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"I feel proud to be Jewish, as proud as I feel to be black...
Now I find the mixture extraordinary and I'm so happy to be both."
-Sophie Okonedo

Esti Mamo

Black Jews include:

Yityish Titi Aynaw

Yityish Titi Aynaw, Miss Israel 2013


Yitz Jordan, also know as Y-Love is a hip-hop artist, educator, and activist.

Mark Okoth Ndesandjo

Mark Okoth Ndesandjo is President Barack Obama's half brother.

Rabbi Capers Funnye

Rabbi Capers Funnye is First Lady Michelle Obama's cousin.

Alysa Stanton

Rabbi Alysa Stanton was ordained the first Black female rabbi.

Gershom Sizomu

Rabbi Gershom Sizomu was ordained as the first black sub-Saharan Rabbi.

Carly Simon

Carly Simon (singer, songwriter, musician).

Joshua Nelson

Joshua Nelson, the Prince of Kosher Gospel Music.

Adisu Massala

Adisu Massala an Israeli politician who served in the Knesset.

Esti Mamo

Esti Mamo (Israeli Fashion Model)

Sarah Barrable-Tishauer and Aubrey Graham

Canadian actors Sarah Barrable-Tishauer and Aubrey Graham (also known as the Rapper "Drake"), stars of "Degrassi: the Next Generation," are Black and Jewish.

Aaron P. Dworkin (Photo credit: Detroit Public Television/Bruce Giffin. Used by permission)

Aaron P. Dworkin (Founder and President of the Sphinx Organization which encourages the participation of Blacks and Latinos in classical music.)

Jordan Farmar

Jordan Farmar (Point Guard for the Atlanta Hawks)

Melissa Hanna

Melissa Hanna (Grand prize winner on ABC's "The Scholar")

Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson (Singer)

Oona King

Oona King (Member of Parliament, United Kingdom)

Sophie Okonedo

Sophie Okonedo (Actress)

David Bluthenthal

David Bluthenthal (Basketball Player)

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones (Actress)

Khleo Thomas

Khleo Thomas (Actor)

Magnificent Montague (used by permission)

Magnificent Montague (Rhythm-and-Blues Disc Jockey)

Rain Pryor in "Fried Chicken & Latkas" (a one woman experience based on the life of Rain Pryor) (used by permission)

Rain Pryor (Actress)
Tracee Ellis Ross (Actress)
Sammy Davis Jr. (Entertainer)

Jamila Wideman

Jamila Wideman (WNBA Player, Portland Fire)

Julius Lester

Julius Lester (Author)

Joshua Redman

Joshua Redman (Jazz Saxophonist)
Nell Carter (Singer)
Lani Guinier (Law Professor

Reuben Greenberg (used by permission)

Reuben Greenberg (Retired Police Chief, Charleston, SC)
Yaphet Kotto (Actor)
Jamaica Kincaid (Writer)

Troy Beyer

Troy Beyer (Actress, Writer, Director)

Lisa Bonet

Lisa Bonet (Actress)
Slash (Guitarist)
Walter Mosley (Actor and Writer)

Aneesa Ferreira

Aneesa Ferreira (Cast Member from "Real World, Chicago")

Carlton Watson was the president of Temple Emanuel in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Rabbi Yefet Alemo is the first ordained Conservative Ethiopian rabbi.

Click here for Robin Washington's web page.

Biographies of Black Jewish Americans features essays, books and links to other sites about Black Jews. This site is edited by Sheree Curry Levy.

Aaron Freeman is a talented comic and Torah commentator.

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