The Shmooze

16 Jewish Celebs on Instagram

By Anne Cohen

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Ah, Instagram. A place where everything glows with the soft light of filters and even your non-Hollywood-celebrity-life can look put together and artsy. So just imagine what it can do for those whose lives are already more glitz-filled than yours.

Kat Dennings looks quirky, Mark Zuckerberg shows off his dog, Amanda Bynes self-destructs, and Bar Refaeli, well, just looks hot. Here are 16 Jewish celebs you should be keeping track of. Forget Twitter, Instagram is where you can really get to know your favorite stars.

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Amanda Bynes
Followers: 43,545

In the last couple of years, Amanda Bynes has gone from the “She’s the Man” cutie to some sort of scary barbie. Keep track of her style evolution with pictures of bleached blonde locks, and cheek piercings.

Chelsea Handler
Followers: 365,165

Check out behind the scenes photos of “Chelsea Lately” and dog pictures. Lots and lots of dog pictures.

Emmy Rossum
Followers: 202,342

Who knew Emmy Rossum was such a Mets fan? Baseball mascots and sunset beaches are Emmy Rossum’s insta-choice.

Hailee Steinfeld
Followers: 82,479

What other 16-year-old gets to hang out at Vanity Fair parties and pose with Karl Lagerfeld?

Jeremy Piven
Followers: 142, 309

Lots of pictures of beaches, street corners, drum sets, and Jeremy Piven in costume. Typical Instagram.

Kat Dennings
Followers: 178, 629

Kat Dennings shares her love for horses and great open green spaces, cookbooks, and adventures with “Two Broke Girls” co-star, Beth Behr.

Lena Dunham
Followers: 391,073

Lena Dunham’s Instagram feed is just what you’d expect: quirky, expectedly unexpected, fun, and a little scandalous.

Lea Michele
Followers: 318, 277

Ever wonder what Lea Michele looks like before a photo shoot? Pretty much the same as on the cover of “Marie Claire.” Some people’s insta-lives are just to good to be true.

Nolan Gould
Followers: 1,870

“Modern Family“‘s Nolan Gould is new to Instagram, but his pictures of the cast, and his adorable smiling face are worth following.

Rachel Zoe
Followers: 437,326

Ever the multi-tasker, Rachel Zoe shares style tips, home decorating and yummy treats.

Eli Roth
Followers: 33,657

Far from the blood and guts you’d expect from the director of the “Hostel” franchise, Eli Roth shows off his mommy, his dog, and old bar-mitzvah pictures, like a good Jewish boy.

Tori Spelling
Followers: 186,731

This is actually Tori Spelling’s family account, where you can track her daily adventures as a mom of three.

Victoria Beckham
Followers: 440,090

Ok, so she’s not technically Jewish, but her love for Barbara Streisand and her dreamy husband give her a pass in our book. Check in for pictures of her runway collections.

Zac Efron
Followers: 1,648

According to his Instagram feed, Zac Efron has no friends, family, pets, or real life. There’s just him.

Mark Zuckerberg
Followers: 45, 304

No Facebook blue on this feed. Only a shaggy doggy.

Bar Refaeli
Followers: 537,970

The Israeli bombshell famously declared that her Instagram feed had more followers than the largest newspaper in Israel. Now you know why.


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