Jewish Journal

Sara Shereen Bakhshian

  • Museum of Tolerance Solidarity Conference

    June 26, 2009 | 3:50 pm

    On Tuesday, June 23, the Simon Wiesenthal Center hosted a press conference, “Americans Unite in Solidarity with People of Iran,” the Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance.

    Iranian American activists and leaders from the Baha’i, Christian and Jewish communities called for the United...

  • Get the doctor’s attention—for a fee

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Rising costs, crowded waiting rooms and decreasing access to doctors are among the reasons medical patients in Southern California and across the nation use words like "headache" and "frustration" to describe America's health care system. And with declining insurance reimbursements,...
  • The Persian rabbi explains it all

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Haji Hayim sings and dances to a traditional song typically sung at b'nai mitzvah ceremonies, but he does so to a techno beat.

    Haji Hayim animated gif The cartoon character started grabbing the attention of the Iranian Jewish community in January 2006, when his video was distributed in e-mails as part of...
  • A few Persian phrases that could come in handy, enshallah

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    These are expressions that might be used in conversation with Persian Jews:

    Salaam -- Hello

    Khodahafes -- Goodbye

    Kaheshmekonam -- Please

    Befarmeyeet -- Welcome (as a greeting)

    Haleh shoma chetoreh? -- How are you?

    Moteshakeram (alt. Merci) -- Thank you

    Khoshal shodam -- Happy...

  • The Jewish accent’s on France at FeujLA

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Ça va?" -- French for "How's it going?" -- was the first thing out of the mouths of the 50 or so attendees last Thursday at the bimonthly FeujLA gathering, which included live music at a private residence in West Hollywood.

    With a name derived from the slang word feuj -- for Jew...

  • Eight ways how ‘tis better to give back

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Having trouble finding the perfect gift for the one who has everything? Want to give back to the community this holiday season and into 2007? Here are eight great ways to contribute.

    • Make a Relief Donation: Israel has cease-fires in Gaza and with Hezbollah. Hurricanes Katrina...