Jews Making News: “The Bachelorette” Makes History

Jews Making News: “The Bachelorette” Makes History

“The Bachelorette” Makes History

ABC’s hit television series, “The Bachelorette,” is a competitive reality dating show. Currently in its ninth episode of its tenth season, the show stars Andi Dorfman, an Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County, Georgia. One of the final three contestants on the eighteenth season of “The Bachelor”, Dorfman gained a great deal of notoriety and respect after walking out on bachelor Juan Pablo.

Andi Dorfman was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Patti Smith Dorfman and Hy Lewis Dorfman. Both of her parents are Jewish, making Dorfman the first bachelorette of Jewish ancestry in the show’s history.


Jordan Farmar Signs with the Clippers

Jordan Farmar was the twenty-sixth overall pick in the 2006 National Basketball Association (NBA) draft. An elite point guard from UCLA, Farmar began his career with the Los Angeles Lakers and went on to win two championship rings during his four year stint with the team. In 2010, Famar signed with the New Jersey Nets, where he played for two years. However, due to the 2011 NBA lockout, Farmar played for the Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club for one year. In 2013, Farmar returned to his hometown of Los Angeles to play for the Lakers. On Monday, July 7, 2014, Farmar agreed to a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Jordan Robert Farmar was born in Los Angeles, California. Because of his mother and stepfather’s Jewish faith, Farmar was raised in a Jewish household. He attended Hebrew school and had a bar mitzvah at Temple Judea in Tarzana, California. In 2011, while playing for the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team, Farmar obtained Israeli citizenship making him eligible to play for the Israel national basketball team in the Olympics.

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