie” (White) Asher –



Nathan Fielder

by madman on January 18, 2017

Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: May 12, 1983

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Nathan Fielder is a Canadian comedian, writer, and actor. He is the creator and star of the docu-reality comedy television series Nathan for You on Comedy Central.


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Lesley Stahl

by stlucas on January 14, 2017

Birth Name: Lesley Rene Stahl

Place of Birth: Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 16, 1941

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Lesley Stahl is an American television journalist. She was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, the daughter of Dorothy J. (Tishler) and Louis E. Stahl. She was raised in Swampscott, Massachusetts. Lesley is married to journalist and writer Aaron Latham. They have a daughter.

Lesley’s paternal grandparents were Harry Stahl and Esther. Harry and Esther were Polish Jews who moved to Boston in 1913.

Lesley’s maternal grandparents were Jacob Tishler and Tillie. Jacob and Tillie were Russian Jews who moved to Boston in 1911.


Genealogy of Lesley Stahl –

Lesley’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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Jamie Cullum

by andrew on January 14, 2017

Birth Name: Jamie Paul J. Cullum

Place of Birth: Southend On Sea, Essex, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 20 August, 1979

*English, Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Indian, Burmese, possibly some Spanish (mother)

Jamie Cullum is a British jazz singer, songwriter, pianist, and radio host. He is the son of Yvonne and John Cullum.

Jamie has stated:

My dad was born in Jerusalem; his mother managed to get out of Nazi Germany. My mum was born in Burma and when the Japanese invaded came over to the UK when she was five. Her father was Indian, her mother was Burmese. You know, dark-skinned kids in the middle of Wales in the Fifties.

He has also said, “My mother was born in Burma but my grandfather on her side was Indian-Spanish. So I have this quite exotic mix…”

Jamie’s paternal grandfather was Harry Cullum, a British Army officer.

Jamie’s paternal grandmother, Irma, was a Jewish refugee from Prussia. She lost her relatives in Holocaust. Irma is pictured here.

Jamie’s maternal grandparents were named Leonard and Hazel.

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