Romanian Jewish

D’Arcy Carden

by bablah on July 15, 2017

D’Arcy Carden – 2016 Summer TCA Tour – NBCUniversal Press Tour Day 1 – Photo Credit:

Birth Name: D’Arcy Beth Erokan

Place of Birth: Danville, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 4, 1980


*Turkish, Greek (father)

*German, Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

D’Arcy Carden is an American actress and comedian.

D’Arcy’s grandparents were Dogan Hussein Erokan (son of Ferid Erokan and Hafize Fikret) and Athena Anita Caragianis (daughter of William/Vasili Caragianis and Helen/Eleni Venios). Dogan was born in either Palestine or Baghdad, Iraq to Turkish parents, Athena was born in Massachusetts to Greek parents.

D’Arcys maternal grandfather is Frederick John Engelfried, son of Frederick Charles Engelfried and Betty Keltz. Frederick Charles was the son of John Engelfried and Emilie Held. Betty was born in Germany and Frederick was born in San Francisco to parents from Württemberg.

D’Arcy’s maternal grandmother is Lila Jean Blumenthal, daughter of Harry Blumenthal and Sarah/Sherry Turtledove. Harry was the son of Isaac Blumethal (son of Mateus Blumenthal and Sarah Bookspon) and Rose Ross (daughter of Hirsh Ross and Dinna Koslowsky). Harry’s parents were Russian Jews. Sarah Turtledove was the daughter of Abraham Turtledove (son of Mendel Turteltaub and Hannah Rachel Ehrlich) and Clara Reisman (daughter of Barney Reisman and Eva), who were Romanian Jews.


D’Arcy’s family

D’Arcy paternal grandfather’s border crossing

D’Arcy’s paternal grandmother on 1930 U.S.

D’Arcy’s maternal grandfather Frederick John Engelfried on 1930 U.S.

D’Arcy’s maternal great-grandfather Frederick Charles Engelfried on 1900 U.S.

D’Arcy’s maternal grandmother Lila Jean Blumethal on 1930 U.S.

D’Arcy’s maternal great-grandfather Harry Blumenthal on 1910 U.S.

Marriage record of D’Arcy’s maternal great-great-grandparents Isaac Blumenthal and Rose

D’Arcy’s maternal great-grandmother Sarah Turtledove on 1910 U.S.


Amy Pascal

by stlucas on June 15, 2017

Amy Pascal – TV Land Presents AFI’s Life Achievement Award Honoring Mike Nichols Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Birth Name: Amy Beth Pascal

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 25, 1958

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Amy Pascal is an American business executive and film producer.

Amy is the daughter of Barbara Raye (Edelberg) and Anthony Henry “Tony” Pascal. Amy’s parents were Jewish. Amy has a sister, Jenny. Amy is married to journalist/playwright Bernard Weinraub (Bernard is Jewish).

Amy’s paternal grandfather was Paul E. Pascal (the son of Nathan/Mathew Pascal/Paskal and Rachel/Racheal). Paul was born in Pennsylvania, to a father from Russia and a mother from Romania.

Amy’s paternal grandmother was Rose Farber. Rose was born in Russia.

Amy’s maternal grandparents were Albert/Abraham Edelberg and Sophie/Sophia Cohen. Albert was born in Latvia. Sophia was born in Illinois, to parents from Poland.

Sources: Genealogy of Amy Pascal (focusing on her father’s side) –

Birth record of Amy Pascal –

Marriage record of Amy’s parents –

Birth record of Amy’s father, Anthony Henry Pascal –

Amy’s father, Anthony Henry Pascal, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Amy’s paternal grandfather, Paul E. Pascal, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Amy’s mother, Barbara Raye Edelberg, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Amy’s mother, Barbara Raye (Edelberg) Pascal –


Andrew Scheer

by follers on May 27, 2017

Birth Name: Andrew James Scheer

Place of Birth: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: May 20, 1979

*56.25% Irish
*25% Ashkenazi Jewish
*12.5% English
*6.25% German

Andrew Scheer is a Canadian politician. He is Leader of the Conservative Party, and thus Leader of the Official Opposition, having served in both positions since May 27, 2017. He is set to lead his party into the next federal election, expected to be in 2019. He has been a Member of the Canadian Parliament from Saskatchewan, since June 28, 2004.

