Polish Jewish

Eddie Money

by follers on May 15, 2018

Eddie Money – Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors Arrivals at Taglyan Complex on October 25, 2016 – Taglyan Complex, 1201 Vine Street – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Edward Joseph Mahoney

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

Date of Birth: March 21, 1949

*75% Irish
*25% likely Ashkenazi Jewish

Eddie Money is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

He is the son of Dorothy Elizabeth (Keller) and Daniel P. Mahoney. He is married to Laurie, with whom he has five children.

Eddie’s maternal grandfather was Edward J. Keller. Edward was born in New York, to a German-born father and a Polish-born mother. Eddie has said (here and here) that his mother was of Jewish heritage, so it is likely that his grandfather Edward was Jewish.

Eddie’s maternal grandmother was Margaret A. Murphy (the daughter of Patrick Murphy and Anna J. Herbert). Margaret was born in New York.

Source: Eddie’s maternal grandparents, Edward J. Keller and Margaret A. Murphy, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org


Rob Bourdon

by Manila on May 10, 2018

Place of Birth: Robert Gregory Bourdon

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

Date of Birth: January 20, 1979

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Rob Bourdon is an American musician. He is the drummer of the rock band Linkin Park. Other members of Linkin Park are Brad Delson, Dave Farrell, Joe Hahn, Mike Shinoda, and, until his death, Chester Bennington.

Rob is the son of Patricia B. “Patty” (Yellen) and Gregory L. “Greg” Bourdon.

Rob’s maternal grandfather was Manuel Yellen (the son of Abram/Abraham Jeleń, later Yellen, and of Rozalia Freda Deutsch). Manuel was born in California. Abram was a Polish Jewish emigrant, from Łomża, Podlaskie. Freda was a Hungarian Jewish emigrant, from Sátoraljaújhely, Sátoraljaújhelyi, Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen, and was the daughter of Majer Markusz Deutsch and Pepe/Peppie Perlman.

Rob’s maternal grandmother was Mildred Lavietes (the daughter of Louis Morris Lavietes and Kate Rubinton). Louis was a Ukrainian Jewish emigrant, from Kiev, and his mother was Sarah Surinskaya. Kate was the daughter of Russian Jewish emigrants, Joseph Rubinton and Anna Sorkina.

Rob’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandmother, Esther.

Sources: Birth record of Rob Bourdon – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Rob’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Rob’s maternal grandfather, Manuel Yellen – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Rob’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.myheritage.com

Genealogy of Rob’s maternal great-grandmother, Rozalia Freda (Deutsch) Yellen – https://www.geni.com

Rob’s maternal great-grandmother, Rozalia Freda (Deutsch) Yellen, on Find a Grave – https://www.findagrave.com

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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 – https://www.geni.com


Wallace Shawn

by madman on April 21, 2018

Birth Name: Wallace Michael Shawn

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

Date of Birth: November 12, 1943

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Wallace Shawn is an American actor, comedian, playwright, and essayist.

He is the son of Cecille (Lyon) and William Shawn (William Chon), a magazine editor. His brother is composer Allen Shawn.

Wallace’s paternal grandfather was Benjamin William Chon (the son of William Louis Cohen/Chon and Esther Elizabeth Singer). Benjamin was born in either New York, United States, to Polish Jewish parents, or in Warsaw, Poland.

Wallace’s paternal grandmother was Anna/Annie Bransky (the daughter of Morris Bransky and Minna Levy). Anna was born in England, to Polish Jewish parents.

Wallace’s maternal grandfather was named William Lyon/Lyons. William was born in Russia.

Wallace’s maternal grandmother was Rose Levinson (the daughter of Simon Levinson and Rachel/Rachael). Rose was born in Carlstadt, Sweden, to Russian Jewish parents.

Each of Wallace’s grandparents was born in a different country, something that is fairly rare. Actors Noah Emmerich, Jessica Lange, and Logan Lerman are others whose grandparents were born in four distinct countries.

Sources: Genealogy of Wallace Shawn – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Wallace Shawn (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Wallace’s parents on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Wallace’s father on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Wallace’s paternal grandparents, Benjamin William Chon and Anna/Annie Bransky, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Benjamin William Chon and Anna/Annie Bransky on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Benjamin William Chon and Anna/Annie Bransky on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Wallace’s mother on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Wallace’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Wallace’s maternal grandparents, William Lyon/Lyons and Rose Levinson, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
William Lyon/Lyons and Rose Levinson on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Wallace’s maternal grandmother, Rose (Levinson) Lyon – https://www.familysearch.org

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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) – https://www.geni.com

Information about Tamara’s maternal grandparents, Erwin Samuel Deutsch and Steffi Buch – http://collections.ushmm.org

Obituary of Tamara’s maternal grandfather, Erwin Samuel Deutsch – http://www.cressfuneralservice.com