Sarah Moosazadeh

Staff Writer - Atlanta Jewish Times

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

Contact: [email protected]

Portfolio

Migration Transforms America, Mideast
"Massive shifts in population and human rights have led to a desire for change," Dean Jacqueline Royster of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech said while...
Obama's Exit Offers Israel Fresh Hope - AJT
By Sarah Moosazadeh | [email protected] Israel was unhappy with the U.S. approach to the Middle East throughout Barack Obama's presidency, Gil Hoffman told a gathering at...
Women in Mideast Struggle for Rights - AJT
By Sarah Moosazadeh | [email protected] Women lag in rights across much of the Middle East, but they increasingly are taking prominent roles in protests against...

News, Culture, Arts, Education

Nursing Degree Fulfills Persian Family's Dreams
Jewish Iranian-American Jessica Nooriel believes her graduation from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory fulfills not only her dreams, but also those of her...
Barnsley Offers Timeless Home Away From Home
Drive past Adairsville's acres of farmland along a winding road known as CCC and you will see signs for Barnsley Resort. The hour ride northwest of Atlanta leads to an...
Pinup Fashion Empowers Women With Nostalgia
Pinup model Shellie Schmals recalls as a child dancing with her father on weekends while playing 1950s records in the background. The experience is one of many that spurred her...
Izzy Maternity Goes Beyond Moms-to-Be
Israel Vahaba has managed Izzy Maternity for 33 years. In that time, he has witnessed a shift in fashion and his customers' average age, but the one thing that hasn't changed,...
Love Unwavering as Israel Evolves, AJC Is Told
Flare-ups in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict such as the violence in recent weeks on the Gaza border can force the religious community to speak up and enter the challenging...
Differences Set Van Michael a Cut Above
Hairstyles have come and gone, but Van Michael Salon has tried to provide customers a different experience for 34 years. After opening in 1984 at 39 W. Paces Ferry Road, which...
Riverwood Friends Honor Brain Cancer Battle
Riverwood seniors Sophie Yagoda and Lily Schneider didn't just want to make a difference when their friend Brantley Dobbs died of DIPG, a malignant pediatric brain tumor. They...
Pain Worth Gain For Ben Levy After Donating Marrow
Atlanta trial lawyer Ben Levy was about to approach the Kotel when his father, Robert, sent him a text, telling him that a relative was accepting the bone marrow Levy had...
Robotic Arm Helps Drummer Beat Disability
Georgia Tech professor Gil Weinberg has worked on musical robots for years, but after drummer Jason Barnes asked him to create a prosthetic that would help him perform again,...
Silcox Stands by Legislative Record
Rep. Deborah Silcox faces opposition in the Republican primary for Georgia's 52nd District from Gavi Shapiro on May 22, but the freshman lawmaker said she is not worried because...
Silcox Challenger Separates Politics From Religion
Gavi Shapiro is not letting politics interfere with his principles as an Orthodox Jew while running against incumbent Deborah Silcox in the Republican primary for Georgia's 52nd...
Sniper Instructor: FIDF Donations Crucial
His military friends called him an idiot for eating sandwiches with sand and standing in the sun when he could be partying at college, but Israel Defense Forces Sgt. Yaniv's...
Tourism to Israel Keeps Smashing Records
With new hotels seemingly arising on every corner, a lively nightlife, and enough restaurants and museums to satisfy a range of appetites, Israel's tourism has boomed the past...
Red Pepper Off to Sizzling Start in Brookhaven
Quality ingredients and a family-friendly atmosphere are not the only reasons chef Mimmo Alboumeh's Red Pepper Taqueria is doing well since opening in Town Brookhaven, but they...
5 Students Blamed for Anti-Semitic Graffiti
Milton police arrested five high school students Friday, April 13, in connection with anti-Semitic graffiti discovered on a Jewish family's driveway four days earlier. Hilary...
Trump, Obama Share Mideast Goals, Not Tactics
When pro-Israel people evaluate the U.S. president, they focus on his attitude toward Israel, but his views on the Middle East as a whole determine his stance on Israel, Michael...
Israel Is Unsurprisingly Unfinished at Age 70
Israel has done a lot in 70 years in comparison with the United States at the same age in 1846, said Ken Stein, the president of the Center for Israel Education, but it remains...
Anti-Semitism, Forgetfulness Haunt Yom HaShoah
A crowd of young and old community members gathered on a rainy day to commemorate Yom HaShoah and honor the lives of 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust. The weather forced...
1948 War Veteran Haunted by Experiences
When you ask Cobb County resident Chaim Avneri what he remembers about the Israeli War of Independence, he says he tries not to. But the sacrifices he and others made to ensure...
Polish Atrocities in Holocaust Echo Across Decades
Poles under occupation in World War II killed more Jews than they killed Germans, Jan Gross told an audience at Emory University. The number of Jews killed by Poles in Poland...
Slain Survivor's Memorial Targets Anti-Semitism
A small but vigilant crowd gathered on short notice on a windy day roughly 30 hours before the start of Passover for an American Jewish Committee-organized memorial for...
Jewish Pole Vaulters Soar Toward Records, Titles
The concept of l'dor vador resonated with Davis Academy middle school social studies teacher Matthew Barry after he witnessed one of many Pole Vault Atlanta Jewish athletes...
Infertility Struggle Calls for Support, Not Shame
Lynn Goldman was pushing a stroller with her twins inside when a passer-by asked, "Are they real?" It took Goldman a while to realize the person was asking whether her children...
PJ Our Way Helps Kids Choose Their Own Adventure
Choice is key part of PJ Our Way, an extension of PJ Library that enables kids to build leadership skills and create their own experiences, says the Jewish Federation of Greater...
Iranian-Jewish Refugee Sees Parallels With Muslims
Walking through the streets of Shiraz one day, Hengameh Pourfakhr and her friends were scolded by a basij officer for laughing in public. The encounter was the last straw for...
Persian Jewish Traditions Influence Seder
As Iran's political climate began to turn in the late 1970s, Safa Nooromid's family sensed the need to escape. Her father suggested they travel to Israel for a short while until...

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