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Jews and Education in Modern Iran: Upward Mobility, Integration, and Identity

Jews and Education in Modern Iran: Upward Mobility, Integration, and Identity

Date and Time

Nov. 4, noon PST

Location

Zoom

Cost

Free

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This event is a lecture by Dr. Daniella Farah who is a Samuel W. and Goldye Marian Spain Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies at Rice University. This talk will explore Jews and education in twentieth-century Iran through the intersecting themes of upward mobility, identity formation, integration, and national belonging.

In addition to examining several Jewish-run schools in Iran, such as the Alliance, Ozar Hatorah, and ORT vocational schools, the talk will also address the eventual preference of many Jewish parents to send their children to non-Jewish schools.

By applying an educational lens to Iranian Jewish history, this talk will demonstrate how Jews navigated the educational sphere to find their place in the broader Iranian nation.

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