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  • Finding Moishe House

    November 17, 2014 | 11:31 am

    When I was a kid, my parents decided to make a big move. My mother and father both left Iran at the age of 15 and settled in Los Angeles where they established their home over the span of 20 years. The Iranian Jewish community of Los Angeles—which had grown dramatically just before...

  • Q&A with Fakheri about new “Project Jacob” program

    By Karmel Melamed

    November 12, 2010 | 11:37 am

    I have known Dariush Fakheri, the president of the L.A.-based International Judea Foundation (SIAMAK) for the last 10 years. During that time I’ve come discover that he is by far is one of most out-spoken and dynamic leaders of Southern California’s Iranian Jewish community....

  • Jewish World Watch discusses state of humanity; Panel explores Iranian Jewish community

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 11, 2008 | 7:21 pm

    Jewish World Watch Discusses State of Humanity, Screens Documentaries

    For every 100,000 babies born, 6,500 mothers die in the Badakhshan region of Afghanistan due to unavailable or inadequate medical care. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, violent conflicts over control of its...
  • ‘Mixed’ marriages lose stigma among Iranians

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    If Arash Saghian's recent marriage had taken place in the late 1980s or early 1990s, he would likely have faced ostracism from Los Angeles' Iranian Jewish community. The family of the 25-year-old businessman might have also frowned upon the match, all because his spouse Maya was...
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  • Iran report stirs concern, doubt among L.A. Persians

    By Tom Tugend

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The Iranian Jewish community in Los Angeles is reacting to a U.S. intelligence report that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 with emotions ranging from deep suspicion to utter disbelief.

    A sampling of often-opposed activists in the largest Iranian Jewish concentration...

  • Iranian couples trapped by six-figure party dilemma

    By Karmel Melamed

    October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Sam Cohan recently completed his residency. As he looked for a job locally, his student loans weighed on him. The 30-something Iranian Jew had grown up middle class in the Valley and had to take out the loans to pay for his education at a prestigious medical school.

    With no immediate...

  • Local Iranian Jews shocked by Katsav plea bargain

    By Karmel Melamed

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When former Israeli President Moshe Katsav pleaded guilty to charges of sexual harassment and resigned his post late last month, no one was more surprised and saddened than his strongest supporters in Southern California, the Iranian Jewish community.

    Many local Iranian Jews share a...

  • Briefs: Delshad to Beverly Hills: Just say 'no' to investment in Iran; Survivors still fighting Germany for reparations

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Delshad Plans Iran Divestment for Beverly Hills

    Beverly Hills Mayor Jimmy Delshad announced plans last Friday to introduce a city measure later this month that will require city employee pension funds to divest several million dollars in investments with companies doing business with...

  • Letters to the Editor

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Political Spectrum

    The three groups that are quoted as backing Bush are forgetting Jewish history and tenets, including tikkun olam [heal the world]. ("Examining the Jewish Vote," Oct. 22.)

    To the Orthodox, remember answering the four questions with Hayenu avadim Pharoah b'mitzrayim...

  • Your Letters

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Quite a Show

    That was quite a show the Jewish Republican Coalition put on at the Republican Convention with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the New York Jewish Federation and other Jewish organizations participating and singing the praises of our president as a great...

  • Hope for a Democratic Iran

    By Tom Tugend

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As Reza Pahlavi, son of the former shah of Iran, took the stage, the overflow audience of Iranian Jews rose as one. They waved Iranian, American and Israeli flags, broke into rhythmic clapping, and shouted in Farsi, "Long live the shah" and "We love you."

    The heir to the deposed...

  • Israeli President to Visit Southland

    By Tom Tugend

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    President Moshe Katzav, Israel's eighth head of state, will visit Los Angeles June 4-6 and meet with community leaders, civic officials, and members of the local Iranian Jewish community.

    (Attendance is by invitation only, except for the World Affairs Council address.)

    Mon., June 4:...

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