Sāzmān-i Bānovān-i Yahudī-yi Irānī (Iranian Jewish Women’s Organization)
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Sāzmān-i Bānovān-i Yahudī-yi Irānī, the Iranian Jewish Women’s Organization (IJWO), was founded in Los Angeles in 1976 as a successor to Sāzmān-i Bānovān-i Yahud-i Iran (SBYI; The Jewish Ladies’ Organization of Iran), which was founded in Tehran in 1947. The SBYI was established in response to the need to ameliorate health and educational conditions for Jewish women and children. Although it still exists in Iran in name, its apogee was between 1947 and 1978. Its organizational activities included the establishment o…

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Nahid Pirnazar, “Sāzmān-i Bānovān-i Yahudī-yi Irānī (Iranian Jewish Women’s Organization)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 24 June 2018
First published online: 2010

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