Jewish Journal


November 30, 2009

Chelsea Clinton engaged to Marc Mezvinsky, a Jew



Chelsea Clinton with Marc Mezvinsky in 1996

Over Thanksgiving weekend, Chelsea Clinton announced through an email that she plans to marry her nice Jewish boy, Marc Mezvinsky, a Goldman Sachs banker. 

(And on July 31, 2010, the couple wed in a Jew-ish ceremony)

According to the New York Times Caucus Blog:

Ms. Clinton and Mr. Mezvinsky were good friends during high school and became romantically involved years later. Ms. Clinton, who formerly worked at McKinsey & Company, the consulting firm, returned to school after last year’s presidential campaign to study public health at Columbia University.

Mr. Mezvinsky, 31, works at Goldman Sachs and is the son of two former Democratic members of Congress, Edward Mezvinsky of Iowa, who served from 1973 to 1977 but was later convicted of defrauding investors and sentenced to seven years in prison, and Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky of Pennsylvania, who served from 1993 to 1995 and lost re-election after voting for President Clinton’s budget program.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency adds:

Mezvinksy and Clinton met in Washington in 1993, and both attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. Clinton, a Methodist, was seen attending Yom Kippur services in September with Mezvinsky at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, where they both now live.

No word on whether Clinton will convert before the marriage—or at all—but as political royalty, her close affiliation with Judaism is certain to delight America’s pro-Israel supporters.

More on Chelsea Clinton’s nuptials:
Chelsea and Marc tie-the-knot, but was it a Jewish wedding?
Chelsea Clinton’s $5 million wedding
Asking the wrong questions about Chelsea Clinton’s conversion

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