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Promoting unity, Judaism among local Iranian Jews

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/the_mensch_list/article/promoting_unity_judaism_among_local_iranian_jews_20101222

Southern California’s Iranian Jewish community has long been divided over a host of social and religious issues, often discouraging hopes among the elders for community continuity. Eman Esmailzadeh, a 27-year-old engineer and community activist, is one of a small number of young people who are now focused on reuniting this immigrant community, in part by encouraging teenagers to identify with their Judaism.

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