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  • Cohan’s new book on Hacham Yedidia Shofet well received by L.A.‘s Iranian Jews

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 21, 2010 | 11:20 pm

    Professor Goel Cohan is perhaps one of the Iranian Jewish community’s few distinguished and respected writers and historians, having authored countless articles and to date three Persian language books about the lives of Iranian Jewry in the early part of the 20th century. I caught...

  • Obituaries

    August 21, 2008 | 1:07 am

    Elias Eshaghian, Renowned Iranian Educator, Dies at 78

    Elias Eshaghian, a pivotal educator and director of many Jewish schools throughout Iran during 20th century, died at 78 on Aug. 8, following a 20-year fight with lung cancer. More than 500 local Iranian Jews recently packed...

  • Remembering the late Elias Eshaghian

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 20, 2008 | 2:05 am

    On August 8, Elias Eshaghian, a pivotal educator and director of many Jewish schools throughout Iran during the last century, passed away at the age of 78. More than 500 local Iranian Jews packed Temple Beth El in West Hollywood for his memorial service. Late last year I had the rare...

  • Photo Essay: Behind the scenes with Elias Eshaghian

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 19, 2008 | 11:47 pm

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    Elias Eshaghian at AIU school event circa 1960’s


    For me, often times reporting on the local Iranian American Jewish community is an uphill battle and a somewhat painful experience similar to receiving a root canal procedure. Yet every once in a while I come across a special story...

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  • Memoir recalls educator’s hardships, success in Iran

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 19, 2008 | 2:31 pm

    When local Iranian Jews gathered to honor Elias Eshaghian, a pivotal educator and director of many Jewish schools throughout Iran during the last century, Temple Beth El in West Hollywood was filled to capacity.

    Treating him like a rock star, the crowd mobbed 70-something...

  • French philanthropist aid to Iranians comes full circle

    By Karmel Melamed

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Philanthropist Hubert Leven, a French Ashkenazi Jew who recently visited Los Angeles, has ties to the close-knit Iranian Jewish community that go back four generations.

    More than 100 years ago, the Alliance Israelite Universelle (AIU), a nonprofit educational organization his...