Princeton president uncovers family secret - that he is Jewish
Christopher Eisgruber was 'bewildered' when he saw the Ellis Island documents, but discovering that he is Jewish 'has connected [him] with traditions and people who now matter a great deal in [his] life.'
Christopher Eisgruber was working on a school project with his son Danny, then a fourth grader, when he made a stunning discovery. Eisgruber, who on July 1 becomes president of Princeton University, was raised Catholic, though he has identified as a non-theist (he prefers the term over atheist) since adolescence, and was married in the Episcopal church. His son’s teacher asked students to look for...
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