Shamim Elyaszadeh

Shamim Elyaszadeh Headshot

Shamim Elyaszadeh is a senior at Shalhevet High School. She is the president and board member of Firehawks 4 Israel, a club dedicated to educating students about Israel and its culture. Additionally, Shamim is a Stand with Us Leventhal Intern, which encourages her to be a better advocate and club leader at her school and beyond. Outside of school, Shamim is regularly at her dojo, where is a black belt and enjoys volunteering teaching karate to kids as a way of giving back to her community. Lastly, she loves playing Daf, a classical Persian percussion instrument that connects Shamim to her Persian heritage. 

Blog Posts

Collage of outline of Iran and Roya Hakakian

Speaking Out as an Iranian Jewish Woman

Shamim Elyaszadeh

As the daughter of two Iranian immigrants, I am compelled to take advantage of the opportunities and privileges my mother, aunts, and grandmothers were deprived of.

Collage of framed engravings of the story of Ruth

My Connection to Ruth

Shamim Elyaszadeh

Thanks to this beautiful drawing of the biblical story of Ruth in my house, I was able to develop an appreciation for Ruth and how her journey connects to mine.

Topics: Bible


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