IN PHOTOS: Iranian Jewish Retirement Home in Tehran

Founded in 1963 by beneficent Iranian Jews, the care home houses some 80 elderly people - some from other religions as well.

The Jewish care home in Tehran was founded in 1963 by beneficent Iranian Jews. It is located in the southeastern part of the Iranian capital and houses some 80 elderly people.

In spite of its name, the care home is not restricted for Jews only and is open to people from other religions, such as Muslims.

After more than 2,500 years in Persia, Iran's Jewish community has lost more than 70 percent of its size – from 80,000 to 100,000 who lived there before the 1979 Islamic revolution.

A 2011 census puts the number of Jews currently living in Iran at 8,750, mostly in Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz. 

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