List of notable Christians who converted to Judaism, with photos. These former Christians who became Jewish converts switched their religion for many different reasons. Some of these converted Jews did so out of deep religious research, others converted for marriage reasons or other personal reasons. This list of famous Judaism converts includes both historical figures and current famous figures and is organized alphabetically. Among the well-known "new Jews" of recent times, probably the most famous are Elizabeth Taylor and Sammy Davis, Jr.Who are famous converts to Judaism? This list take the big name celebrities who decided to become Jews. The conversion process is difficult, so these famous Jews went through a lot to call themselves Hebrews and deserve the conversion.
Marilyn Monroe converted from Pentecostal to Judaism when she married Arthur Miller in 1956. The couple divorced in 1961 and she quickly lost interest in the faith.
Age: Died at 36 (1926-1962)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Singer, Showgirl
Credits: Some Like It Hot, The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire
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Jack Black was raised in a Jewish family, but he later identified as an atheist. After becoming a father, Black reconnected with his Jewish faith.
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Elizabeth Taylor was raised as a Christian Scientist. She converted to Judaism when she was 27 years old. She supported Jewish causes throughout her life.
Age: Died at 79 (1932-2011)
Birthplace: Hampstead Garden Suburb, United Kingdom
Profession: Film Producer, Actor
Credits: Giant, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Place in the Sun
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Elizabeth Banks studied the Jewish faith upon marrying Max Handelman in 2003. Though she isn't officially converted, she says, "I feel like I'm as Jewish as I'm ever going to be." Banks and Handelman have two children together.
Birthplace: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States of America
Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director
Credits: The Hunger Games, The Lego Movie, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, The 40-Year-Old Virgin
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