Sarah Moosazadeh

Staff Writer - Atlanta Jewish Times

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

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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...

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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...

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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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Bukharian Refugee Recounts Hardships in U.S.

Excitement filled Nelly Iskhakova when she and 30 of her family members boarded a plane in 1991 to travel from Uzbekistan to America. But she didn't know the journey that...

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Iraqi Jew Tells Forgotten Story of Escape

As government upheaval spread through Iraq in the 1940s and late '60s, many Iraqi Jews fled as refugees. Americans know little of the millennia-old community's history, but...

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Atlantan's in the Room Where 'Hamilton' Happens

Parents usually advise their children to stay in school, but Jennifer Geller's mother encouraged her to skip out of school to pursue acting. Listening to that advice led Geller...

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AJA Students Walk Out Later for Jewish Values

Atlanta Jewish Academy Upper School students joined thousands of their peers across the nation to walking out of class Wednesday, March 14, in memory of the 14 teens and three...

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Hebrew Immersion Camp Builds Bond to Judaism

Hebrew immersion programs at Jewish day camps offer benefits that persuade some parents to enroll their kids every summer. Learning Hebrew helps kids connect with Israel and...

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Cancer Doesn't Matter at Aurora Day Camp

Enrolling in summer camp is inconceivable for many children diagnosed with cancer. But this June the Sunrise Association is opening Aurora Day Camp, its eighth camp and first in...

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Jewish Camps Offer Refuge After Tragedies

Jewish summer camps in Georgia have experienced a painful offseason. The 17 people slain at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 included Camp Coleman alumna Alyssa...

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700 Help News' Youngest Daughter Marry

Dassie New's fondest memory of her youngest daughter's wedding is the dance her grandchildren performed for the bride and groom at the reception. It was the fifth and largest...

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Danz's Double: Mitzvah Expo Hits 13, Gets Hitched

Shelly Danz is no stranger to organizing simchas. She is the founder of Atlanta Party Connection, which just celebrated its own bar mitzvah Feb. 25 after hosting its 13th Bar &...

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Orthodox Community Confronts Sexual Harassment

The Orthodox Jewish community isn't immune to the types of sexual misconduct that sparked the #MeToo movement the past year. "Sexual harassment in the community is routine,"...

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Purim Baskets Support AMIT Schools in Israel

Keren Fisher's goal isn't to build bridges in the community when she and other volunteers package Purim baskets to help fund AMIT Children in Israel, but it is one of her...

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Ottoman Empire Carried Sephardim Up and Down

The expulsion of Jews from the Iberian Peninsula at the end of the 15th century led to the creation of a distinct Sephardic Jewish community in the Ottoman Empire until its...

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Witness to Devastation in Puerto Rico

Much of Puerto Rico remains devastated and faces problems with supplies of power, food and fresh water almost five months after Hurricane Maria swept across the island at...

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HIAS, JF&CS Helped Settle Jewish Refugees in Atlanta

Almost 30 years have passed since my parents emigrated from Iran to Atlanta to escape persecution. They were among countless Jewish refugees who resettled in the area with the...

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AJA Immortalizes Polish Holocaust Survivors

Women of all ages gathered for this year's Atlanta Jewish Academy Upper School Chagiga play, "The Might of Right," which recounts stories of bravery relayed by community...

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Arno, Frantz Are Top Two at Power of One

More than 300 guests gathered to honor 27 people from Atlanta's Jewish organizations who have demonstrated empathy to people with disabilities at the fourth annual Power of One...

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Emory Lecture Turns to Ottoman Empire

The five-century history of Sephardic Jews in the Ottoman Empire is the topic of the 22nd annual Tenenbaum Family Lecture in Judaic Studies on Monday, Feb. 12. "So much of what...