American people of Moroccan-Jewish descent

Posted May 4, 2011
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  1. Shiri Appleby

    Shiri Appleby


    Shiri Freda Appleby (born December 7, 1978) is an American actress. She is known for her leading role as Liz Parker in the television series Roswell. Her film credits include A Time for Dancing (2002), where she was one of the two female main characters; Swimfan (2002); Havoc (2005) with Anne Hathaway; and Charlie Wilson's War (2007) with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.

  2. Khleo Thomas

    Khleo Thomas


    Khaleed Leon "Khleo" Thomas (born January 30, 1989), or simply Khleo, is an American actor, rapper, singer, and entertainer best known for his role as Zero in Holes and Mixed Mike in Roll Bounce. Khleo also starred in other films like Walking Tall (2004) and Remember the Daze (2007). Currently, Khleo is working on his debut album.

  3. Yigal Azrouel

    Yigal Azrouel


    Yigal Azrouël is an Israeli American New York based fashion designer. He was born in Israel of a family French-Moroccan Jewish extraction and currently lives in the United States.

  4. Paul Marciano

    Paul Marciano


    Paul Marciano (ca. 1952 in Debdou, Morocco ) is a Moroccan-born American fashion designer of Jewish descent and co-founder of Guess? Inc. He is the mastermind behind the Guess? image and his sensual black-and-white advertisements have won numerous Clio awards. Initially run by all four Marciano brothers (Paul, Armand, Maurice and Georges), today the company and its extension lines, Marciano and G by Guess, are handled only by Paul and Maurice. He is also a large benefactor to one of the larger Sephardic synagogues in Los Angeles, Em Habanim.

  5. Rob Marciano

    Rob Marciano


    Robert Mark "Rob" Marciano (born June 25, 1968) is an American journalist and meteorologist who is currently employed by ABC News. Marciano is ABC's senior meteorologist, a position last held by Sam Champion, and currently provides forecasts for the weekend editions of Good Morning America, a position Ginger Zee vacated when she was chosen to succeed Champion on the daily editions of GMA.

  6. Richard Wolffe

    Richard Wolffe


    Richard L. Wolffe (born 17 September 1968) is a British-American journalist, MSNBC commentator, and author of the Barack Obama books Renegade: The Making of a President (Crown, June 2009) and Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House (Crown, November 2010). He currently serves as VP and Executive Editor of MSNBC.

  7. Cyril Takayama

    Cyril Takayama


    Cyril Takayama (born September 27, 1973) is an American-Japanese magician of Japanese, French, and Moroccan descent. He is perhaps best known for his magic performances around Japan.

  8. Rakefet Abergel

    Rakefet Abergel


    Rakefet Abergel (born August 27, 1979) is an American actress and comedian based in the Los Angeles area. Her acting credits include movie roles in Superbad, Drillbit Taylor and My Best Friend's Girl as well as TV appearances on ER and My Name is Earl. She has appeared in several kids' TV shows on Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel including iCarly, Gigantic and I'm in the Band.

  9. Daniel Attias

    Daniel Attias


    Daniel Attias (born December 4, 1951) is an American television director and producer. Attias' career has spanned three decades and during this time he has directed a significant number of popular primetime television programs, including Miami Vice and Beverly Hills, 90210. He frequently works on series for HBO and has directed episodes of The Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, True Blood, Entourage and Deadwood. Attias has received two Emmy Award nominations for his directing of Entourage.

  10. Paul Benacerraf

    Paul Benacerraf


    Paul Joseph Salomon Benacerraf (born 1931) is an American philosopher working in the field of the philosophy of mathematics who has been teaching at Princeton University since he joined the faculty in 1960. He was appointed Stuart Professor of Philosophy in 1974, and retired in 2007 as the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy.

  11. Alber Elbaz

    Alber Elbaz


    Alber Elbaz (born 1961) is a Moroccan Israeli fashion designer. Elbaz worked for the Paris fashion house Lanvin from 2001 until October 2015.

