They Do Mix! 15 Black Celebrities Who Are Jewish

September 7, 2012  |  
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In the African American community, Christianity is definitely the most common religion. Though you don’t see it much, there are blacks who practice other religions, including Judaism. Here are 15 famous faces who are proudly black and Jewish.

Lauren London

Actress Lauren London has a Jewish father.


Rapper Drake was born to a mom who is Jewish Canadian.

Ben Harper

Ben Harper’s mother is Jewish.

Amar’e Stoudemire

New York Knicks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire has a Jewish mom.

Boris Kodjoe

Boris Kodjoe’s grandmother was Jewish and was a Holocaust victim.

Lenny Kravitz

Musician Lenny Kravitz’s dad is Jewish.

Maya Rudolph

Maya’s dad is Ashkenazi Jewish.

Sammy Davis Jr.

Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. converted to the Jewish religion when he became an adult.

Rashida Jones

Actress Rashida Jones’ mom is Ashkenazi Jewish.

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee’s father is Jewish.

Craig David

Singer and songwriter Craig David’s mother is Jewish.


Rapper Shyne has said that his mother’s side of the family is Jewish.

Nell Carter

After marrying George Krynicki in 1982, actress Nell Carter began practicing Judaism.

Lisa Bonet

Actress Lisa’s mother is Jewish.

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