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Persian Pursuasion

As Election Day approaches, two volunteers reach out to register Iranian Americans.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/persian_pursuasion_20001013

On any given weekday, Elat Market, the Pico-Robertson supermarket, is already a hub of hustle and bustle for the Persian community. So one can imagine the human traffic on the Friday morning before Yom Kippur - getting ready before Shabbat and yontiff. Standing outside the market on this busy morning, it becomes apparent that Elat is somewhat of a de facto community center, a nexus where friends - young and old - run into one another and splinter off into small congregations of conversation.

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