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  • A unique look into Shaul Mofaz’s Iranian Jewish roots

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 31, 2012 | 7:26 am

    Southern California’s vibrant Iranian Jewish community has been abuzz during the last few months with recent news of the election victory of Iranian-born Shaul Mofaz as the new leader of the Kadima party in the Israeli Knesset in late March and when earlier this month with his...

  • Ebrahim Yahid, Iranian-Jewish leader, dies at 90

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 1, 2012 | 3:43 pm

    Ebrahim Yahid, one of Southern California’s most respected Iranian-Jewish community leaders and a longtime volunteer for Israel, died Feb. 22 at 90, following a long illness.

    Born in Isfahan, Iran, in 1921, Yahid was educated at the Alliance Israélite Universelle , where he...

  • Iranian Nessah Synagogue celebrates 30 years and honors founders

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 6, 2010 | 11:13 pm

    Iranian Nessah Synagogue celebrates 30 years and honors founders

    Last night I had a chance to witness a milestone in the history of Southern California’s Iranian Jewish community with the 30 year celebration of the establishment of the Nessah Synagogue located in Beverly Hills....