Joshua Kushner

Place of Birth: Livingston, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 12, 1985

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Joshua Kushner, also known as Josh Kushner, is an American businessperson and investor. He is the son of Seryl (Stadtmauer) and Charles Kushner (born Chanan Kushner), a real estate developer. He is the brother of Jared Kushner, who is also a businessperson and investor. Joshua is married to model and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss, with whom he has one child.

Joshua was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family.

Joshua’s paternal grandfather was Joseph “Yossel” Kushner (born Berkowitz, the son of Moshe Berkowitz and Chana Slonimski). Joseph was born in Kostrzyn nad Odrą, Poland, and survived the Holocaust. He took his wife’s surname of Kushner. Chana was murdered by the Nazis in 1942.

Joshua’s paternal grandmother was Reichel “Rae” Kushner (the daughter of Naum Kushner and Hinda Leah Bloch). Reichel was born in Navahrudak, Hrodna Province, Belarus, and survived the Holocaust. Hinda was the daughter of Moishe Bloch and Esther. Hinda was killed by the Nazis in 1943.

Joshua’s maternal grandfather is Morris/Moishe Raphael ben Yehoshua Stadtmauer (the son of Oscar Yehoshua/Joshua Stadtmauer and Sophia/Sophie Wolf). Morris was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents. Oscar was the son of David Stadtmauer, who was born in Pidhaitsi, Ternopil’s’ka oblast, Ukraine, and of Basia Golda Zimmerman, who was born in Radymno, Jarosław County, Poland. Sophia was the daughter of Morris Wolf and Pauline Bienfeld.

Joshua’s maternal grandmother is Marilyn Felsen (the daughter of Julius Felsen and Anat/Annette Meister). Marilyn was born in New York, of Polish Jewish descent. Julius was born in Buszkowice, near Przemysl, Poland, the son of Mordechai Felsen and Baltsha Ames. Anat was the daughter of Aaron Meister and Debora Eisner, who were from Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland.

Sources: Genealogy of Joshua Kushner – http://www.geni.com

Family history of Joshua’s father – http://sputniknews.com

Family history of Joshua’s paternal grandmother, Reichel “Rae” Kushner – http://www.latimes.com

Joshua’s maternal grandfather, Morris/Moishe Raphael ben Yehoshua Stadtmauer, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Joshua’s maternal great-grandmother, Anat/Annette Meister – http://query.nytimes.com

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