Ashkenazi Jewish

Jenna Wolfe

by stlucas on August 18, 2017

Jenna Wolfe – 15th Annual National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association New York Benefit – Photo Credit: Jakes Van Der Watt / PR Photos

Birth Name: Jennifer Wolfeld

Place of Birth: Kingston, Jamaica

Date of Birth: February 26, 1974

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Jenna Wolfe is an American journalist and personal trainer.

Jenna is the daughter of Sheila (Greenfeld) and Bennet/Bennett Wolfeld.

Jenna’s father was born in Puerto Rico, to American Jewish parents. Jenna’s mother was born in New Jersey, also to Jewish parents. Jenna was raised in Pétion-Ville, Haiti, and moved to the U.S. at the age of fifteen.

Jenna has stated:

While my father was born and raised in Puerto Rico and my mom in New Jersey, both parents are Jewish and raised my brother and me accordingly. It wasn’t a STRICT Jewish home, but we still managed to observe all the Jewish holidays, despite living out of the country. We celebrated Hanukkah on the beach, and both my brother and me were bar and bat mitzvah’d while living in the islands.

Jenna’s paternal grandfather was Maxwell Wolfeld (the son of Benjamin Wolfeld and Tessie). Maxwell was born in New York, to parents from Austria.

Jenna’s paternal grandmother was Lillian Gladys Oberman (the daughter of Hyman Oberman and Anna “Annie” Berchoff/Berstoff). Hyman was born in Russia, the son of Philip Oberman and Sarah Wishigrodsky. Anna was also born in Russia, the daughter of Shulem Berchoff and Esther Royt.

Jenna’s maternal grandfather was Jerry Greenfeld (the son of Emanuel Greenfeld and Rose). Jerry was born in New York, to a father from New York, whose own parents were from Austria, and to a mother from Russia.

Jenna’s maternal grandmother was Estelle Goldberg (the daughter of Sam Goldberg and Rose). Estelle was born in New Jersey, to parents from Lithuania.

Sources: Jenna’s paternal grandfather, Maxwell Wolfeld, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jenna’s paternal great-grandparents, Hyman Oberman and Anna “Annie” Berchoff/Berstoff – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Jenna’s paternal grandmother, Lillian Gladys (Oberman) Wolfeld – http://www.observernews.net

Jenna’s maternal grandfather, Jerry Greenfeld, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Jenna’s maternal grandmother, Estelle (Goldberg) Barris – http://www.legacy.com

Jenna’s maternal grandmother, Estelle Goldberg, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

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Bruce McGill

by madman on August 18, 2017

Birth Name: Bruce Travis McGill

Place of Birth: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 11, 1950

Ethnicity:
*Irish, English, distant French (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Bruce McGill is an American actor.

Bruce is the son of Adriel Rose (Jacobs), an artist, and Woodrow Wilson McGill, a real estate and insurance agent. His father has Irish, English, and French ancestry. His mother is Ashkenazi Jewish.

He is married to Gloria Lee.

Bruce’s paternal grandfather was Tuble Stephens McGill (the son of Andrew Franklin McGill and Nancy Elizabeth Priscilla Stephens). Andrew was of Irish descent, the son of William McGill and Martha Seymour. Nancy was the daughter of Alsey Stephens and Priscilla Ozier.

Bruce’s paternal grandmother was Clara Belle Travis (the daughter of Stoddard Carleton Travis and Martha Ada Edwards). Stoddard was the son of Howard Carleton Travis and Mary Louise Moore. Martha was the daughter of William Berry Edwards and Sarah Jane Couch.

Bruce’s maternal grandfather was Leon Jacobs (the son of Reuben Jacobs and Sarah Edloff). Reuben was Jewish, and was born in Vishtinetz, Lithuania, the son of Nathan Lichtenstein. Sarah was born in New York, the daughter of Moses Edloff, who was a Polish Jew, and of Rosa “Rosalie” Wahl, a German Jew.

Bruce’s maternal grandmother was Bella Mazur (the daughter of Abraham/Abram Mazur and Caroline Meyer). Bella was born in Texas. Abraham was a Polish Jew, and was the son of W. M. Mazur and Reva. Caroline was a German Jew.

Sources: Genealogies of Bruce McGill – https://www.geni.com
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.findagrave.com (through his brother, Lee Stephen McGill)

Genealogy of Bruce’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Bruce’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Bruce’s maternal grandparents, Leon Jacobs and Bella Mazur, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Bruce’s maternal great-grandparents, Reuben Jacobs and Sarah Edloff, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

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David Dobkin

by stlucas on August 13, 2017

David Dobkin – “Vacation” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Regency Village Theatre – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: David Lawrence Dobkin

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

Date of Birth: June 23, 1969

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

David Dobkin is an American film director, producer, composer, and screenwriter.

David is the son of Irma (Laufer) and James A. Dobkin. David was raised Jewish in Bethesda, Maryland.

David’s paternal grandparents were Louis R. Dobkin and Eve.

Sources: Obituary of David’s father, James A. Dobkin – http://www.nytimes.com

Obituary of David’s mother, Irma (Laufer) Dobkin – http://query.nytimes.com

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Neal H. Moritz

by stlucas on August 13, 2017

Neal Moritz – “Fast & Furious 6” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Gibson Amphitheatre – Universal City, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 6, 1959

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Neal H. Moritz is an American film producer.

Neal is the son of Barbara Maxine (Levin) and Milton Irving Moritz. Neal’s parents are Jewish.

Neal’s paternal grandparents were Joseph Moritz and Edith Sternbergh. Joseph and Edith were from Poland.

Neal’s maternal grandparents were Henry Levin (likely the son of Samuel Levin and Ray) and Mollye/Molly Blagman. Henry was born in New York, to a father from Poland and a mother from France. Mollye was from Russia.

Sources: Genealogy of Neal H. Moritz – http://www.geni.com

Birth record of Neal H. Moritz – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Neal’s parents, Milton Irving Moritz and Barbara Maxine Levin – http://www.familysearch.org

Neal’s father, Milton Irving Moritz, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Neal’s mother, Barbara Maxine Levin, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Neal’s maternal grandfather, Henry Levin, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

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Eric Andre

by madman on August 13, 2017

Eric Andre – “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” New York City Premiere – Photo Credit: Loredana Sangiuliano / PRPhotos.com 

Birth Name: Eric S. Andre

Place of Birth: Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 4, 1983

Ethnicity:
*Afro-Haitian (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Eric Andre is an American actor, comedian, and television host. His father is Haitian. His mother, who is American, is Jewish.

Source: http://grantland.com

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