Chanukah celebrates the Jewish affirmation of our spiritual values, and a refusal to buckle down to life under extremist ideologies.

This Chanukah, Los Altos Chabad brings you a different story of Freedom.

Jacqueline Saper's comfortable childhood and adolescence in a Jewish family in Iran ended in 1978 as the country convulsed with civil unrest and social clashes. In 1979 came a revolution: The Shah (king) was ousted, and Ayatollah Khomeini returned from exile. Iran was now an Islamic theocracy. In a deeply intimate and personal story, Jacqueline will be sharing stories from her memoir, "From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran," to provide us thought-provoking and inspiring views on overcoming difficult situations and fighting for self-determination.

Please join us Sunday, December 9th at 7:30 PM for an inspiring evening. 

Speaker Bio: Jacqueline Saper is a writer, commentator, public speaker, analyst, and translator. Her memoir, From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran, is Foreword Reviews' "Diversity Book of the Week," and Curated Magazine "Must Read book of Fall 2019." The book is also a finalist for the 2020 Clara Johnson Award for Women's Literature presented by the Jane's Stories Press Foundation. An expert on Iranian subject matter, her opinion columns and articles appear in national and international publications. She speaks on the Middle East and human rights subject matter and appears on radio and television shows such as PBS, WLS Jen Weigel show, D'Tycoon Show, and the Homa Sarshar Show (in Farsi). Learn more about Jacqueline by visiting