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Publication Date: January 1995

Publisher(s): Conference of Jewish Communal Service (U.S.)

Author(s): Bruce A. Phillips; Mitra Kahrizi Khalil

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Social conditions (Marriage and family life)

Keywords: American Jews; Family

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The Iranian family in America is in transition between the traditional and American models of family life, and the difficulties of coping with this transition will remain a reality for Iranian Jews. Iranian young people want more independence and envy the open communication and freedom of American families, yet they still value the support and close involvement of the traditional Iranian family.