Sarah Moosazadeh

Staff Writer - Atlanta Jewish Times

Writer covering Jewish happenings in Atlanta and various cultures around the world.

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Portfolio

How Israeli Tech Assists Philips Arena, Hawks
A crowd of young professionals packed Philips Arena 's Comcast Business Zone on Wednesday, Jan. 24, to hear Jason Parker discuss the facility's use of Israeli technology. As the...
Breman Exhibit Preserves Iraqi Jewish Heritage
Iraq had a flourishing Jewish community until political regimes forced most Jews to leave. Only a few remain, but people can view their rich culture at the Breman Museum's...
'ICU Grandpa' Comforts Babies at Scottish Rite
When you first hear David Deutchman's voice, you feel a sense of warmth and kindness. The tone matches his personality and is perhaps why babies embrace him when he volunteers...
DeKalb Teacher Accused of Abuse, Anti-Semitism
A teacher has been removed from the classroom at Peachtree Charter Middle School more than a month after students reported viewing a graphic video in class and accused him of...
Israeli Consulate Welcomes New Political Adviser
Maya Fidelman's attraction to people instead of molecules made her forgo a position at Teva Pharmaceuticals to pursue a career in politics, a passion she is fulfilling as the...
Double Standard for Free Speech Seen on Campus
Jewish college students can go to school anywhere and nowhere to feel safe, former University of California President Mark Yudof told a packed room at the Grand Hyatt in...
Koresh's Dances Move Through Mideast, Emotions
Dance is a form of storytelling for Koresh Dance Company 's artistic director, Ronen Koresh. It's also a platform to share his Yemenite culture. Koresh comes from a long line of...
Davis 7th-Graders Hit Road to Compare Religions
Encouraging students to learn about the world around them through different perspectives is one of the Davis Academy 's main objectives. It is also part of an integrated unit of...
Lefont Theater Sold, Becomes Springs Cinema
After more than 13 years under George Lefont's ownership, the Lefont Sandy Springs Theater has been sold to East Cobb resident Brandt Gully. The sale was finalized Nov. 8.,...
Food Paves a Parsi-Jewish Passage to India
Food's power to educate people about cultures united Parsi chef Meherwan Irani (owner of Chai Pani), Jewish chefs Todd Ginsberg ( The General Muir) and Eli Kirshtein (formerly...
4 Questions With Mark Yudof
Mark Yudof had a front-row seat for the rise of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement on American college campuses as the president of the University of California from...
AJA's Lower School Performs Winnie the Pooh
Atlanta Jewish Academy visited the house at Pooh Corner for the Lower School's performance of "Winnie the Pooh Kids." AJA first- through fourth-graders put on the show twice, on...
Innovative Techniques Help People Trace Their Genealogy
Gary Palgon has worked on genealogy since he was 13 and traced his family to the 1600s in Lyakhovichi, Belarus. He expanded on his findings and offered the Jewish Genealogical...
Persian Artist Preserves Jewish Heritage
Art is an addiction for Jewish Persian painter Dana Nehdaran as it is a platform to share his culture and connect the past and present. His latest series, "Esther's Children,"...
Reform Movement Fights for Israeli Awareness
Debates about Israel's relationship with the Diaspora, its stance on pluralism and the Reform movement's ability to attract people have grown heated at times this year. Prime...
Europe Struggles to Accept Islam
European attitudes toward Islam have shifted since 9/11 regarding the religion's compatibility with democracy, its future in Europe and the refugee crisis. Islam in Europe was...
Rabbi Bortz's Silence Leads to Self-Healing
Rabbi Analia Bortz lost her voice while she took prescription painkillers after a running accident four years ago, and that experience led her on a journey of self-healing that...
Teen Initiative Aims to Drive Engagement
The Atlanta Jewish Teen Initiative is launching programs more than a year after the Jim Joseph Foundation announced it was giving an Atlanta partnership $2.1 million over five...
JELF Raises $213K to Continue Support for Students
The Jewish Educational Loan Fund 's support for higher education through interest-free loans brought more than 500 community members together Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Westin...
Judaism Needs to Tweak Branding, Not Content
Communities must find ways to connect Judaism's traditional strengths to people who fell left out because of youth, lack of knowledge or other barriers, more than 800 attendees...
Chabad Israeli Center Welcomes New Torah
More than 200 people from East Cobb, Dunwoody, Toco Hills and Brookhaven gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Chabad Israeli Center Atlanta and the dedication of its...
PJ Baby Connector Creates Jewish Engagement
A new initiative of Jewish book club PJ Library is striving to help interfaith, single-parent and unengaged families with young children enhance Jewish learning and create...
5Church Restaurant Feeds Midtown's Soul
The food and ambience of 5Church aren't the only reasons visitors keep coming back to the Midtown restaurant, owner Ayman Kamel says. The concept for 5Church began six years ago...
Cobb Coin Menorah to Benefit Children's
Rabbi Ephraim Silverman hopes to impart the charitable lessons behind Chanukah gelt through Chabad of Cobb 's project Lights of Change. To help tie the holiday's message of...
ADL Helps Students Learn From Holocaust
How to confront racial prejudice and bigotry is one of many lessons Galloway School 11th-graders Eliza Frankel and Aden Simmonds brought home from the Anti-Defamation League 's...
JF&CS Seeks Donations for Holiday Gifts
Thanksgiving marks the start of the secular winter holiday season, when many struggling Atlanta families seek assistance from local organizations. That's where Jewish Family &...
AJA Student Fights Hunger With Desserts
When she visited the traveling exhibit of Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger at the Marcus JCC in January, Atlanta Jewish Academy senior Maayan Schoen gained an understanding of...
Mediterranean Flavors Influence Atlanta Cuisine
When Israeli native Hagar Sides visited Kroger's hummus section for the first time, she was fascinated and overwhelmed by the variety of flavors, such as red bean and edamame,...
JELF, Oglethorpe Share Drive to Make Difference
Understanding the importance of higher education and its impact on students is one of many reasons Oglethorpe University President Larry Schall is serving as the keynote speaker...
Amazon's Whole Foods Cuts Off Creamery
Jewish-owned AtlantaFresh Artisan Creamery has lost its best customer, Whole Foods, since Amazon closed its purchase of the eco-friendly grocery chain in August. Owner Ron Marks...

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