Happy Hanukkah: Did You Know These Black Celebs Have Jewish Roots?

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Did You Know, For Your Information, Multi
Drake_Bar_Mitzvah_Jewish It's beginning to look a lot like Hanukkah! The Jewish Festival Of Lights commenced on Saturday so we thought we'd shout out a few of our favorite celebs who have roots in the faith. Hit the flip to find out which celebs might just let you light their menorah when you continue.
KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2012 presented by G by Guess at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE - Arrivals Kat Graham The "Vampire Diaries" actress now claims Christianity but she was raised Jewish and even went to Hebrew school as a youngster.
drake-bar-mitzvah Drake The poster child for Jewish rappers. And he even had a bar mitzvah! Drake's mom is of the Jewish faith as is his beloved Bubby.
sparkle screening inside arrivals 5 140812 Goapele The singer has Bay area roots but her mom Noa is an Israeli-Jew.
amare-jewish-copy Amar'e Stoudemire Some reports say Amar'e's mom is Jewish, but others say the Knicks baller was following the faith of other family members. Either way he went to Israel and got real religious.
lauren-london-500 Lauren London In case you didn't know, her pops is all about that gefilte fish life.
bet awards 5 270611 Boris Kodjoe Half-German, half-Ghanaian, his great-grandmother died in the Holocaust and his grandmother had to hide to out for most of World War II to survive.
lisa bonet Lisa Bonet In case you didn't know, Denise Huxtable's real mom Arlene is Jewish. Sorry Claire.
pepsi summerbash 170612 Sean Paul The reggae star's dad is part Jewish and, like Amar'e he's made that trip to Israel to pay homage to his roots by praying at Jerusalem's Western Wall.
Maya Rudolph Maya Rudolph Her mom was famous R&B singer Minnie Ripperton, but her dad, composer Richard Rudolph is Jewish.
1349770913_shyne Shyne It's no secret that Moses Michael Levi found his faith behind bars and has since become an Orthodox Jew.
montblanc gala arrivals 031012 Rashida Jones Rashida was actually raised Jewish and went to Hebrew school until she was 10.
lenny kravitz 2 221111 Lenny Kravitz Lenny's TV and film producing pops Sy Kravitz comes from a Russian Jewish family.
black girls rock 2012 141012 Tracee Ellis Ross Meet Tracee Ellis Silberstein. Yeah, don't act like the schnoz wasn't a dead giveaway. Tracee has pops Robert Ellis Silberstein to thank for her Hebrew heritage. That nose might be Jewish but that azz is all black!
chanel little black jacket 3 070612 Zoe Kravitz We saved the obvious one for last. Half-Jewish mom Lisa and Half-Jewish dad Lenny make Zoe also half-Jewish. Yeah, our math is pretty nice right?

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