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  • The Shabbos Project at Nessah

    October 29, 2014 | 2:15 pm

    Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills drew more 1,000 people for a Shabbat of global proportions on Oct. 24 and 25, as it participated in The Shabbos Project, a worldwide movement initiated last year in South Africa.

    Locally, Friday night’s celebration was still going strong into the...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Webcast: NIYP rocks the house with their “K for P” party!

    By Karmel Melamed

    April 18, 2010 | 11:18 am

    No, it wasn’t an April Fools party…and it wasn’t some boring Jewish shindig for young singles to mingle. Hell no! The young Iranian Jews of the Iranian Nessah synagogue know how to party and they rocked the house this past April 1st with their first ever “Kosher For Passover” party...

  • L.A.‘s young Iranian Jews feeling sidelined

    By Karmel Melamed

    July 23, 2008 | 4:56 am


    As a journalist who covers Southern California’s Iranian Jewish community I often have the rare opportunity to regularly chat with both young and old within the community to get a real sense of what activities are brewing and people’s sentiments. Folks within the community...

  • Podcast: Young Iranian American Jews show support for U.S. troops

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 11, 2008 | 12:40 am

    Nessah’s young professionals on May 26th

    From my experience as a journalist covering the Iranian Jewish community in Southern California all of these years, the community is very patriotic but has never really participated in any events that would display their love of America. This...

  • Podcast & photo essay: Boteach vs. Prager at Nessah

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 8, 2008 | 11:32 am

    The theme from the movie “Rocky” blasted through the main sanctuary at the Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills on Thursday March 6th with nearly 600 local Iranian Jews who came to witness a heated debate between author and television personality Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and syndicated...

  • Briefs: New chairman at Jewish Federation, AskMusa reaches out to Muslims

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Federation to Tap Gold as Next Board Chair

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' board was expected to approve on Thursday, Sept. 20, the selection of Stanley P. Gold as its next chair. Gold, the president of Shamrock Holdings and chairman of the board of trustees at USC,...

  • Nessah reaches out to young Iranian professionals

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Like other Jews in Los Angeles, Iranian Jews have a wide range of Ashkenazi and Sephardic synagogues of different denominations to choose from for High Holy Days services. This year, Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills hopes to attract a sizeable portion of the Iranian Jewish community...
  • Public Reactions Are Strong to A Personal Journey

    By  Orit Arfa

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Los Angeles photographer Naomi Solomon capped off her informal summer presentation series "Settlers: A Photographic Journey of the Life and Disengagement of the Jews Living in Gaza" at Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills last week, drawing more than 150 people.

    Her evocative...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Speak Up, Speak Out

    Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills hosted an overflow crowd of 600 guests for a community conversation about Jihad, the riots in France and the threats to Israel posed by Hamas and Iran. Sponsored by the Republican Jewish Coalition L.A. Chapter and the Israel...