ABOUT THE EVENT
On December 2, 2021, IAJF will celebrate its 20th anniversary. The Gala will be live broadcast from New York, bringing IAJF’s incomparable annual event home to you. We look forward to sharing this milestone with you, as we mark two decades of empowering and improving lives in Israel, locally, and around the world. Joined as always by dignitaries and performers, the IAJF 20th Annual Gala will be a night of inspiration and entertainment that you don’t want to miss.
Thank you to IAJF 20th Annual Gala Sponsor
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Iranian American Jewish Federation of New York (IAJF), is a community based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a global outlook.
Since 2001, IAJF has enabled Iranian Jews in the Greater New York area to collectively address matters pertaining to our local community and the State of Israel. IAJF represents the local Iranian Jewish community as needed, both in our area and to the world at large. IAJF celebrates the accomplishments of the Iranian Jewish community and invests its resources to support communities in need, cultivate future leaders, and safeguard Zionist ideals.
Since its establishment, IAJF has raised and allocated $63 Million to support over 215 organizations and humanitarian causes in various areas including health and first aid, programming for IDF soldiers, educational and social programs, and relief for the needy and victims of terror. IAJF also takes initiative in times of crisis, such as natural disasters or the more recent COVID pandemic, to provide emergency support and relief to those in need of aid.
Last May, during the war in Gaza, IAJF launched an emergency campaign in support of Israel. Thanks to the generosity of the Iranian Jewish community in NY, IAJF was able to raise and immediately distribute funds in support of residents of southern Israel, IDF soldiers on the frontlines, first responders, hospitals, and victims of terror, with one goal - to positively and urgently impact thousands of Israeli lives.
IAJF has been recognized for its excellent financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency by both Charity Navigator and Guidestar.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
FOUNDERS - CHAIRMEN EMERITUS
Elias Kalimian z"l
Yosef Shahery z”l
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Dr. David Abiri
Mike M. Nassimi
Dr. Robert Ohebshalom
Dr. Michael Ohebshalom
Dr. Daniel Roshan
Chelsea Sassouni Shmuely
Rabbi Yedidia Azrahian
EVENT PRODUCTION AND STRATEGIC CONSULTANT
Lin Meir-Drori, LINCommunication Yashir, Ltd.
Ahavat Shalom Synagogue
Ester Chapter of Hadassah
Iranian Jewish Center/Beth Hadassah Synagogue
Iranian Jewish Center of Roslyn
Paras Jewish Organization
Payam Cultural Society
Persian Congregation of Flatbush
Sephardic Heritage Alliance, Inc. (SHAI)
Sephardic Society of Manhattan
United Mashadi Jewish Community of America (Central Board)