Polish Jewish

Ayelet Shaked

by follers on March 29, 2017

Birth Name: Ayelet Ben Shaul

Place of Birth: Tel Aviv, Israel

Date of Birth: May 7, 1976

*Iraqi Jewish (father)
*Polish Jewish, Romanian Jewish (mother)

Ayelet Shaked is an Israeli politician and computer programmer. A member of The Jewish Home party, she has served in the Knesset, since 2013, and as Justice Minister, since 2015.

Her father is of Iraqi Jewish descent. Her mother’s family were Jews who moved from Poland and Romania to Israel in the 1880s.


Josh Stamberg

by stlucas on March 27, 2017

Birth Name: Joshua Collins Stamberg

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

Date of Birth: January 4, 1970

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Josh Stamberg is an American actor. He is the son of radio journalist Susan Stamberg (born Susan P. Levitt) and Louis Collins Stamberg. Josh is married to actress Myndy Crist.

Josh’s paternal grandfather was Louis Mann Stamberg (the son of Morris Stamberg and Sonya/Sara Kravitsky). Louis was a prominent lawyer in the U.S. He was born in Ukraine, to Jewish parents.

Josh’s paternal grandmother was Lillian Pauline Collins (the daughter of Louis Collins and Fanny Molly Reichblum). Lillian was born in Pennsylvania. Louis was a Jewish immigrant, from Russia or Poland. Fanny was born in Ohio, to Austrian Jewish parents.

Josh’s paternal step-grandmother, Josh’s grandfather’s second wife, was Marjorie S. (Salinger) Bing Stamberg. Marjorie was a founder of the Allentown League of Women Voters, and a champion of public housing for Allentown’s low-income people.

Josh’s maternal grandparents were Robert I. Levitt and Anne Rosenberg.

Sources: Obituary of Josh’s father, Louis Collins Stamberg – http://www.legacy.com

Marriage record of Josh’s paternal grandparents, Louis Mann Stamberg and Lillian Pauline Collins – https://familysearch.org

Obituary record of Josh’s paternal grandfather, Louis Mann Stamberg – https://familysearch.org

Biographical listing of Josh’s paternal grandfather, Louis Mann Stamberg – http://prabook.com

Josh’s paternal grandmother, Lillian Pauline Collins, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Lillian Pauline Collins on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Josh’s paternal step-grandmother, Marjorie S. (Salinger) Bing Stamberg – http://articles.mcall.com

Josh’s mother, Susan P. (Levitt) Stamberg, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Josh’s maternal grandmother, Anne (Rosenberg) Levitt – http://www.legacy.com

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Maggie Wheeler

by stlucas on March 24, 2017

Birth Name: Margaret Emily Jakobson

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

Date of Birth: August 7, 1961

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Maggie Wheeler is an American actress. She is the daughter of Barbara and John R. Jakobson. Her parents are both Jewish. Maggie is married to Daniel Borden Wheeler.

Maggie’s paternal grandparents were Louis Jakobson (the son of Adolph Sam Jakobson and Fanny Leftrist/Lefkowitz) and Lucille B. Rafelson (the daughter of Abraham J. Rafelson and Hattie London). Adolph and Fanny were born in Hungary. Abraham was originally from either Poland or Russia. Hattie was born in New York, to parents from Germany.

Sources: http://www.jta.org

Maggie’s paternal grandfather, Louis Jakobson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Maggie’s paternal grandfather, Louis Jakobson – https://familysearch.org

Maggie’s paternal great-grandmother, Hattie London, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Sarah Ramos

by stlucas on March 17, 2017

Birth Name: Sarah Emily Ramos

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 21, 1991

*Filipino [one quarter], Scottish, German, French, Irish, English (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Sarah Ramos is an American actress. She is the daughter of Sharon (Biederman) and Steve Ramos, Jr. She has a brother.

Sarah’s father is of one quarter Filipino descent, with his other roots being Scottish, German, French, Irish, and English. Sarah’s mother is Jewish (of Polish Jewish and Ukrainian Jewish descent).

Sarah’s paternal grandfather was Steve Ramos (the son of Esteban Zafra Ramos and Bertha Aveline Rose). Esteban was born in Cebu, the Philippines, the son of Portacio Ramos and Juana Zafra. Bertha was the daughter of Raymond Earl Lacroix Rose and Mary Ellen Hosey, and had Scottish, French, German, and English ancestry, with roots in Inverness-shire, Scotland, Normandy and Picardy, France, and Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Sarah’s paternal grandmother was Ruby June McAllister (the daughter of Oden Ray McAllister and Vernie Emily Grabeel). Ruby had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Oden was the son of George Hancock McAllister and Nancy Jame Margaret Moore Steverson. Vernie was the daughter of Thomas E. Irvin Grabeel and Belle Cora McSwain.

Sarah’s maternal grandparents were David “Dave” Biederman (the son of Hershel Biederman and Rifka) and Adaline Ola Teitlebaum (the daughter of Itzhak Teitlebaum/Tajtelbojm and Socia Rutenberg). David was born in Warsaw, Poland. Adaline was born in Ratne, Poland (now Ukraine).

Sources: Birth record of Sarah Ramos – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Sarah Ramos – http://familia.evemor.com

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Michael Weston

by stlucas on March 17, 2017

Birth Name: Michael Rubinstein

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

Date of Birth: October 25, 1973

*Ashkenazi Jewish, Polish (father)
*English, possibly other (mother)

Michael Weston is an American television and film actor. He is the son of actors John Rubinstein and Judi West (Judith A. West). Michael is married to musician Priscilla Ahn. His father is of half Ashkenazi Jewish and half Polish (Catholic) ancestry.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Arthur Rubinstein (the son of Izaak/Icyk Rubinstein and Felicja Blima Fajga Heiman/Hajman). Arthur was a legendary classical pianist. He born in Łódź, Poland, to Polish Jewish parents. Izaak was born in Pułtusk, Mazovia, the son of Szlama Rubinstein and Jenta Rubinstein. Felicja was also born in Łódź, the daughter of Yechiel Heiman and Dwojra Dobraniecka.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Aniela “Nela” Młynarska (the daughter of Emil Szymon Młynarski h. Belina and Anna Talko-Hryncewicz h. Iłgowski). Aniela was Roman Catholic. She was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, to parents of Polish ancestry. Emil was the son of Kazimierz Młynarski h. Belina and Fryderyka Birnbroth. Anna was the daughter of Henryk Talko-Hryncewicz h. Iłgowski and Alina Rymkiewicz.

Source: Genealogy of Michael Weston (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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