July 13, 2021
A Conversation with Menashe Amir
We would like to thank the community for joining us as we reopened our doors to welcome prominent Iranian-Israeli journalist and newscaster, Mr. Menashe Amir to IAJF's halls for an engaging and informative discussion that was moderated by our very own Zohreh Mizrahi.
Full Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArlCfyRxQm4
March 24, 2021
Persian Pesach with Nicole Dayani
Want to learn Persian style recipes for Passover? Nicole Dayani of Nicoleskitchenla will be teaching a full menu on both traditional and fresh, Iranian inspired dishes that are colorful, flavorful, and perfect for the whole year in addition to Pesach! The cherry on top? Proceeds will be donated to #IAJFLA! 🍒🍰
Nicole reflects on her memories of celebrating Pesach with her family and the traditions & her close ties to IAJF: Watch Here.
December 10-18, 2020
2020 Hanukkah Fundraiser
All donations to the Iranian American Jewish Federation will be price matched by an anonymous donor up to $15,000. Double your donation by donating to IAJF during Hanukkah!
THURSDAY DEC. 10th - FRIDAY DEC. 18th
Thank you for your generosity and assistance!
October 27, 2020
Lessons from the Iranian Revolution & Why the 2020 US Presidential Election Matters (webinar)
Join IAJF's webinar with esteemed guest, Dr. Behzad Tabatabaei, Tuesday, Oct. 27th at 7:00 PM (PST)
Watch the webinar HERE.
August 5, 2020
Coping With Coronavirus (webinar)
Join IAJF on August 5, 2020 7:30- 8:30 PM as we discuss navigating the difficulties that COVID-19 has presented us. Understanding that many factors affect our general well-being, our all-encompassing webinar will consider three perspectives: spiritual, medical, and psycho-social.
Watch the webinar HERE.
June 17, 2020
Homelessness, COVID-19 and Race Relations (webinar)
IAJF proudly partners with 30 Years After for their upcoming program, Homelessness, COVID-19 and Race Relations: How Do We Build A Los Angeles That Is Healthy, Safe and Just with Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney.
March 21, 2020
1399 Nowruz Message from Ms. Susan Azizzadeh, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Iranian American Jewish Federation
September 19, 2019
A Musical Selichot with IAJF & Rabbi Malekan
For the first time in Los Angeles, the community welcomes the new year with a traditionally musical, candlelit service led by Rabbi Malekan.
August 28, 2018
Professor Motti Haridim, the Prominent Iranian-Israeli Scientist
A meeting with Professor Motti Haridim, prominent Iranian-Israeli Scientist and inventor of Systems Detecting Tunnels.
Read more here.
April 17, 2018
IAJF Rejects Bernard Levy's Claims on Andisheh TV
In an interview with a French television station in April of 2018, Bernard-Henri Levy claimed that the name change from Persia to Iran was due to a secret negotiation between Adolf Hitler and the late Reza Shah.
(English & Farsi)
June 7, 2017
Jerusalem of Gold
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July 27, 2016
A Dialogue with California Assembly Member Mr. Adrin Nazarian
The first Iranian American Assembly member joined a group of participants on July 27th to build community bridges and take the message of unity and support back to the State Capitol.
February 16, 2016
Political Correctness and Its Impact on Human & Women's Rights
Renowned Canadian Human Rights Activist, Raheel Raza, discussed the impact of policies in the Middle East and the effects on women issues. Raheel Raza, a journalist and public speaker holds many interfaith discussions to promote democratic and humane treatment of all men, women and children around the world.
To watch the video click here.
August 27, 2015
A Memorial Tribute to Mr. Meir Azri
Join IAJF in honoring the first Iranian diplomat to represent Israel in Iran and a pioneer in the relationship between the two nations.
March 21, 2015
1394 Nowruz Message from Ms. Susan Azizzadeh, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Iranian American Jewish Federation
High Holidays 2014
Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur at IAJF 2014
Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur with Cantor Farid Dardashti.
