In his very young life, baby Aleph — the only begotten child of Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied — has already traveled to Paris, France and Geneva, Switzerland … but today we get to see a photo of the little dude a bit closer to home. Natalie, Benjamin and Aleph were spotted as they made their way out of services at a Jewish temple in Culver City, CA. It would seem that Nat and Ben are keen on getting a jump start on Aleph‘s Jewish education.
If anything is worth offering thanks for, it’s the birth of a healthy, beautiful baby. So it’s fitting that Natalie Portman took her 4-month-old son Aleph to synagogue at the Ohr HaTorah Temple on Saturday in Culver City, California. The 30-year-old Oscar winner kept a tight hold on her precious cargo, despite the fact that he was safely strapped into a baby carrier. Protected from the October chill cutting through the Los Angeles sun, Aleph was safely inside her baby romper suit covered in a dog print. The Black Swan star was also joined by her fiance Benjamin Millepied, who followed Natalie out of the temple holding a baby bag.
David’s parents started their children’s Jewish education early on as well (believe me, I’ve seen the family videos) so this makes perfect sense to me. Honestly, I was unaware that Natalie was Jewish before her son was born (tho David tells me that Jewish upbringing tends to come from the mother’s side of the family) … but it seems pretty clear to me that the couple plan to instill as much of the Jewish faith as they can in their young son. With a name like Aleph, he is bound to grow up to be a good Jew :D