Czech Jewish


by Manila on June 17, 2018

K.Flay – K.Flay in Concert at Radio 104.5’s Performance Theatre in Bala Cynwyd – November 22, 2016 – Radio 104.5’s Performance Theatre – Bala Cynwyd, PA, USA – Photo Credit: Paul Froggatt / PR Photos

Birth Name: Kristine Meredith Flaherty

Place of Birth: Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 30, 1985

*Irish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

K.Flay is an American singer and songwriter.

Her father, Thomas Bartholomew Flaherty, was from Portland, Maine, and all of his own grandparents were Irish emigrants, from County Galway. Her mother, Judith E. “Judy” (Frank) Frohlich, is Jewish.

K.Flay’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her third great-grandfather, Patrick Faherty.

K.Flay’s paternal grandfather was Timothy Edward Flaherty (the son of Bartholomew “Bartley J.” Flaherty and Mary E. Costello). Timothy was born in Portland, Maine. Bartley was the son of Timothy Faherty and Mary Feeney. K.Flay’s great-grandmother Mary was the daughter of Patrick Costello and Anne Connelly.

K.Flay’s paternal grandmother was Sarah C. Foley (the daughter of Thomas Foley and Margaret Lee). Sarah was born in Portland, Maine. Thomas was the son of John Foley and Sarah Beatty. Margaret was the daughter of William Lee and Catherine “Kate” Foley.

K.Flay’s maternal grandfather was Maurice A. “Maury/Morris” Frank (the son of Velvil, later William “Willie”, Frank and Anna Leshevskaya). Maurice was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Belarusian Jewish emigrants, from Sapotskin, Grodno Region. William was the son of Samuel “Sam” Frank and Anna Liss. K.Flay’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of Arieh Leib Chaim “Hyman” Leshefsky and Rosa “Basha/Bashe/Bessie/Rose”.

K.Flay’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Hope “Betty” Hoffmann (the daughter of Sidney Z[elik] Hoffman, later Hoffmann, and of Judith, also known as Julia, Kraus). Elizabeth was born in Chicago, Illinois. Sidney was of German Jewish descent, and was the son of Moses Hoffmann and Carrie Sternheimer. Julia was the daughter of Czech Jewish emigrants, Adolph Leopold Kraus and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Stein, both of Blovice, Pilsen.

K.Flay’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her third great-grandmother, Hannah Lederer (July 12, 1823, Bohemia, now-part of Czech Republic – October 10, 1915, Chicago, Illinois).

Sources: Obituary of K.Flay’s father –

Marriage record of K.Flay’s paternal grandparents, Timothy Edward Flaherty and Sarah C. Foley –

Birth record of K.Flay’s paternal grandfather, Timothy Edward Flaherty –

K.Flay’s paternal grandfather, Timothy Edward Flaherty, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of K.Flay’s paternal great-grandparents, Bartholomew Flaherty and Mary E. Costello –

Birth record of K.Flay’s paternal grandmother, Sarah C. Foley –

Marriage record of K.Flay’s paternal great-grandparents, Thomas Foley and Margaret Lee –

Obituary of K.Flay’s maternal grandfather, Maurice A. Frank –

Death record of K.Flay’s maternal great-grandfather, William Frank –

Death record of K.Flay’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna (Leshevskaya) Frank –

Birth record of K.Flay’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Hope “Betty” Frank –

Obituary of K.Flay’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Hope “Betty” (Frank) Hoffmann –

Marriage record of K.Flay’s maternal great-grandparents, Sidney Z[elik] Hoffmann and Julia Kraus –

Birth record of K.Flay’s maternal great-grandfather, Sidney Z[elik] Hoffman –

Birth record of K.Flay’s maternal great-grandmother, Judith Kraus –


Yair Lapid

by follers on May 8, 2018

Yair Lapid – 2012 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference – Walter Washington Convention Center – Washington, DC, USA – Photo Credit: Laurence Agron / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Tel Aviv, Israel

Date of Birth: 5 November, 1963

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Yair Lapid is an Israeli journalist and politician. He is the chairman of the Yesh Atid Party. He was also Minister of Finance, from 2013 and 2014.

Yair is the son of Shulamit Lapid, a novelist and playwright, and Tommy Lapid, a radio and television presenter, playwright, journalist, politician, and government minister.

Yair’s father was born in Novi Sad, Serbia (then Kingdom of Yugoslavia), to a Hungarian Jewish family; Yair’s paternal grandfather was killed by the Nazis in 1945. The family moved to Israel in 1948. Yair’s mother was born in Tel Aviv.

Yair is married to journalist Lihi Lapid. He has a son with his former wife, Tamar Friedman, and two children with Lihi.

