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Mike Feuer
Young Iranian American Jews look to make a difference in civic life
Young Iranian American Jews look to make a difference in civic life

The wide veranda of the Beverly Hills mansion was packed with more than 300 people, the bar was bustling and the caterers were hustling to keep the young, dressed-up crowd supplied with fresh sushi. But this was not just a party. There were officeholders and candidates — and some conspicuously placed voter registration forms. It was the annual "pre-election mixer" put on by 30 Years After, a group of young professionals working to give voice to their fellow Iranian American Jews and to make their mark on local politics. The group formed in 2007, nearly three decades after the 1979 revolution brought a fundamentalist Islamic regime to Iran and caused many Jews to flee...

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