Celebrities You Might Not Know are Jewish

In honor of the first night of Hanukkah, here’s a look at the stars who will be celebrating tonight

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

December 10, 2020

Rashida Jones was raised in Reform Judaism by her late mother Peggy Lipton who was of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal’s mother, screenwriter Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal, is Jewish.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s late father Bruce was Jewish and their family came from a long line of influential Eastern European Rabbis.

Drake whose mother is Jewish, attended a Jewish day school, and became a bar mitzvah.

Mila Kunis, born to a Jewish family in Kiev, Ukraine, left the Soviet Union for America in 1991 on a religious refugee visa.

Timothée Chalamet's mother is of half Russian Jewish and half Austrian Jewish descent.

Pink describes herself as an "Irish-German-Lithuanian-Jew."

Paula Abdul who has Jewish descent on both her mother and father’s side reconnected with her faith later in life. In 2013, at the age of 51, she had her bat mitzvah in Safed, Israel.

Ansel Elgort’s father, Vogue fashion photographer, Arthur Elgort, is of Russian Jewish descent.

Ivanka Trump eldest daughter of President Trump is the first Jewish member of a first family, having converted before marrying her husband, Jared Kushner.

Hamilton star, Daveed Diggs whose mother is Jewish was approached by the Disney Channel to come up with a fresh Hanukkah tune. His song “Puppy for Hanukkah” tells the story of a young boy whose family adopts a dog during the Festival of Lights.

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