Birth Name: Jennifer Wolfeld
Place of Birth: Kingston, Jamaica
Date of Birth: February 26, 1974
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Jenna Wolfe is an American journalist and personal trainer.
Jenna is the daughter of Sheila (Greenfeld) and Bennet/Bennett Wolfeld.
Jenna’s father was born in Puerto Rico, to American Jewish parents. Jenna’s mother was born in New Jersey, also to Jewish parents. Jenna was raised in Pétion-Ville, Haiti, and moved to the U.S. at the age of fifteen.
Jenna has stated:
While my father was born and raised in Puerto Rico and my mom in New Jersey, both parents are Jewish and raised my brother and me accordingly. It wasn’t a STRICT Jewish home, but we still managed to observe all the Jewish holidays, despite living out of the country. We celebrated Hanukkah on the beach, and both my brother and me were bar and bat mitzvah’d while living in the islands.
Jenna’s paternal grandfather was Maxwell Wolfeld (the son of Benjamin Wolfeld and Tessie). Maxwell was born in New York, to parents from Austria.
Jenna’s paternal grandmother was Lillian Gladys Oberman (the daughter of Hyman Oberman and Anna “Annie” Berchoff/Berstoff). Hyman was born in Russia, the son of Philip Oberman and Sarah Wishigrodsky. Anna was also born in Russia, the daughter of Shulem Berchoff and Esther Royt.
Jenna’s maternal grandfather was Jerry Greenfeld (the son of Emanuel Greenfeld and Rose). Jerry was born in New York, to a father from New York, whose own parents were from Austria, and to a mother from Russia.
Jenna’s maternal grandmother was Estelle Goldberg (the daughter of Sam Goldberg and Rose). Estelle was born in New Jersey, to parents from Lithuania.
Sources: Jenna’s paternal grandfather, Maxwell Wolfeld, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Jenna’s paternal great-grandparents, Hyman Oberman and Anna “Annie” Berchoff/Berstoff – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Jenna’s paternal grandmother, Lillian Gladys (Oberman) Wolfeld – http://www.observernews.net
Jenna’s maternal grandfather, Jerry Greenfeld, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Jenna’s maternal grandmother, Estelle (Goldberg) Barris – http://www.legacy.com
Jenna’s maternal grandmother, Estelle Goldberg, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org