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Notable Bukharan Jews

  • Jacques Abramoff - Monegasque businessman, inventor, past president of the Monaco Jewish Community
  • Yisrael Aharoni - Israeli chef and restaurateur
  • Jacob Arabov - Proprietor of Jacob & Co.
  • Ari Babakhanov - Musician from Uzbekistan
  • Amnon Cohen - Israeli politician and member of the Knesset for Shas.
  • Rena Galibova - Soviet actress, "People's Artist of Tajikistan" (an awarded title, alluding to national prominence)
  • Meirkhaim Gavrielov - Journalist murdered in Tajikistan in 1998
  • Shimon Hakham - Bukharan-Israeli Rabbi/ Writer/ One of the founders of the Bukharan Quarter
  • Robert Ilatov - Israeli politician and member of the Knesset for Yisrael Beiteinu
  • Barno Itzhakova - vocalist, famous for her rendition of traditional Shashmaqom songs in Tajik and Uzbek
  • Lev Leviev - Billionaire businessman, investor, philanthropist, president of the World Congress of Bukharian Jews
  • Boris Kandov - President of the Bukharian Jewish Congress of the USA and Canada
  • Malika Kalontarova - Dancer, "People's Artist of Soviet Union" (Queen of Eastern Dance)
  • Fatima Kuinova - Soviet singer, "Merited Artist of the Soviet Union"
  • Yosef Maimon - Religious leader
  • Ilyas Malayev- Musician and Poet from Uzbekistan, "Honored Artist of Uzbekistan"
  • Dorrit Moussaieff - First Lady of Iceland
  • Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson - Author
  • Shlomo Moussaieff (businessman) - Israeli millionaire businessman
  • Shlomo Moussaieff (rabbi) - Co-founder of the Bukharan Quarter in Jerusalem
  • Yudik Mullodzhanov - Tenor and teacher. Also known as "Bukharian Pavarotti"
  • Rosa Mullodzhanova - Opera Singer "Honored Artist of Tajikistan"
  • Shoista Mullodzhanova - Shashmakon singer, "People's Artist of Tajikistan" (Queen of Shashmakom music)
  • Gavriel Mullokandov Popular Shashmakom artist, "People's Artist of Uzbekistan"
  • Jacob Nasirov - Bukharan-American Rabbi from Afghanistan (member of the Bukharian Rabbinical Counsel)
  • Anthony Yadgaroff - British Businessman, Jewish community leader
  • Idan Yaniv - Israeli singer, "2007 Israeli Artist of the Year"
  • Itzhak Yehoshua - Chief Rabbi of the Bukharan Jews in the USA
  • Suleiman Yudakov - Soviet composer and musician, "People's Artist of the Uzbek SSR"

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