April 26, 2014
Holocaust Memorial & Iran During the Holocaust
The Iranian American Jewish Federation
held a Holocaust Memorial and discussed the role Iranduring it.
On April 26th, 2014 at the Federation's Neman Hall which was open to all nationalities and faiths.
View More. Click speaker's names for their speeches.
November 1, 2012
Rita: My Joys (Concert)
Watch RITA: click here or here or here
*The Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera, published an article about RITA and the people in Iran. Please click here to listen in Farsi.
*Radio Israel's report about RITA 's concert (in Farsi) click here
May 4, 2021
The Europe-Israel Relationship
Explore the relationship between Europe and Israel in this special broadcast co-hosted by the Iranian American Jewish Federation (IAJF) and ICAN, the Israeli-American Civic Action Network.
Israel faces several geopolitical challenges, namely the potential return to the JCPOA, the so-called “Iran Deal,” and the referral to the International Criminal Court. Europe plays a central role in these, and other challenges facing Israel.
March 21, 2020
1400 Nowruz Message from Ms. Susan Azizzadeh, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Iranian American Jewish Federation
December 13, 2020
Breaking the Silence: Ending the Stigma (webinar)
Mental illness has always been a sensitive topic in our community, but with so many of us spending more time at home, we are facing its realities in our households and with our loved ones now more than ever. Join us for an informative talk to better understand mental illness and its stigma in our culture as well as how to cope with the challenges that it poses to our families.
Sunday, Dec. 13th at 10:00 - 11:30 AM (PST)
Watch the webinar (in Farsi) HERE.
September 23, 2020
Guiding You Through the 2020 Election (webinar)
Due to the pandemic, Americans will face a challenging voting process. The information discussed in this webinar will inspire voters to vote with confidence this election season. IAJF presents esteemed panelists; investigative journalist, Mrs. Lisa Daftari, and the nation's foremost election law expert, Mr. Hans von Spakovsky.
Watch the webinar HERE.
July 15, 2020
Combating Global Anti-Semitism (webinar)
A Conversation with David Peyman, U.S. State Department Special Envoy To Combat Antisemitism, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Sanctions and Counter Threat Finance.
April 9, 2020
IAJF Uniting The Community
Watch the complete video of Rabbi Malekan's Pesach service from home:
February 2, 2020
Commemorating Soleiman Haïm
IAJF commemorates the incredibly life of lexicographer, playwright, poet, composer, and father of the bilingual dictionary; Mr. Soleiman Haïm.
A special edition of the commemoration will be published by Mr. Bijan Khalili from Ketab Corp. You can join us on this project by e-mailing us pictures, documents, articles and more to help highlight Mr. Haïm's global influence.
October 27, 2019
Commemorating of Dr. Iraj
On October 27th, 2019; producer and director Abbas Hojat Panah presented his documentary Professor Iraj Lalezari at Neman Hall; Father of modern organic chemistry in Iran and the first Jewish Dean at Tehran University.
April 23, 2019
Ebrahimi Cohen Book Signing
The Persian American Women’s Conference (PAWC) held a book signing for Tales of a Pearl, on April 23rd, at the Beverly Hills Library.
The Emergency Fund of the Iranian American Jewish Federation was the beneficiary of the proceeds to help the needy in our community.
March 21, 2017
1396 Nowruz Message from Ms. Susan Azizzadeh, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Iranian American Jewish Federation
پيام نوروزي خانم سوسن عزيززاده رييس هيئت اجرايي فدراسيون يهوديان ايراني امريکايي
April 7, 2016
Asher Taban MD, Gala
Guests, community leaders, media personalities and the IAJF family witnessed a night of excitement, camaraderie and expressions of gratitude toward a prominent neurosurgeon with long history of public and community service. The first Elias Esfandi Award was presented to Dr. Asher Taban.
