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 is either in the process of converting to Judaism, or has already converted.
Both of my parents come from a Hebraic background… My family are Hebrew Israelites descended from the Kingdom of Judah.
Amar’e’s maternal grandparents, who were African-American, were of the Baptist religion. It does not appear that Jewish ancestry has yet been verified/documented for Amar’e Stoudemire. He has also said that he believes that “Jesus is the Messiah,” and that he is “culturally Jewish.”
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