Noa Tishby

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Place of Birth: Tel Aviv, Israel

Date of Birth: May 22, 1975

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Noa Tishby is an Israeli actress, model, writer, producer, and activist. Her roles include Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Big Love, and Dig (2015). She was a Special Envoy for Combating Antisemitism and the Delegitimization of Israel.

Her mother, Yael, was head of the food department at the Israeli Export Centre. Her family were Jewish emigrants from Russia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. Her mother’s first husband, Major Yitzhak “Aki” Artz, was a pilot, who was presumed killed in 1967. As an adult, she added the middle name Tohar, which means “purity” in Hebrew. She has a son with her former partner, American businessperson Ross Hinkle.

Noa’s paternal grandfather was Alexander Shura Tishbi (the son of Nachum Tishbi/Tisch and Zila Vain). Alexander was born in Schwyz, Schwyz District, Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland. Nachum moved to Israel in 1922, and was a founder of Israel’s Ministry of Industry and Trade. He was the son of Jacob Tish and Esther Resnick. Zila was the daughter of Saul Vain.

Noa’s paternal grandmother was named Dina (the daughter of Eliezer).

Noa’s maternal grandfather was named Chanan/Hanan Hans Berkowitz/Yavor (the son of Edward Berkowitz). Chanan was born in Germany, and was an Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Nigeria, and Liberia, and a member of the Israeli delegation to the U.N.

Noa’s maternal grandmother was named Hilde Pnina Schorre (the daughter of Pauel Schorre and Regina).


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  1. mycarf123123 says:

    Her birth name: Noa Tishby.

    As an adult, she was told by a Kabbalah Rabbi that she should have a middle name, subsequently Tishby has chosen the middle name Tohar that means “purity” in Hebrew.

    From her Wikiedpia.

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