He was previously Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons, from June 2, 2011 to December 3, 2015, and Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons, from November 18, 2015 to September 13, 2016. He was the youngest Speaker of the House in Canadian history.

Andrew is the son of Mary Gerarda Therese (Enright) and James Scheer. His father is Deacon of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa. He is married to Jill Ryan, with whom he has five children. Jill’s brother is professional football player Joe Ryan.

Andrew’s father’s family is from New York, U.S. Andrew’s paternal grandfather was Jewish (of Austrian Jewish and Romanian Jewish descent), while the rest of Andrew’s ancestry is Irish, and smaller amounts of English and German. Andrew and his parents are/were Catholic.

Andrew is the second person of Jewish heritage to lead a major political party in Canada, on a non-interim basis. David Lewis, who was a Russian Jewish immigrant, led the NDP in the 1970s.

Andrew’s paternal grandfather was Harry D. Scheer (the son of Oscar Scheer and Clara Rosenberg). Harry was born in New York, to an Austrian Jewish father, from Czernowitz, and a Romanian Jewish mother. Oscar was the son of Alexander Scheer and Anna Siegel.

Andrew’s paternal grandmother was Mary Catherine Conlan (the daughter of James Francis Conlan and Catherine Mary C. Fitzpatrick). James was born in New York, the son of Irish parents, Andrew Conlan and Catherine/Catharine Byrne. Andrew’s great-grandmother Catherine was born in New York, the daughter of Daniel A. Fitzpatrick, whose parents were Irish, and of Amelia/Mary L. Woehner/Wohner, who was of German origin.

Andrew’s maternal grandfather was William Clifford Enright (the son of William Enright and Mary Jane Teeling). Andrew’s grandfather William was born in Toronto. Andrew’s great-grandfather William was the son of Irish parents, Patrick Enright and Mary Clifford. Andrew’s great-grandmother Mary Jane was Irish, and was the daughter of John Teeling and Anne/Ann Maher.

Andrew’s maternal grandmother was Eileen Roche (the daughter of Michael Joseph Roche and Amy Matilda Waterman). Michael was born in Waterford, Ireland, the son of Richard Roche and Kathleen Callaghan. Amy was born in Middlesex, England, the daughter of Henry Waterman and Felicia Lewis.

Sources: Andrew’s paternal grandparents, Harry D. Scheer and Mary Catherine Conlan, on the 1930 U.S. Census –
Harry Scheer and Mary Catherine Conlan on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Andrew’s paternal grandfather, Harry D. Scheer, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Death record of Andrew’s paternal great-grandfather, Oscar Scheer –

Genealogy of Andrew’s paternal grandmother, Mary Catherine Conlan –

Andrew’s paternal grandmother, Mary Catherine Conlan, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Andrew’s maternal grandfather, William Clifford Enright –

Marriage record of Andrew’s maternal great-grandparents, William Enright and Mary Jane Teeling –

Obituary of Andrew’s maternal grandmother, Eileen (Roche) Enright –


Richard Belzer

by stlucas on May 16, 2017

Birth Name: Richard Jay Blazer

Place of Birth: Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 4, 1944

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Richard Blazer is an American stand-up comedian, author, and actor.

Richard is the son of Frances and Charles Belzer. They were both Jewish.

Richard’s paternal grandparents were Max W. Belzer (the son of Alter Belzer and Sabena) and Etta. Max was born in Romania. Etta was from Russia.

Sources: Genealogy of Richard Belzer (focusing on his father’s side) –

Richard’s paternal grandparents, Max W. Belzer and Etta, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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Marshall Herskovitz

by stlucas on May 15, 2017

Birth Name: Marshall Schreiber Herskovitz

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 23, 1952

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Marshall Herskovitz is an American film director, writer, and producer.

Marshall is the son of Frieda/Freeda (Schreiber) and Alexander Herskovitz.

Marshall’s paternal grandparents were Michel Herskovitz and Dora. Michel and Dora were born in Romania.

Marshall’s maternal grandparents were Abner Schreiber and Mary Lamm. Abner and Mary were born in Russia.

Sources: Marshall’s father, Alexander Herskovitz, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marshall’s mother, Frieda/Freeda Schreiber, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Marshall’s mother, Frieda/Freeda (Schreiber) Herskovitz –

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