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iranian, american, and jewish.

three identities. one potent combination for leadership

 

A Los Angeles based non-partisan, non-profit

 

What's New

See what's new with us, from awards we've received to programming we've started.

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the builders of Los Angeles

Join us for a mega-networking reception followed by a panel of prominent real estate leaders. We'll also be raffling off one-on-one sessions and tours with the panelists, and more!

$36: Early Bird Ticket (limited quantity)

$50: Regular Tickets

 

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2018 Maher fellowship

A 9-month leadership-in-training fellowship for young professional Iranian-American Jews, the Maher Fellowship creates informed and effective leaders out of the young members of our community -for a better tomorrow. We are currently accepting applications for our 5th Cohort.

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10th anniversary events 

November 2017 marks our 10th Year Anniversary! We've planned three unique events that will commemorate our achievements and set the tone for the next decade.

Oct. 24: The Builders of Los Angeles

Jan. 28: The Legacy Launch

Mar. 18: Brunch with Elected Officials 

our mission

 

to promote the participation and leadership of iranian-american jews in american political, civic and jewish life.

 

our CORE VALUES

 

AS WE BALANCE THREE IDENTITIES, WE DRAW VALUES FROM EACH. THEY INFORM WHY 30 YEARS AFTER IS SO UNIQUE, WHAT WE DO, AND HOW WE RUN OUR ORGANIZATION.

 
 

Iranian

HAMSAYEH (neighbor, literal: Same shade) – Recognizing that our future is tied to that of the diverse society we’re in

KHOSH ZABOON (positive tongue) – Affirming our commitment to the Persian embodiment of respect, diplomacy, and hospitality

TAROF (No literal translation applicable) – Always showing gratitude and humility first, and never taking more than we need

FARHANG (culture, knowledge, civility) – Empowered by the lessons, beauty and richness of Persian culture, literature, and poetry


 

American

A MORE PERFECT UNION – promoting civic responsibilities to build a more perfect society 

HUDDLED MASSES – Remembering that America is fundamentally a nation of immigrants and refugees “yearning to breathe free”

SELF DETERMINATION – Embracing new-world individualism for the betterment of the communal fabric

INALIENABLE RIGHTS – Commitment to justice, equality, diversity, and the pursuit of happiness


 

Jewish

L'DOR VA DOR (from generation to generation) –  Preserving our history to inform and empower our future

KOL ISRAEL ARAVIM ZE BA'ZE (all Israel is responsible for one another) – Taking responsibility for the security and growth of every Jew

AHAVAT ISRAEL (love of Israel) – Translating love for the Jewish homeland to non-partisan activism in support of the U.S.-Israel relationship

NA'ASEH VA NISHMA (we will do, then we will hear) – Taking the risks needed to drive Jewish social innovation to secure the Jewish future

 
 

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We're happy to explain further regarding any of our programs, help you find a method of donation that works for you, or respond to any media inquiries.

 

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the maher fellowship

Harnessing the energy and passion of Los Angeles' brightest Iranian-American Jewish leaders. 

Photo Credit: Jasmine Foroutan

Photo Credit: Jasmine Foroutan

The Maher Fellowship is a 9-month leadership-in-training fellowship developed by and for our community, for young-professional Iranian-American Jews between 21-35 years of age. Fellows who are chosen will progress through a comprehensive and intensive leadership training program that will introduce them to the needs of not only their own community, but the greater community they live in, and equip them with the tools they need to make a difference. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage with various leaders and activists from the greater Los Angeles community. Graduates of our program go on to not only be informed and effective leaders but also role models for their peers. This venture expands on the mission of 30 Years After by educating future leaders for the Iranian-Jewish community and giving them the tools and resources they need to be agents of change.

The Legacy Project

Preserving the history of the Iranian-American Jewish experience through accessible and engaging content that serves to educate and bridge generations.

coming soon.

help us bring this project to life by donating now.

services

Our depth of experiences and first-hand knowledge of cross-cultural communication, first generation communities, and the Judeo-Persian experience have made 30 Years After’s staff and board a sought-out resource within the North American Jewish community, and other business, political and civic groups seeking knowledge on how to understand, and bridge cultural divides. 30 Years After provides individuals, businesses, non-profits and others with the opportunity to best learn how to engage, embrace, and learn about the culture, history and institutions of Iranian-Jews, and our growing community in the US.

Pricing determined per project, Non-profit rates available. 

Contact us (smelamed@30yearsafter.org) today to learn more!

 

Consulting

Have questions about the nuances, cultural perspectives, and norms of our community? We’re here to help you navigate that. Offered hourly and by project.


Presentation

Want to learn more about Jewish-Iran past and present, and our community’s transition to Los Angeles? Our team offers an easily absorbable multi-media presentation, based on our unique Legacy Project. Various formats and lengths available.

Ideal for Conferences, saloons and parlor events, non-profit education, college or high school courses, corporate/professional events.


Training

Is your team or clientele engaging with the Iranian-Jewish community, and you’re interested in some further cultural awareness and inclusion training? We can help you gain the knowledge, background and tools for an open and welcoming atmosphere.

Ideal for business, non-profits, schools, and synagogues.

 

 

support us

Your tax deductible donation is what sustains our work.

 
 

 
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giving levels

Invest the emerging generation of Iranian-American Jews, as they take inherit the responsibility of the Jewish future. Join one of our Giving Levels, or make a meaningful gift of your choice.


sponsorships and other options

Inspired by our work, and want to make a bigger impact? Here are some other ways to make your donation go further. Contact our Executive Director (smelamed@30yearsafter.org) to learn more about any of these opportunities.

  1. Corporate Event Sponsorships

  2. Personal/Family Event Sponsorships

  3. Sponsor a Maher Fellow

  4. Sponsor a Legacy Project Video

  5. Naming Rights

  6. Donate in honor of or in memory of a loved one

  7. Host a Parlor Meeting

  8. Share your ideas