Birth Name: Amar’e Carsares Stoudemire
Place of Birth: Lake Wales, Florida, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 16, 1982
Amar’e Stoudemire is an American and Israeli basketball player. His parents, Carrie (Palmorn) and Hazell Stoudemire, are both African-American. He is married to Alexis Welch, with whom he has four children.
In 2019, Amar’e became an Israeli citizen, and plays for an Israeli basketball team. His Hebrew name is Jehoshaphat. He formally converted to Judaism in 2020, with a Rabbinical Court. He took on the Hebrew name Yahoshafat Ben Avraham.
In the past, Amar’e had sometimes said that his mother had some degree of Jewish ancestry. It is not clear if Jewish heritage has been verified/documented for Amar’e’s mother.
Amar’e’s paternal grandfather was named Jimmie/Jimmy J. Stoudemire. Jimmie was born in Alabama.
Amar’e’s paternal grandmother was named Oriephine Lamar (the daughter of Joe Lamar and Alabama Robinson). Oriephine was born in Alabama.
Amar’e’s maternal grandfather was named Jack Palmorn (the son of Joe Palmorn). Jack was born in Georgia.
Amar’e’s maternal grandmother was named Bessie Bell Thomas.
Article about Amar’e’s Judaism study – https://ohr.edu