Is Maksim Chmerkovskiy Jewish

Maksim "Maks" Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy is half Jewish. Chmerkovskiy's father is Jewish and his mother is Christian. The Ukrainian Latin Ballroom dance champion, choreographer, and instructor is mostly famous for his performance on the American television series Dancing with the Stars.

Born on January 17, 1980, in Odessa, Ukraine, to Aleksandr and Larisa Chmerkovskiy, he began dancing at the age of four. His brother, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, is also a champion dancer. His father is Jewish and his mother is Christian.Chmerkovskiy's Ukrainian ancestry and cultural heritage were referred to on an episode of Dancing with the Stars.

There are rumors that Chmerkovskiy is once again dating Kate Upton, who has also been linked to Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.


  1. Sorry but "half-Jewish" is like either are or you're not. As defined by millenia-old Jewish Law, one's Jewishness comes from the mother & NOT the father. Only in the eyes of the secular world or nazis are the lines blurred.

  2. You can have a jewish mother and a non-jewish father and be half-jewish. The reason that your religion was based on the mother was because they couldn't tell who the father was. Now we can. I don't believe that Jewish Law would conclude that you are only jewish if you mother was jewish now since we can now know if the biological father was jewish. Either way, your genes are only half from a jewish parent.


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