Happy Christmakwanzukkah!: A Celebration Of Black-Jewish Entertainers
It’s time to recognize the famous African American Jews who celebrate Hanukkah as well as Christmas—and maybe even Kwanzaa:
Lisa Bonet – the Life on Mars actress has a Jewish mother and an African American father.
Lenny Kravitz – the sexy singer boasts Jewish TV producer Sy Kravitz for a father and the late African American TV star Roxie Roker of The Jeffersons for a mother.
Sophie Okonedo – the British star of The Secret Life of Bees has a Jewish mother and a Nigerian father.
Slash – the Velvet Revolver metal head has a mother of Nigerian descent and a British Jewish father.
Rashida Jones – the former Office worker is the daughter of African American music icon Quincy Jones and Mod Squad actress Peggy Lipton who is Jewish.
Rain Pryor – the daughter of African American comic legend Richard Pryor has a Jewish mother.