Our Mission

To promote the participation and leadership of Iranian-American Jews in American political, civic and Jewish life.

Our History

Feeling that it was time for an organized representative voice for our community, a handful of Iranian-American Jewish young professionals sat around a coffee table in 2007 to create 30 YEARS AFTER. 

30 YEARS AFTER is the only initiative created for and by Iranian-American Jewish young professionals, with the mission of promoting the participation and leadership of our vibrant community in American political, civic and Jewish life. The founders of 30 YEARS AFTER are driven by the belief that after three decades in the United States, it was time for the Iranian-American Jewish community to embrace its responsibilities as Americans and as Jews. 30 YEARS AFTER has proudly become the entry point for many Jewish and other organizations to reach the Iranian-American Jewish community, as we also offer the leadership training sought after for lay leadership opportunities with these organizations. 30 YEARS AFTER has worked hard to become the Iranian-American community’s leading and most recognized civic organization by educating, engaging, and empowering this dynamic and influential community.

30 YEARS AFTER fulfills its mission everyday through a host of educational, advocacy, and service-oriented programming, with a special focus on community and identity building. 

We are a non-partisan, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit.

OUR Role, Acknowledged

Our mission and work have been recognized by the greater Los Angeles community as an innovative, imperative and revolutionary through receipt of the following grants and more: 

  • Jewish Community Foundation's Cutting Edge Grant, 2008
  • NuRoot's Grant, 2012-2015
  • Joint Jewish Federation/JFVP Grant, 2016

Our board members and Fellowship graduates have been accepted and invited to many other leadership initiatives, including some of the following: 

  • ROI
  • Selah
  • Wexner Fellowship
  • Shalom Hartman
  • PresenTenseLA
  • Community Leadership Initiative (CLI)