May 3, 2015
Coping with Chronic Illness
Coping with chronic illnesses within Iranian Jewish families is a complex time to navigate. Join our panelists who will shed some light on what to expect and how to cope during that time:
Rabbi David Shofet
Arman Hekmati, PhD
Shadee Toomari, Psy.D.
Minou Soomekh Michlin, LCSW, PhD
May 3, 2015
Faith, Prayer, and Healing
An Iranian Jewish perspective on faith, prayer and healing.
Our panelist features:
Azita Nahai, PhD
Jamshid Elist, MD
Rabbi Yedidya Shofet
Mitra Maghbouleh, PhD
July 23, 2014
IAJF Fundraising Gathering
Neman Hall, 1317 N. Crescent Heights Blvd. West Hollywood
December 5, 2013
Honoring Mr. Lotfollah Hay
Join IAJF as we celebrate the 97th birthday of Mr. Lotfollah Hay.
December 31, 2011
New Year's Party with IAJF
New Year's Party at the Iranian American Jewish Federation.
April 6, 2021
Holocaust Remembrance Day with ICAN & IAJF
Join the IAJF and the Israeli-American Civic Action Network (ICAN) for a special Yom Hashoah commemoration – Holocaust Remembrance Day: Preserving Memory, Promoting Truth. Hear the story of Silvia Foti, author of “The Nazi’s Granddaughter: How I Discovered my Grandfather Was a War Criminal” – and Grant Gochin, a descendant of Holocaust victims who were murdered by Silvia’s grandfather. Today, Silvia and Grant work together to promote accurate Holocaust history, education, and remembrance.
January 21, 2020
Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Petition
In partnership and support of California's diverse Sephardic communities, please add your name to this petition to tell California's State Board of Education that our students must learn about antisemitism in an Ethnic Studies framework. The lesson plan, "Antisemitism and Jewish Middle Eastern Americans" should be situated next to lessons focused on other forms of bigotry targeting Middle Eastern and South Asian Americans.
December 1, 2020
This #GivingTuesday, Facebook is price-matching all donations made to non-profits! We hope that you consider the Iranian American Jewish Federation as your charity of choice, and help us double our funds by donating THIS TUESDAY on Dec. 1st!
September 15 & 16, 2020
"Fiddlers Beyond the Roof" Fundraiser
Once performed with high acclaim at the Saban Theater, The Lavi Foundation has generously given the rights to broadcast the production for two nights only. All proceeds of this event will go directly to the Iranian American Jewish Federation (IAJF) as they face an existential threat in light of the pandemic.
Watch the trailer HERE.
June 24, 2020
Education In The New COVID Era (webinar)
IAJF proudly partners with 30 Years After for their upcoming webinar,
Education In The New COVID Era with LAUSD Board Member, Nick Melvoin.
January 13, 2020
A Bird's-Eye View from Israel
Dr. Anat Berko is a world-renowned commentator and policy maker whose research focuses on suicide bombers and their handlers. She shares with IAJF 25-years of insight on the intricate topic of global terrorism.
View flyer here.
May 6, 2018
Honoring Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat
Sunday May 6, 2018 - The Beverly Hilton Hotel
Hosted by: Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Moradi and The Iranian American Jewish Federation
Gallery and event summary here.
October 27, 2016
Menasheh Amir Gala
IAJF, hosted an honoring ceremony in recognition of Mr. Menasheh Amir’s contributions to the Iranian community as a radio broadcaster, commentator, and expert on the Middle East over half a century.
March 21, 2016
1395 Nowruz Message from Ms. Susan Azizzadeh, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Iranian American Jewish Federation
December 7, 2014
Honoring Mrs. Shahla Javdan
IAJF proudly honors its past president, Mrs. Shahla Zargarian Javdan - IAJF's first female president - for her exemplary and success in the creation of a strong community bond during her two terms.
Guest Performer: Rita
May 21, 2013
All About ABEROO
A psychological and cultural view of the concept in its historical and modern day contexts. Presented by IAJF's Health & Wellness Committee.
Presentations and speeches can be accessed here.