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sam yebri, president of the board

Sam Yebri is the President and Co-Founder of 30 Years After.  An attorney and former Los Angeles City Commissioner, Sam also serves on the board of directors of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, and ETTA, and is also deeply involved with AIPAC and the Jewish Federation.


Board of Directors

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Michael yadegaran

Michael is a founding board member and former Executive Vice President of 30 Years After. Michael has served his community in various leadership roles over the past decade; he currently practices law and lives in Los Angeles. 


amir ahobim

Amir is a Los Angeles native who works as a Broker in Real Estate. He enjoys cooking anything he purchases at the local Farmer’s Market and reading non-fiction, with his favorite books being The Alchemist and The Gifts of Imperfection. After experiencing the Maher Fellowship in the 4th cohort and having gained the wealth of knowledge and resources of leadership, Amir is excited to be on the board of 30 Years After.


debbie afar

Debbie was born and raised in Santa Monica. She has seven years of experience working in the fields of nonprofit management and fundraising. She enjoys the beach, yoga, and trying new restaurants. 


alan daneshrad

Alan is an alumnus of the Maher Fellowship 2016 (Cohort 3), an attorney and a double Bruin, having received his Bachelor’s and LL.M. (Masters in Law) degree from UCLA. Since graduating, Alan has launched Daneshrad Law, PC, and he has volunteered in various Iranian Jewish organizations. He also enjoys photography, a passion he has held for over 15 years.

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jasmin niku

Jasmin is a founding member of 30 Years After and has served on the Board of Directors since 2007. Jasmin has been involved with AIPAC for many years and continues to be interested in pro-Israel advocacy and Middle East politics.  She is currently part of the in-house legal team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Jasmin holds a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) law school. 


jason youdeem

Jason is the founder of The Maher Fellowship. He is the Los Angeles Fellows Manager for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Prior to AIPAC, Jason worked at Google and at Relief International, a humanitarian NGO. Jason is a graduate of the UCLA, where he focused on Globalization and Political Science. Jason is a graduate of PresenTenseLA, a social entrepreneurship incubator. Jason is also honored to serve on the Jewish Federation's Young Adult Engagement & Leadership Development Committee.


Jennifer ahdoot

Jennifer is an alumna of the Maher Fellowship 2016 (Cohort 3) and thrilled to continue her involvement with 30 Years After as a member of the Board of Directors. With East Coast roots, a BS in Political Science from San Diego State (Go Aztecs!) and a career in Digital Advertising at iHeartRadio, she brings a unique perspective to the Iranian Jewish community of Los Angeles.

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jonathan york

Jonathan York is an alumnus of the inaugural Maher Fellowship and the student body president at Stanford Law School. An accomplished photographer, he previously worked at Twitter, Deloitte Consulting, and the US State Department. Jonathan earned his B.A. from Stanford, where he delivered the commencement address.


rebecca bolour

Rebecca joined the Board of Directors in 2012 and enjoys being a leader in the Iranian Jewish community.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA, and her Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School.  She also served as a fellow in the inaugural class of the Maher Fellowship in 2014.


tabby refael

Tabby is a co-founder of 30 Years After and its former Executive Director. She has served in the realms of Jewish community non-profit and pro-Israel advocacy for over 12 years, and lectures regularly regarding the state of Iranian Jews, American-Iranian relations, and the Iranian-American Jewish diaspora. Tabby also writes on matters relating to the Iranian-American Jewish community for The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles.


donna maher

Donna is an alumna of the inaugural class of the Maher Fellowship in 2014. She is a digital brand strategist that specializes in helping startup business grow. She holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University and is passionate about empowering women and girls, which she exercises through her passion project @youarebeautifulmovement. Donna also serves as Chair of the Maher Fellowship Alumni Program.