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Iranian American Jewish Federation (IAJF)

The Graduate Society Foundation - Daneshvaran

To read the Farsi/Persian version, click here

 A decade after the mass immigration of a large population of Iranian Jews to the United States, and once the early problems of settlement, financial security, and adapting to a new environment were somewhat resolved, some members of the community noticed the lack of written history and documentation on twenty seven centuries of their life in Iran. They also became cognizant of the lack of knowledge and awareness of the society toward their historic and cultural heritage. At this transitional point in history, this group felt a need to shed light on and preserve this rich heritage for the generations to come. They wanted their children to be aware of their identity and roots, and they wanted to provide information on this long forgotten and neglected Iranian branch of Jewish history.

Publications

 

Three volumes of Padyavand: Judeo-Iranian and Jewish Studies Series were published under the auspices of The Graduate Society Foundation - Daneshvaran. Amnon Netzer the prominent professor, researcher and historian in the field of Judeo-Iranian studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was the editor-in-chief. These series were published by Mazda Publishers in Costa Mesa, California in 1996.

The Children of Esther is a product of cooperation between The Graduate Society Foundation - Daneshvaran and The Center for the Iranian Jewish Oral History http://www.cijoh.org/. Dr. Hooman Sarshar is the editor-in-chief. Hereby the meticulous efforts of the CIOJOH in compiling the information and distribution of the book under Ms. Homa Sarshar’s leadership and the outstanding editing work of Dr. Hooman Sarshar are acknowledged. 

Contemporary Judaism in the Second House of Bondage in English and the Persian version of the same titled Yehudiat-e Assil Va Yehudiat-e Assir were published under the auspices of The Graduate Society Foundation - Daneshvaran. The author was the renowned contemporary scholar in Judaism, Dr. Hooshang Ebrami.

Azmoun-e-Bargozidegy (The Trial of the Chosen) is a collection of poems by Jahangir Sedaghatfar. This collection along with a CD recited by the poet was published and distributed under the auspices of The Graduate Society Foundation - Daneshvaran. Mr. Sedaghatfar’s moving poetry depicts events in Jewish history in Iran and elsewhere. 

A Persian Translation of A Trumpet in the Wadi, by Sami Michael, the well known Israeli writer. This book was published and distributed under the auspices of The Graduate Society Foundation - Daneshvaran.

A Persian Translation of OF A WORLD THAT IS NO MORE , by Israel Singer. This book was published and distributed under the auspices of The Graduate Society Foundation - Daneshvaran.

A Persian Translation of NIGHT , by Eli Wiesel. This book was published and distributed under the auspices of The Graduate Society Foundation - Daneshvaran.

For more information about The Graduate Society Foundation – Daneshvaran please visit thegraduatesocietyLA.org or daneshvaran.org

 

 



 



 

 
 

 

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