Is Winona Ryder Jewish?

Winona Ryder

Well, to make a long story short, Winona Ryder is not Jewish! (though she considers herself Jewish)

Since Winona Ryder's mother is not 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 her not Jewish (though once again, she DOES consider herself to be Jewish). Though she is not Jewish, Her father is Jewish , and by Reform Judaism and Reconstructionist Judaism, who accept both matrilineal (by mother) and patrilineal (by father) descent views, she is considered Jewish.

Winona Ryder (whose full birth name is Winona Laura Horowitz) was born on October 29, 1971 in Olmsted County, Minnesota, U.S..

She is known for her work with some of the most famous cult directors of the 90's like Tim Burton and Jim Jarmusch.

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