Chaplain at Harvard University

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We would like to recognize Daryush Mehta and all his contributions to the ZAGBA community. It is with great humility that I represent the Zoroastrian community as a Chaplain at Harvard University. Dr. Cyrus Mehta has diligently represented the Zoroastrian community in this capacity for 15 years, and I am honored to continue his good […]

2019 Annual Harvard Interfaith Thanksgiving Meal-packaging Service Project

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Dear ZAGBA volunteersSpecial THANK YOU for bringing your energy last weekend…and for many of you, year after year after year! Without each and every one of you, we would not be able to pull this off and provide so much to families in need. A few pics attached. If you took any, feel free to […]

Parsi Shopping List

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Shopping for parsi wedding items, Ses etc. Tailors for Daglis. Wedding Sari. Click HERE for the list.

2019 Annual Jashan and Gahambar Celebrations

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Please help ZAGBA and send in photos of this event.

ZAGBA’s Trip to the Dar-e-Mehr, Suffern, NY

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Photos from a community day trip to the ZAGNY Dar-e-Mehr in Suffern, NY. Besides ZAGNY and ZAPANJ, this year the ZAMWI community also joined us.

2019 Promo for the FEZANA Journal

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2019 Promo for the FEZANA Journal

A Note From Our Youth – 7WZYC

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Photo (L to R): Nasreen Bhumgara, Ariana Bakhtyari & Cherag Kapadia A Note From Our Youth – 7WZYC July Fourth is a holiday spent with friends and family. This year, we were able to celebrate the week of July Fourth with new friends from around the world when we attended the 7th World Zoroastrian Youth […]

Children’s Religious Education Classes

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2019-2020 Class Dates: September: There will not be a class in Bedford, MA.  Instead, a joint class will be held with the ZAGNY and ZAPANJ communities during the ZAGBA trip to the NY Dar-E-Mehr in Suffern, NY on Saturday, September 14, 2019. October 6, 2019 November 3, 2019 December 8, 2019 January 5, 2020 February 9, […]

ZAGBA 2019 Shahenshai New Year

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August 24 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM (Saturday). First Parish Church United 48 Main Street Westford, MA 01886 It is our pleasure to invite the ZAGBA Community and their family and friends on August 24, 2019 – Shahenshahi New Year Function.  We have planned an evening of fun with some entertainment and of course delicious food.  […]

Dr Cyrus F. Hirjibehedin Presented Royal Microscopical Society Medal for Scanning Probe Microscopy

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by Arzan Wadia @ Parsi Khabar We are thrilled to share the news that our dear friend Cyrus F. Hirjibehedin received the Royal Microscopy Society (RMS) Gold Medal in Manchester, UK on July 2, 2019 for his work in STM microscopy when he was at University College of London at the London Center of Nanotechnology. […]

ZAGBA youth attending the 7th World Zoroastrian Youth Congress

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Meet our ZAGBA youth headed to California to attend the 7th WZYC from July 1 – 6 2019 Nasreen Bhumgara is going to be a Pre-Med student at the University of Maryland Cherag Kapadia works at Raytheon Inc. and is looking forward to learning more about our culture and religion while meeting fellow Zoroastrians at […]

ZAGBA Community Calendar 2019 – 2020

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Dear Zagba members,  Some of you have reached out that you would like to submit photos and sponsor a calendar spot. Please submit your photos and requests no later than June 30th to ensure that they can be included in the calendar.  Calendars are available for sale at $15 per Calendar, or you can buy 3 Calendars for $40. You must order […]

Future ZAGBA event dates for 2019

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Below are the next  4  ZAGBA event dates for 2019. We look forward to seeing you at the events. Saturday August 24, 2019             Pateti Saturday September 14, 2019        New York trip Saturday October 19, 2019             Gambhar  (To be confirmed) The details for each of these events will be sent out shortly. Also look […]

Picnic

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Dear Zagba Community, We will be hosting the Zagba Picnic/Biking event at the Millenium Park, 300 Gardner Street, West Roxbury on Saturday June 22 2019 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for family and friends to enjoy the outdoors for a picnic,  riding with your bikes on the loop and/or walking on the trails. Families and […]

ZAGBA Scholarship Awards

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Outstanding High School Student Award And High School Student Recognition Award ZAGBA Education Subcommittee is accepting applications for the annual ZAGBA Scholarship Awards from the Zoroastrian students belonging to the ZAGBA organization. Two awards (Outstanding High School Student Award and High School Student Recognition Award) are presented each year at Pateti/Navroze event in August.  Both […]

Daryush Mehta at the WZCC AGM & Global Meet

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Our own ZAGBA Daryush Mehta attended the WZCC AGM in Florida and was an invited guest. WZCC AGM AND GLOBAL MEET, ORLANDO, FLORIDA, USA. May 1-5, 2019. Highlights16th May, 2019 The concept of hosting a joint WZCC & FEZANA AGM came up in 2017. It was discussed with the Central Florida WZCC Chapter and FEZANA Small […]

