Hungarian Jewish

Rachel Ramras

by stlucas on October 7, 2018

Rachel Ramras – Paramount Network Launch Party – Arrivals – Sunset Tower, 8358 Sunset Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: Rachel Leah Ramras

Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 20, 1974

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Rachel Ramras is an American actress, voice actress, comedian, and television writer.

Rachel is the daughter of Kathy and David Ramras. Her family is Jewish.

Rachel’s paternal grandfather was George Ramras (the son of Max Ramras and Jennie/Jenny Rock). George was born in New York, to parents from Galicia, Austria. Max was the son of Nathan Ramras and Anna Mayer. Jennie was the daughter of Mendel Rock and Adel Vishniwitz.

Rachel’s paternal grandmother was Lily Seidel (the daughter of Jacob Seidel and Ida Gril). Lily was born in New York. Jacob was from Austria. Ida was from Hungary.

Rachel’s maternal grandfather was Sheldon “Shel” Krasker (the son of Hyman William Krasker and Mollie B. Goodman). William was born in Russia, the son of Jacob Krasker and Rose/Rosie. Mollie was also born in Russia.

Rachel’s maternal grandmother was Elaine S. Sados (the daughter of Albert H. Sados and Sophie Shapiro). Elaine was born in New Hampshire. Albert was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Russia. Sophie was born in New Hampshire, the daughter of Shepsel “Sam” Shapiro and Razel, who were from Odessa, Russia (now Ukraine).

Sources: Obituary of Rachel’s paternal grandfather, George Ramras –

Obituary of Rachel’s mother –


Gabriel Sunday

by stlucas on July 20, 2018

Birth Name: Gabriel Chechik Sunday

Place of Birth: Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 18, 1985

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, possibly other

Gabriel Sunday is an American actor and director.

Gabriel is the son of Laura (Benson) and Michael J. Chechik/Sunday.

Gabriel’s paternal grandmother was Ernestine Cohn (the daughter of Max Cohn and Anna Iskowich). Ernestine was born in Wisconsin. Max was born in Tennessee, the son of Herman Cohn, who was from Germany, and of Ernestine Weber Henoch, who was from Poland. Anna was born in either Austria or Hungary, the daughter of Abraham Iskowich and Lena Gavertz.

Sources: Birth record of Gabriel Sunday –

Marriage record of Gabriel’s parents –

Obituary of Gabriel’s paternal grandmother, Ernestine (Cohn) Chechik –

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Jimmy Pinchak

by stlucas on July 10, 2018

Jimmy Pinchak – “Ender’s Game” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – TCL Chinese Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Jimmy “Jax” Pinchak Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: James Justin Pinchak

Place of Birth: Point Pleasant, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 16, 1996

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish (paternal grandfather), Italian (maternal grandmother), Irish, possibly English

Jimmy Pinchak is an American actor and musician.

Jimmy is the son of Wendy M. (Brown) Pinheiro and James “Jim” Pinchak.

Jimmy’s paternal grandfather was Michael Pinchak (the son of Morris Pinchak and Lillian Glazel/Glassel). Michael was born in New Jersey. Morris was a Russian Jewish emigrant, from Uevkleof, and was the son of Benjamin Pinchak and Rachel Kramer. Lillian was born in New Jersey, to Jewish parents from either Hungary or Austria, Simon Glazel/Glassel and Fannie/Fanny.

Jimmy’s paternal grandmother is/was named Dorothy Quigley.

Jimmy’s maternal grandfather was Joseph P. “Joe” Brown (the son of Mary Sweeney). Mary was Irish.

Jimmy’s maternal grandmother is Claire Marie Ciccone (the daughter of Anthony E. “Tony” Ciccone and Marie Simonetti). Claire was born in New York. Anthony was born in New York, to Italian parents, Ferdinando Ciccone and Clara Constantino, who were from Caserta, Campania, Italy. Marie was born in New York, to Italian parents, Oreste Simonetti and Lena/Linda LaManna, who were from Palma Campania, Campania, Italy.

Sources: Obituary of Jimmy’s paternal grandfather, Michael Pinchak –

Marriage record of Jimmy’s maternal grandparents, Joseph P. “Joe” Brown and Claire Marie Ciccone –


Trevor Lissauer

by stlucas on July 10, 2018

Birth Name: Trevor Ryan Lissauer

Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 29, 1973

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Trevor Lissauer is an American actor and musician.

Trevor is the son of Barbara Lane (Pershan) and Richard Stephen Lissauer.

Trevor has said:

Miles [Lissauer’s character on Sabrina, The Teenage Witch] was Jewish and I was raised Jewish, so it wasn’t that far off. I’m not a religious person, but that’s just the home I was raised in.

Trevor’s paternal grandfather was Joseph T. Lissauer (the son of Charles Lissauer and Freda/Frieda Zinner). Joseph was born in Oklahoma. Charles was born in Austria. Freda was from Hungary.

Trevor’s paternal grandmother was Elaine Spungen (the daughter of Louis Spungen and Sophia/Sophie Leidner). Elaine was born in Ohio. Louis was born in Russia. Sophia was born in New York, to parents from Austria and Russia, David Leidner and Sarah Schmitman/Smithman.

Trevor’s maternal grandparents were Alex J. Pershan and Frances/Francis Kapner. Alex and Frances were born in New York.

Sources: Birth record of Eric Lissauer –

Divorce record of Eric’s parents –

Obituary of Eric’s maternal grandfather, Alex J. Pershan –

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George Soros

by follers on May 30, 2018

Photo by Harald Dettenborn

Birth Name: György Schwartz

Place of Birth: Budapest, Hungary

Date of Birth: 12 August, 1930

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

George Soros is a Hungarian and American investor, business magnate, philanthropist, political activist, and author.

George was born in Budapest, the son of Erzsébet/Elizabeth and Tivadar Soros (born Theodor Schwarz), a lawyer, author, editor, and World War I veteran. His brother was private investor and philanthropist Paul Soros. His family was Jewish.

George’s family changed their surname to Soros in the 1930s, to avoid anti-Jewish sentiment. During the Holocaust, his family survived by using forged documents to pose as non-Jews. George’s father saved many other Hungarian Jews.

George moved to England in 1947, and to New York City, U.S., in 1956.

George is married to businessperson Tamiko Bolton, who has Japanese ancestry. He has three children with his former wife, German immigrant Annaliese Witschak; and two children with his former wife, historian Susan Weber.

George’s paternal grandfather was Moritz Schwartz (the son of Meinhard Schwartz and Esther Sternberg). Moritz was born in Baktalórántháza, Baktalórántházai, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Hungary. Meinhard was the son of Josef Schwartz.

George’s paternal grandmother was named Bertha Mayer. Bertha was born in Satu Mare, Romania.

George’s maternal grandfather was named Mor Szucz/Schwartz.

Source: Genealogy of George Soros –