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Tag: Jimmy Delshad
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This week my piece in the L.A. Jewish Journal focuses on the two Iranian Jewish candidates for the Beverly Hills City Council, a race this year that has not generated as much excitement and buzz as the previous February 2007 race. Our podcast program had a chance to chat with the two...
December 11, 2008 | 7:21 pmJewish 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...
March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm
March 14, 2008 | 11:47 pm
Interview with Jimmy Delshad, former Mayor of Beverly Hills
From Karmel Melamed’s Iranian American Jews blog.
Briefs: Timerman says it’s not his father’s Argentina, Delshad backs off Beverly Hills Iranian dives
September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pmA Different Argentina for Timerman and Jews
Ambassador Hector Timerman assured a group of Los Angeles Jewish leaders at a black-tie dinner last month that the Argentina he represents is not his father's Argentina. For Timerman, now his country's consul general in New York, the...
Delshad sworn in as B.H. Mayor, free money for offered to first-time campers, Q & A with ex-Chief Justice of Israel
March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm
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January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm
March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Delshad Wins Beverly Hills Council Seat
Jimmy Delshad is used to being an overachiever, but not much can match his victory in winning a Beverly Hills City Council seat -- the first time an Iranian American has been elected to the legislative body.
"I was elated, very...
October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm
In 1973, when then-33-year-old Jimmy Delshad was sitting in Sinai Temple, he asked his father-in-law, "Who's that man sitting next to the rabbi on the bimah?"
"That's the president of the synagogue," his father-in-law replied. "But don't worry. That will never happen to you."