Is Gene Simmons Jewish?

Gene Simmons

Well, to make a long story short, Gene Simmons is Jewish!

Since Gene Simmons's mother is Jewish, and in Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism, those with a Jewish mother (or those who underwent a halakhic conversion) are considered Jewish, then that makes him Jewish. His father is Jewish too.

Gene Simmons (whose full birth name is Chaim Witz) was born on August 25, 1949 in Tirat HaCarmel, Israel.

He is known by his stage persona The Demon, he is the bass guitarist/co-lead vocalist of Kiss, a hard rock band he co-founded in the early 1970s. With Kiss, Simmons has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.

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