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Kris Bryant

by bearboy on April 24, 2017

Birth Name: Kristopher Lee Bryant

Place of Birth: Las Vegas Valley, Nevada

Date of Birth: January 4, 1992

Ethnicity: English, German, Ashkenazi Jewish

Family Background: Kris Bryant is an American professional third baseman and outfielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MBL).

Bryant is the son of Michael Bryant and Sue (Braidman) Bryant.

His maternal grandparents were Donna Braidman and Jack Braidman (the son of Daniel Braidman and Gertrude Lessnow.)

Daniel Braidman was born in England to Solomon Braidman and Jennie Laskin who were born in Russia and were most likely Jewish.

Gertrude Lessnow was the daughter of August Lesssnow and Emily E. Dodge who were both born in Germany.



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Yitzhak Rabin

by follers on April 23, 2017

Date of Birth: 1 March, 1922

Place of Birth: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

Date of Death: 4 November, 1995

Place of Death: Tel Aviv, Israel

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Yitzhak Rabin was an Israeli politician, statesman. and general. He served as Prime Minister of Israel, from 3 June, 1974 to 22 April, 1977, and again from 13 July, 1992 to 4 November, 1995, when he was assassinated. He was also Minister of Defense, from 13 September, 1984 to 15 March, 1990, and again from 13 July, 1992 to 4 November, 1995.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1994, with Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat.

Prime Minister Rabin was the son of Rosa (Cohen) and Nehemia Rubitzow/Rabin. His parents were Jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire, his father from Smidowitz and his mother from Mogilev, Belarus.

Prime Minister Rabin’s paternal grandparents were Menachem Rubitzow and Leah.

Prime Minister Rabin’s maternal grandfather was Yitzchak Kagan (the son of Hillel Gilel/Gil’ka Hacohen/Kagan/Kagana and Rivka Verhaftig-Lubliner). Hillel was the son of Mordechai Cohen/Cagan. Rivka was the daughter of Iankel’ Verhaftig.

Prime Minister Rabin’s maternal grandmother was Sheina Rachel Baruchin (the daughter of Szewel Baruchin and Golda Zylberblat). Szewel was the son of Moszka/Mowsza Aaron Baruchin. Golda was the daughter of Mejer Elja Zylberblat.

Source: Genealogy of Yitzhak Rabin –

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Jon Ossoff

by follers on April 23, 2017

Birth Name: Thomas Jonathan Ossoff

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 16, 1987

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*likely English (mother)

Jon Ossoff is an American documentary filmmaker, political aide, and politician. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

His father is from a Jewish family. His mother is Australian, and likely has English ancestry. Jon was raised Jewish and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.

Jon’s paternal grandfather was Hyman Ossoff (the son of Israel Ossoff and Anna Schochet). Hyman was born in Massachusetts, to Lithuanian Jewish parents, with roots in Vilnius. Anna was the daughter of Yakov Schochet and Sarah Baila.

Jon’s paternal grandmother was Blanche Hoffman (the daughter of Morris Peter Hoffman and Minnie Kopnick). Blanche was born in Connecticut, to Russian Jewish parents. Morris was the son of Pesach Hoffman. Minnie was the daughter of Aaron Zev Kopnick and Feige.

Sources: Genealogy of Jon Ossoff –

Jon’s paternal grandfather, Hyman Ossoff, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Jon’s paternal great-grandparents, Morris Peter Hoffman and Minnie Kopnick, on the 1920 U.S. Census –


Sarah Gertrude Shapiro

by stlucas on April 21, 2017

Place of Birth: Santa Barbara, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 19, 1978

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, possibly other

Sarah Gertrude Shapiro is an American filmmaker, television director, and writer.

Sarah is the daughter of Diane P. (Wallace) and Perry B. Shapiro. She has a sister, Elizabeth. Sarah’s family is Jewish.

Sarah’s paternal grandfather was Abraham Shapiro (the son of Sam Shapiro and B. Velansky).

Sarah’s paternal grandmother was Ann/Anna Warshaw/Warschaw (the daughter of Joseph “Joe”/Getz Warschawsky and Rose Dutchen). Ann was born in Russia. Joseph was born in Kiev, Ukraine.

Sources: Marriage record of Sarah’s parents –

Birth record of Sarah’s father –

Marriage record of Sarah’s paternal grandparents, Abraham Shapiro and Ann/Anna Warshaw/Warschaw –

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Pamela Adlon

by stlucas on April 19, 2017

Birth Name: Pamela Fionna Segall

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

Date of Birth: July 9, 1966

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English (mother, who converted to Judaism)

Pamela Adlon is an American actress, voice actress, screenwriter, and producer.

Pamela is the daughter of Marina L. and Donald “Don” Maxwell Segall. Pamela’s father was from a Jewish family. Pamela’s mother is English. She converted to Judaism upon their marriage. Pamela was previously married to Felix O. Adlon, the son of German director Percy Adlon.

Pamela’s paternal grandparents were Harry Segall and Esther Fox (the daughter of Morris Fox and Bessie). Harry was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Russia. Esther was born in Russia.

Sources: Death record of Pamela’s father, Donald “Don” Maxwell Segall –

Pamela’s paternal grandfather, Harry Segall, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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