Drew Barrymore to raise daughter Jewish

(JNS.org) Actress Drew Barrymore, 38, has announced she plans to raise her infant daughter in the Jewish faith. Barrymore, who first made the announcement on the daytime talk show The View, married art consultant Will Kopelman, 35, eight months ago in a Jewish ceremony. Their daughter Olive was born last October.

Click photo to download. Caption: Actress Drew Barrymore. Credit: David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons."He's a nice Jewish man from a nice Jewish family… I'm a shiksa (gentile). I do the seders and we do Passover. I haven't converted yet, but Olive will be raised traditionally,” Barrymore said, according to USA Today. Barrymore first gained fame as a child for her supporting role in the classic 1980s film "ET," and has appeared in countless other films in the decades since.

Barrymore also called Judaism “a beautiful faith” and said she is “so honored” to be around it. "It's so family-oriented… The stories are so beautiful and it's incredibly enlightening. I'm really happy,” she said.

Posted on January 30, 2013 .