Jewish Journal

  • Nessah President Trailblazing For Iranian Jewish Women

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 10, 2007 | 6:34 pm

    By Karmel Melamed

    Dr. Morgan Hakimi has a variety of roles—psychologist, Jewish activist, wife and full-time mother. But it’s her position as president of the Nessah Educational and Cultural Center in Beverly Hills that has captured the attention of the L.A. Persian Jewish... read on

  • L.A.‘s Iranian Jews Working With JBBBSLA

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 10, 2007 | 6:18 pm

    By Karmel Melamed

    A recent gathering at a home in the San Fernando Valley brought together more than 40 Iranian Jews to discuss issues of mentorship. However, this informational meeting wasn’t about matching up Baby Boomers with Gen X-ers to discuss long-term career... read on

  • Jennifer Chadorchi: The Hunger to Help

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 10, 2007 | 6:10 pm

    By Karmel Melamed

    At 6:30 p.m. on a chilly Wednesday night in December, more than 30 young Jewish professionals gathered on the corner of Sycamore Avenue and Romaine Street in West Hollywood to feed homeless people waiting in line for a hot meal.

    There on behalf of the... read on

  • Iranian Jews Establish New Downtown L.A. Synagogue

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 10, 2007 | 5:35 pm

    By Karmel Melamed

    With a new Torah in their arms, about 100 local Iranian Jewish businessmen sang Hebrew songs and danced down a busy street in downtown Los Angeles’s garment district June 13 to celebrate the official opening of a new synagogue, where many Iranians... read on

  • New Found Freedom For Immigrant Iranian Jewish Artist

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 10, 2007 | 5:05 pm

    By Karmel Melamed

    She has won international art competitions, sold her works around the globe, and even had her pieces displayed in renowned galleries around the world, yet nothing has been more gratifying to Iranian Jewish artist Krista Nassi than experiencing the... read on

  • Iran’s Jewish Legislator Criticized During L.A. Appearance

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 10, 2007 | 11:49 am

    By Karmel Melamed

    Local Iranian Jewish activists in Southern California criticized the December 4th town hall speaking event at the Iranian American Jewish Federation (IAJF) synagogue in West Hollywood that welcomed Maurice Motamed, the current and only Jewish... read on

  • Iranian Jews Sue Former Iranian President Khatami

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 10, 2007 | 11:33 am

    By Karmel Melamed

    In a rare display of unity, a variety of groups within the local Persian Jewish community have joined to voice support for a lawsuit filed against former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami on Sept. 9 by seven Persian Jewish families in Los Angeles and... read on

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Karmel Melamed is an internationally-published freelance journalist based in Southern California.

Since 2000, Melamed has specialized in covering the growing influential...

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