Yair’s maternal grandfather was Yechiel David Gilaadi (the son of R’ Shlomo Zalman Klein, A.B.D. Szilagy-Cseh, and of Feiga Schwartz). David was born in Transylvania, and was a journalist, novelist, and translator, who co-founded the newspaper Maariv. Shlomo was born in Oradea, Municipiul Oradea, Județul Bihor, Romania, the son of Rabbi Moshe Martin Klein, A.B.D. Szilágycseh (Cehu Silvaniei), and of Sarah Sheindel Deutsch. Feiga was the daughter of Yekusiel Schwartz.

Yair’s maternal grandmother is Helen Joseph (the daughter of Moses Joseph).

Source: Genealogy of Yair Lapid –


Amora Mautner

by stlucas on April 11, 2018

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: May 24, 1975

*Ashkenazi Jewish, Croatian (father)
*Brazilian [Portuguese, possibly other] (mother)

Amora Mautner is a Brazilian film and television director, and actress.

Amora is the daughter of historian Ruth Mendes dos Santos and singer, songwriter, screenwriter, and actor Jorge Mautner. His father is of half Ashkenazi Jewish (Austrian Jewish, Czech Jewish, Croatian Jewish) and half ethnic Croatian ancestry. His mother has Portuguese roots.

Amora has a daughter with her former husband, actor Marcos Palmeira.

Amora’s paternal grandfather was Paul Veit Mautner (the son of Heinrich Mautner and Helene Chersohn/Obersohn). Paul was born in Vienna, Austria, to a Jewish family. Heinrich was born in České Budějovice, the Czech Republic, the son of Veit E. Mautner and Julie Juditha Löwy. Helene was born in Osijek, Croatia.

Amora’s paternal grandmother was Anna Illichi. Anna was born Anna Ilić in Yugoslavia into a Catholic family, and was likely an ethnic Croatian.

Sources: Genealogy of Amora Mautner (focusing on her father’s side) –

Birth record of Amora’s paternal grandfather, Paul Veit Mautner –


Tamara Braun

by stlucas on April 7, 2018

Tamara Braun – “The Boatman” Los Angeles Screening – Arrivals – Arena Cinelounge, 1625 N Las Palmas Avenue – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Tamara Eve Braun

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

Date of Birth: April 18, 1971

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Tamara Braun is an American actress.

Tamara is the daughter of Renata/Renate E. (Deutsch) Bennett and Bennett O. Braun.

Tamara’s maternal grandfather was Erwin Samuel Deutsch (the son of Stefan S. Deutsch and Frederike Frieda Hahn). Erwin was born in Breslau, Germany (now Wrocław, Poland), and was a Holocaust survivor. Frederike was born in Warsaw.

Tamara’s maternal grandmother was Steffi Buch (the daughter of Robert Buch and Irma Österreicher). Steffi was born in Breslau. Robert was born in La Paz, Bolivia, the son of parents from Germany, Moritz Louis Buch and Mathilde Pollack, from Ratibor. Irma was born in Teplitz-Schönau, Sudetenland, the daughter of Albert Oesterreicher and Franziska Fauwers, who was from Prague.

Sources: Genealogy of Tamara Braun (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Information about Tamara’s maternal grandparents, Erwin Samuel Deutsch and Steffi Buch –

Obituary of Tamara’s maternal grandfather, Erwin Samuel Deutsch –


Stella Schnabel

by stlucas on November 18, 2017

Stella Schnabel – Salvatore Ferragamo “Signorina” Perfume Launch Party – Arrivals – Palazzo Chupi – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Wild1 / PR Photos

Birth Name: Stella Madrid Schnabel

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 28, 1983

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Belgian (mother)

Stella Schnabel is an American actress.

Stella is the daughter of clothing designer Jacqueline (Beaurang) and painter and filmmaker Julian Schnabel. Stella’s father is Jewish. Stella’s mother was born in Belgium, and is fluent in French.

Stella’s siblings are art curator Vito Schnabel and actress/director Lola Schnabel, and her half-siblings are actors Olmo Schnabel and Cy Schnabel, and Shooter Sandhed Schnabel.

Stella’s sister Lola has stated, “Milan is actually very underrated; it’s a bit like Antwerp, which is where my mother and my grandmother are from. It’s easy to work there and get things done.”

Stella’s paternal grandparents were Jacob “Jack” Schnabel and Esta/Estha/Esther Greenberg (the daughter of Julius Greenberg and Sadie). Jacob was born in Czechoslovakia. Esther was born in New York, to parents from Romania.


Genealogy of Stella Schnabel (focusing on her father’s side) –

Stella’s paternal grandfather, Jacob “Jack” Schnabel, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Stella’s paternal grandmother, Esta/Estha/Esther Greenberg, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Stella’s paternal grandmother, Esta/Estha/Esther (Greenberg) Schnabel –