Ukrainian Jewish

Camila Morrone

by madman on May 21, 2018

Camila Morrone – 2015 Angel Ball – Cipriani Wall Street – New York City, NY, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Loredana Sangiuliano /

Birth Name: Camila Rebeca Morrone Polak

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S. or Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Birth: June 16, 1997

Ethnicity: Argentinian [Italian, Ashkenazi Jewish, Slovenian]

Camila Morrone is an Argentinian-American model and actress.

She is the daughter of Lucila Solá (born Lucila Polak), an actress, and Máximo Morrone. Her uncle (mother’s brother) is lawyer Federico Gabriel Polak. Her great-aunt was pathologist Julia Polak.

Camila’s maternal grandfather was Federico Gabriel Polak, a politician (the son of Carlos Polak, a lawyer and judge, and Rebeca Mactas Alpersohn, a writer). Federico was Jewish. Rebeca was the daughter of Isaac Mactas and Nanie Alpersohn, whose father was from Kam’yanets’-Podil’s’kyi, Khmel’nyts’ka oblast, Ukraine and whose mother was from Austria.

Camila’s maternal grandmother is named Mariana Skulj.

Source: Genealogy of Camila’s maternal grandfather, Federico Gabriel Polak (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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Walter Matthau

by follers on May 10, 2018

Birth Name: Walter John Matthow

Date of Birth: October 1, 1920

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

Date of Death: July 1, 2000

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Walter Matthau was an American actor and comedian. He was known for working with actor Jack Lemmon.

Walter was the son of Rose (Berolsky) and Milton Melas Mateshensky/Matthow. His parents were Jewish emigrants, his father from Bila Tserkva, Kyivs’ka oblast, Ukraine, and his mother from Lithuania, then both in the Russian Empire.

He was married to actress and author Carol Grace, until his death. Walter had two children with his former wife, Grace Geraldine Johnson; and a son, actor and director Charles Matthau, with Carol.

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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 –

Birth record of Rob’s mother –

Birth record of Rob’s maternal grandfather, Manuel Yellen –

Genealogy of Rob’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Rob’s maternal great-grandmother, Rozalia Freda (Deutsch) Yellen –

Rob’s maternal great-grandmother, Rozalia Freda (Deutsch) Yellen, on Find a Grave –

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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 –


James Cullen Bressack

by stlucas on April 8, 2018

James Cullen Bressack – Uncork’d Entertainment’s “Circus Kane” World Premiere – Arrivals – Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Photography by Eugene / 

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 29, 1992

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

James Cullen Bressack is an American film producer, screenwriter, and film director.

James is the son of writer and voice actress Ellen C. Gerstell Schwartz and writer Gordon Bressack. His aunt (father’s sister) is actress Celia Bressack.

James has said:

As a Jewish man, and a victim of anti-Semitic hate, I made a horror film that depicts the very thing that haunts my dreams. As an artist I wanted to tell a story to remind us that we live in a dangerous world; a world where racial violence is on the rise.

James’ paternal grandfather was named Alfred “Al” Bressack.

James’ paternal grandmother was Harriet Beatrice Nesin (the daughter of Samuel Nesin and Celia/Tsupa Chattuck/Chattick). Samuel was born in Krasilov, Russia (now Krasyliv, Ukraine). Celia was also born in Krasilov, the daughter of Chaya Wortis.

Sources: Birth record of James Cullen Bressack –

Marriage record of James’ parents –

Information about James’ paternal great-grandparents, Samuel Nasin and Celia/Tsupa Chattuck/Chattick –