Mazal tov again - update: Jared and Ivanka had a baby girl 7/17/11. Enews reports on the video below.
//orig. post 7/17/09//
Yes, Jared Kushner is a Jew and Ivanka Trump, not born a Jew, says that she is going to convert so she can marry Jared.
UPDATE 10/27/09: The Times reports they got married 10/25/2009: "Ivanka M. Trump, the daughter of Ivana M. Trump of Palm Beach, Fla., and Donald J. Trump of New York, is to be married Sunday to Jared Kushner, a son of Seryl Kushner and Charles B. Kushner of Livingston, N.J. Rabbi Haskel Lookstein is to officiate at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J...."
The Star-Ledger reported their engagement in July - wishing them a "hearty mazel tov."
Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner engaged; a hearty mazel tov
by Vicki Hyman
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, both scions of real estate magnates (one a felon, but okay) and themselves moguls-in-the-making, are engaged to be married. Trump tweeted the good news, calling it "truly the happiest day of my life," and People confirmed the blessed match on Thursday.
Kushner is the publisher of the New York Observer and the son of powerful New Jersey developer Charles Kushner, who spent more than a year in prison for tax fraud, among other things. Trump, a former fashion model, is a vice-president in dad Donald Trump's company, and has appeared alongside him in "The Apprentice." She also has her own jewelry line. She recently told New York magazine that she and Kushner and both very ambitious: "That's what makes it so amazing to be in a relationship with someone who is supportive of that."
Kushner hails from an Orthodox Jewish family, and Trump says she plans on converting to Judaism.