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Famous People Who Converted to Judaism

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This is a list of notable people 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 curiosity, belief, and research, while others converted for marriage or other personal reasons.

This list of famous people who decided converting to Judaism was right for them includes both historical figures and current famous figures. Among the well-known converts of recent times are Marilyn Monroe, Ivanka Trump, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Taylor, and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Wedding Crashers star Isla Fischer was initially Methodist, but became Jewish before marrying Sacha Baron Cohen. Tom Arnold converted from Christianity to Judaism in 1990, before marrying Roseanne Barr. The pair have since divorced, but Arnold is still Jewish. 

Which famous people converted to become Jewish? The conversion process is not simple, so these famous actors, athletes, musicians, and celebrities went through a lot to call themselves Hebrews.

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