Gwyneth Paltrow Chooses Faith To Raise Kids

Gwyneth Paltrow has chosen the faith that she will teach and raise her kids by. Paltrow says she will raise seven year old Apple and five year old Moses, Jewish. Even despite the fact that her husband Chris Martin comes from Christian roots.

Just last year, Paltrow admitted that being raised both Jewish and Christian “was such a nice way to grow up,” but later added: “I don’t believe in religion. I believe in spirituality. Religion is the cause of all the problems in the world.”

Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Blythe Danner, an actress, and Bruce Paltrow, a film and television director and producer. Her father was of Ashkenazi Russian Jewish descent; her mother is a Quaker of Pennsylvania Dutch and more distant white Barbadian ancestry. Paltrow’s paternal great-great-grandfather, whose surname was “Paltrowicz”, was a rabbi in Nowogrod, Poland.

Paltrow discovered in 2011 that her father’s family came from a long line of influential East European rabbis, and that inspired her to raise her daughter and son in a Jewish environment. The actress / singer is a Save the Children artist ambassador, raising awareness about World Pneumonia Day. She is on the board of the Robin Hood Foundation, a charitable organization that works to alleviate poverty in New York City.