Birth Name: Justin Gabriel Hurwitz
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: January 22, 1985
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, Mizrahi Jewish
Justin Hurwitz is an American film composer and television writer.
He is the son of Gail and Ken Hurwitz.
Justin’s paternal grandfather was Herman Hurwitz (the son of Louis Hurwitz and Lena/Leah R. Brownstein). Herman was born in Minnesota, to Russian Jewish parents.
Justin’s paternal grandmother was Thelma Wein (the daughter of Nathan Wein and Fannie Bruner/Broomer). Thelma was born in Wisconsin, to Austrian Jewish parents. Nathan was the son of Yitzhak Wein. Fannie was the daughter of Yeruham Broomer.
Justin’s maternal grandfather was named Nissim Halabe (the son of Moses Halabe, of a mother surnamed Samara). Nissim was a Jewish emigrant, from Aleppo, Syria.
Justin’s maternal grandmother was Sarina Matalon (the daughter of Moussa Matalon and Rose Nahon). Sarina’s family were Jews from Beirut, Lebanon. Moussa was the son of Elyahou/Eliyahu Matalon and Bida Levy, and had roots in Syria and Iraq. Rose was the daughter of Yehouda Nahon, who was born in Haifa, Israel, and of Esther Moghrabi.
Genealogy of Justin Hurwitz – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Justin Hurwitz (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.fahri.org
Justin’s paternal grandfather, Herman Hurwitz, on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Justin’s paternal grandmother, Thelma Wein, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Justin’s paternal grandmother, Thelma (Wein) Hurwitz – https://www.legacy.com