Netta Barzilai

Place of Birth: Hod HaSharon, Central District, Israel

Date of Birth: 22 January, 1993

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, Sephardi Jewish, Mizrahi Jewish

Netta Barzilai is an Israeli singer and looping artist. She is the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, representing Israel.

Netta is the daughter of Einat (Ben Simon) and Erez Barzilai. Her father is of Polish Jewish and Lithuanian Jewish ancestry, and mother is of Moroccan Jewish and Libyan Jewish descent. A MyHeritage DNA test taken by Netta stated that her genetic ancestry is:

*51.4% Sephardi Jewish
*45.4% Ashkenazi Jewish
*1.7% Baltic
*1.5% Irish, Scottish, and Welsh

Netta’s patrilineal line can be traced back to her third great-grandfather, Kiwa Szpizajzen.

Netta’s paternal grandfather is Pinhas Barzilai (the son of Natan/Nusan/Nusyn Szpizajzen, later Barzilai, and of Tova Gitel Brunstein). Natan was a Polish Jew, from Tomaszów Lubelski, Lublin Voivodeship, and was the son of Moshe Meir Szpizajzen and Szajndla/Sheindel Szarman. Tova was also a Polish Jew, and was the daughter of Alexander Brunstein and Sarah.

Netta’s paternal grandmother was Ilana Demiel (the daughter of Michael Kozlovich, later Demiel, and of Beyla Taberski). Ilana was born in Givatayim, Tel Aviv. Michael was a Polish Jew, from Tuszyn, Łódź Voivodeship, and was the son of Gedalyahu Kozlovich and Tsila Schwartzberg. Beyla was a Lithuanian Jew, from Pandėlys, Panevėžys County, and was the daughter of Menahem Mendel Agdas and Haya Taberski.

Netta’s maternal grandfather was Rami Ben-Simon (the son of Avraham Ben Simon and Perla Hacohen). Rami was a Moroccan Jew. Avraham was the son of Mira Bardugo. Perla was the daughter of Machluf Hacohen and Simcha Bardugo.

Netta’s maternal grandmother is Dalia Galamin (the daughter of Moshe Hassan, later Galamin, and of Pnina “Luli” Seror). Delia is Libyan Jewish. Moshe was the son of Huato Hassan and Zohara. Pnina was the daughter of Benjamin Seror and Fortune Meghnagi.

Sources: Family history of Netta Barzilai – https://blog.myheritage.com

Genealogy of Netta Barzilai – https://www.geni.com

5 Responses

  1. neiltennant says:

    she is of Moroccan Jewish descent

    she looks exactly like ASHLEY FINK who is also Jewish

  2. neiltennant says:

    she totally looks like ASIAN People

  3. Manila says:

    Recall:

    Netta is the daughter of Einat (Ben-Simon) and Erez Barzilai.

    Netta’s paternal grandparents are Pinhas Barzilai and Ilana.

    Netta’s maternal grandparents are Rami Ben-Simon and Dalia.

    Genealogy of Netta Barzilai – https://www.geni.com/people/private/6000000026435558331

    • Manila says:

      She took MyHeritageDNA, and here are the results:
      51.4% Sephardi Jewish
      45.4% Ashkenazi Jewish
      1.7% Baltic
      1.5% Irish, Scottish, and Welsh

      Her mother is of Moroccan Jewish and Libyan Jewish descent, while her father is of Polish Jewish and Lithuanian Jewish descent.

      Her mother’s maiden surname has no hyphen.

      Netta’s paternal line can be traced back to her third great-grandfather, Kiwa Szpizajzen.

      Pinhas is still living, and is the son of Natan/Nusan/Nusyn Szpizajzen, later Barzilai, and of Tova Gitel Brunstein. Natan was Polish Jewish, from Tomaszów Lubelski, Lublin Voivodeship, and was the son of Moshe Meir Szpizajzen and Szajndla/Sheindel Szarman. Tova was also Polish Jewish, and was the daughter of Alexander Brunstein and Sarah.

      Ilana’s maiden surname is Demiel, and is now deceased. She was the daughter of Michael Kozlovich, later Demiel, and of Beyla Taberski. Ilana was born in Givatayim, Tel Aviv. Michael was Polish Jewish, from Tuszyn, Łódź Voivodeship, and was the son of Gedalyahu Kozlovich and Tsila Schwartzberg. Beyla was Lithuanian Jewish, from Pandėlys, Panevėžys County, and was the daughter of Menahem Mendel Agdas and Haya Taberski.

      Rami was Moroccan Jewish, and is now deceased. He was the son of Avraham Ben Simon and Perla Hacohen. Avraham was the son of an unknown father and Mira Bardugo. Perla was the daughter of Machluf Hacohen and Simcha Bardugo.

      Dalia’s maiden surname is Galamin; is Libyan Jewish; and is still living. She is the daughter of Moshe Hassan, later Galamin, and of Pnina “Luli” Seror. Moshe was the son of Huato Hassan and Zohara. Pnina was the daughter of Benjamin Seror and Fortune Meghnagi.

      Family history of Netta Barzilai – https://blog.myheritage.com/2019/04/myheritage-reveals-nettas-family-history-and-unveils-the-one-big-family-project/

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