Sephardi Jewish

Netta Barzilai

by Manila on May 13, 2018

Place of Birth: Hod HaSharon, Central District, Israel

Date of Birth: 22 January, 1993

Ethnicity: Sephardi Jewish

Netta Barzilai is an Israeli singer and looping artist. She is the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, representing Israel.

Netta is the daughter of Einat (Ben-Simon) and Erez Barzilai.

Netta’s paternal grandparents are Pinhas Barzilai and Ilana.

Netta’s maternal grandparents are Rami Ben-Simon and Dalia.

Source: Genealogy of Netta Barzilai – https://www.geni.com

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Alon Aboutboul

by follers on April 23, 2018

Alon Moni Abutbul – FX’s “Snowfall” TV Series Season 1 Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 933 S Broadway – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Alon Moni Abutbul/Aboutboul

Place of Birth: Kiryat Ata, Israel

Date of Birth: 28 May, 1965

Ethnicity: Egyptian Jewish, Algerian Jewish

Alon Aboutboul, also credited as Alon Moni Aboutboul or Abutbul, is an Israeli actor.

He has four children with his partner, director Shir Bilya.

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Zak Abel

by Manila on April 3, 2018

Birth Name: Zak David Zilesnick

Place of Birth: Kensington & Chelsea, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 1 March, 1995

Ethnicity: Sephardi Jewish, Ashkenazi Jewish

Zak Abel is a British musician.

His father was Moroccan Jewish, who moved to Israel. His mother, Rachel H. Zilesnick, is English Jewish.

Zak’s maternal grandfather is Harold Zilesnick (the son of Samuel “Sam” Zilesnick and Mary Bardofsky). Samuel was a Ukrainian Jewish emigrant, from Kiev, and was the son of Hyman Zilesnick and Miriam Kaplan. Mary was the daughter of Russian Jewish emigrants, Israel Bardofsky and Sarah Basia Sorrel.

Zak’s maternal grandmother is Ann S. Zola (the daughter of Joseph Zola and Minnie Derfield). Joseph was the son of a Polish Jewish emigrant, Morris Zola, of Warsaw, and of Kate Emanuel, who was also of Polish Jewish descent. Minnie was the daughter of Henry “Harry” Derfield, whose own parents, Aaron Derfler (later Derfield) and Rachel Levy, were Austrian Jewish and German Jewish emigrants, respectively, and of a Polish Jewish emigrant, Rose “Rosy” Appelbaum.

Zak’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandmother, Shinah Leibah “Jeanette/Jenetta/Janet/Georgina” Marchant (c. 1853, Poland – 1937, Stepney, London).

Sources: News article about Zak’s ancestry – https://www.pressreader.com

Birth record of Zak Abel – https://www.familysearch.org

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

Marriage record of Zak’s maternal grandparents, Harold Zilesnick and Ann S. Zola – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Zak’s maternal grandfather, Harold Zilesnick – https://www.geni.com

Birth record of Zak’s maternal grandfather, Harold Zilesnick – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Zak’s maternal grandmother, Ann S. Zola – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Zak’s maternal great-grandparents, Joseph Zola and Minnie Derfield – https://www.familysearch.org

Zak’s maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Zola, on the 1911 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Zak’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Morris Zola and Kate Emanuel – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Zak’s maternal great-grandmother, Minnie Derfield – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Zak’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Harry Derfield and Rose Appelbaum – https://www.familysearch.org

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Dennis Sciama

by Manila on March 26, 2018

Birth Name: Denis William Siahou Sciama

Date of Birth: 18 November, 1926

Place of Birth: Manchester South, Lancashire, England, U.K.

Date of Death: 18/19 December, 1999

Place of Death: Oxford, England, U.K.

Ethnicity: Sephardi Jewish

Dennis Sciama was a British physicist. He is considered one of the fathers of modern cosmology.

His father, Abraham Sciama, was a textile businessperson, also from Manchester. His mother, Nelly Ades, was born in Cairo, Egypt. Both of them traced their roots to Aleppo, Syria.

The surname Sciama was originally spelled Shama, but the later spelling was adopted to conform better to the Latin alphabet.

Dennis was married to a social anthropologist, Lidia Dina, until his death, with whom he has two daughters.

Dennis’ paternal grandfather was Moses Abraham Sciama (the son of Raphael Abraham Sciama and Esther). Raphael and Esther were Syrian Jewish emigrants, from Aleppo.

Dennis’ paternal grandmother was Elizabeth “Bessie/Betsy” Henriques Valentine (the daughter of Emanuel Henriques Valentine and Frances “Fanny” Woolf). Emanuel was the son of Abraham/Aaron Henriques Valentine and Julia/Judith Mordechai Mendoza. Frances was the daughter of Abraham Woolf and Elizabeth Samuel.

Dennis’ maternal grandfather was named Ezra Ades.

Sources: Biography of Dennis Sciama – http://rsbm.royalsocietypublishing.org

Genealogy of Dennis’ brother, Maurice Sciama – http://farhi.org

Dennis’ father on the 1891 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Dennis’ paternal grandparents, Moses Abraham Sciama and Elizabeth Henriques Valentine – https://www.familysearch.org

Dennis’ paternal grandfather, Moses Abraham Sciama, on the 1871 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Dennis’ paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Henriques Valentine, on the 1871 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Dennis’ paternal great-grandparents, Emanuel Henriques Valentine and Frances Woolf – https://www.familysearch.org

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Amanda Setton

by stlucas on February 20, 2018

Birth Name: Amanda Eden Setton

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

Date of Birth: December 16, 1985

Ethnicity:
*Syrian Jewish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Amanda Setton is an American actress.

Amanda is the daughter of Sue Ann (Kupferberg) and Joseph E. Setton. She was raised in Great Neck, New York. Her father is of Syrian Jewish descent and her mother is of Austrian Jewish ancestry.

Amanda’s maternal grandfather is Wallace “Wally” Kupferberg (the son of David Kupferberg and Pauline Uhrman). David was the son of parents from Austria, Harry Kupferberg and Sadie.

Amanda’s maternal grandmother was Godie/Goldie Cohen.

Sources: Marriage record of Amanda’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Amanda’s maternal grandparents, Wallace “Wally” Kupferberg and Godie/Goldie Cohen – http://www.familysearch.org

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