Sinai Successes

Growing Up Jewish In Iran

On Wednesday, January 30, approximately 200 people joined us for Growing Up Jewish in Iran. In conversation with Cantor Marcus Feldman, Hazzan Farid Dardashti discussed his Jewish identity and his one-of-a-kind journey to becoming a cantor. Hazzan Dardashti’s path was anything but ordinary. He grew up in Iran wanting to become an architect, got picked up for a couple of years as a TV Star and, finally, ended up studying music and becoming a cantor in the United States. All proof that there is no single “face” of Judaism!

Over the past thirty years, Hazzan Dardashti has established himself as both a distinguished cantor and a popular concert artist, bridging the worlds of East and West with international Jewish music, folk music, and a classical Broadway/pop repertoire.

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