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Hoop and Chuppah Dreams Mix at Iranian Center

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community/article/hoop_and_chuppah_dreams_mix_at_iranian_center_20090304

Roughly 150 local Iranian Jews packed the Jewish Educational Movement (JEM) center in Beverly Hills last December to cheer on their sons, brothers and cousins, who were vying for the first JEM basketball league championship. Four out of six teams, all named for colors, made the playoffs: Blue, White, Red and Black. And the players — doctors, lawyers, engineers and businessmen — gave their fans heart-pounding performances on the court, sinking three-point shots with all the thrills of a Lakers game at Staples Center.

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