  12. Baruj Benacerraf

    Baruj Benacerraf


    Baruj Benacerraf (October 29, 1920 – August 2, 2011) was a Venezuelan-born American immunologist, who shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the "discovery of the major histocompatibility complex genes which encode cell surface protein molecules important for the immune system's distinction between self and non-self". His colleagues and shared recipients were Jean Dausset and George Davis Snell.

  13. Michael Ammar

    Michael Ammar


    Michael Ammar (born June 25, 1956) is an American close-up magician. He is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest living magicians.

  14. David Levy Yulee

    David Levy Yulee


    David Levy Yulee (born David Levy; June 12, 1810 – October 10, 1886) was an American politician and attorney of Jewish Moroccan origins from Florida, a territorial delegate to Congress, and the first Jewish member of the United States Senate. He founded the Florida Railroad Company and served as president of several other companies, earning the nickname of "Father of Florida Railroads." In 2000 he was recognized as that year's "Great Floridian" by the state.

  15. Sami Shalom Chetrit

    Sami Shalom Chetrit


    Sami Shalom Chetrit (born 1960; Hebrew: סמי שלום שטרית) is a Moroccan- born Hebrew poet and Israeli social and peace activist.

  16. Frank Harary

    Frank Harary


    Frank Harary (March 11, 1921 – January 4, 2005) was a prolific American mathematician, who specialized in graph theory. He was widely recognized as one of the "fathers" of modern graph theory. Harary was a master of clear exposition and, together with his many doctoral students, he standardized the terminology of graphs. He broadened the reach of this field to include physics, psychology, sociology, and even anthropology. Gifted with a keen sense of humor, Harary challenged and entertained audiences at all levels of mathematical sophistication. A particular trick he employed was to turn theorems into games - for instance, students would try to add red edges to a graph on six vertices in order to create a red triangle, while another group of students tried to add edges to create a blue triangle (and each edge of the graph had to be either blue or red). Because of the simplest case of Ramsey theory, one team or the other would have to win.

  17. Marc Lasry

    Marc Lasry


    Marc Lasry is a billionaire Moroccan-born American hedge fund manager. He is the co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Avenue Capital Group and the co-owner of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks.

  18. Michele Bohbot

    Michele Bohbot


    Michele Bohbot (born 1960) is a Moroccan-born American fashion designer and retailer.

  19. Ralph de Toledano

    Ralph de Toledano


    Ralph de Toledano (August 17, 1916 – February 3, 2007) was a major figure in the conservative movement in the United States throughout the second half of the 20th century. A friend of president Richard Nixon's, he was a journalist and editor of Newsweek and the National Review, and the author of 26 books, including two novels and a book of poetry. Alongside his political contributions, he also wrote about music, particularly jazz.

  20. Robert Purvis

    Robert Purvis


    Robert Purvis (August 4, 1810 – April 15, 1898) was an American abolitionist in the United States. He was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and was educated at Amherst College in Massachusetts, but lived most of his life in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania. In 1833 he helped found the American Anti-Slavery Society and the Library Company of Colored People. From 1845-1850 he served as president of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society and also traveled to England to gain support for the movement.

  21. Jo Amar

    Jo Amar


    Yosef "Jo" Amar (Hebrew: יוסף (ג'ו) עמר, Arabic: يوسف (جو) عمار‎) (born 1 June 1930, Settat, Morocco - died 26 June 2009, Woodmere, New York) was a noted Moroccan-Israeli singer and hazzan.

  22. Sonia Gardner

    Sonia Gardner


    Sonia Gardner is an American hedge fund manager and the co-founder of Avenue Capital Group.

  23. Moses Elias Levy

    Moses Elias Levy


    Moses Elias Levy:

  24. Jacques Bensimon

    Jacques Bensimon


    Jacques Bensimon CM (August 26, 1943 – August 26, 2012) was a public film and television director, producer and executive in Canada, working primarily with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and TFO, the French-language network of TVOntario. From 2001 until 2006, he was president of the Cinémathèque québécoise in Montreal.

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