US Weekly, a weekly celebrity news magazine reports that actress Zooey Deschanel, like the biblical Ruth, and Sammy and Liz, has become a member of the Tribe.
The star of the Fox channel sitcom, The New Girl, was never super affiliated with any specific religious tradition. Her father was raised Quaker, and her mother identified as Roman Catholic. But prior to marrying Hollywood producer Jacob Pechenik this past June, Zooey studied with a rabbi and joined the Jewish religion. It is unknown what Hebrew name their 3 month old daughter, Elsie Otter Pechenik, was given. Rob Reiner plays her dad on New Girl, and actor Max Greenfield plays one of her roommates, but this is not believed to have had an effect on her decision to join the Jewish people.