Birth Name: Rami Benjamin Jaffee
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: March 11, 1969
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Sephardi Jewish (mother)
Rami Jaffee is an American musician. He is the keyboardist for rock band Foo Fighters, and formerly, rock band The Wallflowers. Other members of Foo Fighters are/have been Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, and Pat Smear.
His father, Martin, is an American Jew, from Brooklyn, New York City, New York. His mother, Regine, was a Moroccan (later Israeli) Jew, from Safi. His second cousin, once removed, is actress and director Natasha Lyonne. Rami’s paternal great-grandparents, Benjamin Jaffee/Juchwa and Bessie Kukelevsky, were also Natasha’s paternal great-great-grandparents.
Rami’s paternal grandfather was Lejzer Juchwa (later Louis Jaffee, the son of Benjamin Juchwa, later Jaffee, and of Bessie Kukelevsky). Louis was a Polish Jew, from Boguszów-Gorce, Wałbrzych County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship.
Rami’s paternal grandmother was Nellie Jaffe (the daughter of Samuel Jaffe and Minnie Mogubefsky). Nellie was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York, to Polish Jewish parents.
Sources: Rami’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Rami’s paternal aunt – https://www.legacy.com
Marriage record of Rami’s paternal grandparents, Louis Jaffee and Nellie Jaffe – https://www.familysearch.org
U.S. naturalization record of Rami’s paternal grandfather, Louis Jaffee – https://www.familysearch.org