Academy award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow -- who was brought up as a Christian by her mother -- will soon be converting to Judaism, the JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) website reports today (September 8, 2014).
Paltrow has been following the Kabbalah movement for several years and is friends with Michael Berg, co-director of the Kabbalah Central in Los Angeles, according to the New York Post.
Paltrow's late father -- who was Jewish and a film producer -- is believed to have been descended from a long line of Eastern European rabbis. Paltrow recently told an event in London -- hosted by the Jewish community's Community Security Trust -- that she wants to raise her two children (Apple, 10, and Moses, 8) in a "Jewish environment."
She and her musician husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, were divorced earlier this year.