Birth Name: Benjamin David Elman
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 5, 1976
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Jamie Elman is an American-born Canadian actor.
Jamie is the son of Margo and Harvey Elman. He was raised in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Jamie’s parents are both Jewish. Jamie studied Yiddish at a Jewish school in Montréal.
Jamie’s maternal grandfather was Leonel/Lionel Arnold Robitaille (the son of David Rabinovitch/Robitaille and Fanny/Fannie Abrams). Leonel was born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. David was born in Chisinau, Russian Empire (now Moldova), the son of Nahum/Nuchum Rabinovitch and Clara. Fanny was born in England.
Jamie’s maternal grandmother was named Sheila Ruth Robbins.
Sources: Genealogy of Jamie Elman (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Obituary of Jamie’s maternal grandmother, Sheila Ruth (Robbins) Robitaille – http://www.legacy.com
Jamie’s maternal great-grandfather, David Rabinovitch/Rabitaille, on the 1911 Canada Census – http://www.familysearch.org