Birth Name: Odeya Rushinek
Place of Birth: Haifa, Israel
Date of Birth: May 12, 1997
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Odeya Rush is an Israeli-born actress and model. Her roles include the films The Odd Life of Timothy Green, We Are What We Are, The Giver, Goosebumps, The Hunter’s Prayer, Dear Dictator, Let It Snow, and Umma, among others.
Born in Haifa, Israel, she moved to the U.S. at the age of nine, initially living in Alabama. Odeya’s father, Shlomo Rushinek, is an Israeli-born Jew, with Polish Jewish ancestry. Odeya’s mother, Maia Grinfeld, is a Russian Jewish immigrant. Odeya’s grandmother lived in Ukraine.
Odeya’s paternal line can be traced back to her seventh great-grandfather, Samson Rusinek.
Odeya’s paternal grandfather was Mordechai/Mordecai Rusinek (the son of Shlomo/Szlomo Rusinek and Hanna/Chana Sara Schneiderman/Shniedermann). Mordechai was a Polish Jew. Shlomo was born in Pilica, Zawiercie County, Silesian Voivodeship, the son of Rafal Rusinek and Chana Jablonowska/Herbet. Shlomo and his father were killed in the Holocaust, in 1942, in the Treblinka extermination camp. Hanna was born in Zawiercie, Zawiercie County. She was killed in the Holocaust, in 1942.
Odeya’s paternal grandmother is the daughter of Asher Zelig Bendel/Bendall and Chila. Asher was the son of Aron Tzwi Bendel. Chila was the daughter of Tzwi and Gitel.
Source: Genealogy of Odeya Rush (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com