Zoroastrian Shark Tank Competition

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FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER AT A WORLD ZOROASTRIAN YOUTH CONGRESS !!  WZCC YOUTH Wing along with 7WZYC brings youZoroastrian Shark Tank 2019 ARE YOU A YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR? If yes, are you looking to get that extra capital to catapult your business into success? Apply now to the first ever WZCC Zoroastrian Shark Tank 2019 held at […]

Navroze/Nowruz function on Saturday March 23, 2019

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It is our pleasure to invite you all, with family and friends to the Navroze/Nowruz function on  Saturday March 23, 2019 at Church of St. John of Damascus, 300 West Street, Dedham, Ma 02026.  The evening will be magical, starting with some lovely appetizers, followed by a magician/illusionist performance and delicious dinner/dessert. Please remember to renew your […]

Update: Thousands of Meals packed and sent to Hurricane Victims

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Dear ZAGBA Community, We are so pleased to inform you that the Meal Packing drive that was scheduled for January 27th went off very well and which would not have been possible without your tremendous support, whether by way of donations and/or volunteer help. It was overwhelming to see every one’s enthusiasm, generosity in giving […]

Game Night – February 9, 2019

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Dear ZAGBA Community,     ZAGBA has organized a fun-filled Game Night, for all ages to enjoy. Below are the details on the event, including the menu, fees. Where:  Temple Shalom Emeth, 16 Lexington St., Burlington, MA 01803When:   Saturday February 9, 2019Time:     6:00pm-10:00pm Evening Program 6:00-6:30pm Meet Greet, Appetizers** &  non-alcoholic drinks 6:30-8:00pm Games 8:00-8:45pm Pizza and Salad, Dessert** 8:45-9:45pm  Games 9:45-10:00pm Clean Up**Menu option: You are welcome […]

Sarosh nu Patru Prayers

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Please see message below from Firoza Panthaki and her family on the passing away of her dear beloved mom (Firoza is also an ex-President of the ZAGBA Board and she and Farhad are very active members of the community).  ZAGBA Board members are saddened to send this message on her behalf and sends to Firoza […]

Cookbook

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Cooking for Kids Cookbook Paperback or Kindle edition. (Distributed for 2019 FEZANA Subscriptions) Welcome to Parsi Cuisine. It’s always a great idea to involve kids in the kitchen. As a mom and an avid cook for my family, I initiated my daughter and son into baking cookies, cakes, making scrambled eggs (akuri), pancakes, pizza and helping […]

FEZANA update

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Photo: L to R: Roshni Kapadia Hirjibehedin, Cyrus Hirjibehedin, Nazneen Vimadalal, Zubin Talavia, Pria Antia and Anahita Dastur Submitted by Nazneen Vimadalal – Zoroastrian Association of the Greater Boston Area (ZAGBA) On August 25, 2018 at the Zoroastrian Association of the Greater Boston Area (ZAGBA) Shahenshai Navroze function, Cyrus Hirjibehedin was recognized for receiving the […]

Zainab Mughal: Toddler with cancer spurs hunt for rare blood

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Zainab Mughal: Toddler with cancer spurs hunt for rare blood. A two-year-old US girl who needs several blood transfusions to fight cancer has spurred a global campaign to search for compatible donors. Zainab Mughal has one of the rarest blood types in the world, which makes it difficult to treat her condition. Campaigners say more […]

FEZANA – Medical Appeal for Iyanaa Zubin Daruwalla

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Dear ZAGBA Community,   Please see below a very moving appeal from a father to help his daughter.  ZAGBA Board urges you all to please read this appeal and donate if you can, for this very noble and genuine cause. (Link is below, if you wish to donate)   Thank you.   Warm wishes, ZAGBA […]

ZAGBA Sponsored-Pine Street Inn Dinner for the Homeless

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        Dear ZAGBA Community, ZAGBA is organizing a meal serving volunteer event at the Pine Street Inn (homeless shelter) in Boston.  Thanks to the generous donation by Andrea Gabert and Daryush Mehta, we will be able to provide a healthy nutritious dinner at the Pine Street Inn to approx. 300-350 people. DATE:             Sunday, October 28th. TIME:             […]

Upcoming Volunteering Events – Please note the Dates

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Dear ZAGBA Community, Please note the upcoming Volunteering opportunities.  Individual emails will follow eventually, for each event noted below with full details.   Event 1: Pine Street Inn, Boston, MA –  Sunday, October 28th, 2018: .  4:00 pm till 6:30 pm.   ZAGBA will be sponsoring a Volunteering event on Sunday, October 28th at the Pine […]

Gahambar 2018

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Dear ZAGBA Community: It is our pleasure to invite you and your family & friends to the 2018 Annual Jashan and Gahambar Celebrations (Jashan ceremony followed by Dinner). We will start the Jashan promptly at 4:40 PM. Please be mindful of the time and plan to arrive by 4:30 pm to minimize disruption during the prayer ceremony. […]

ZAGBA’s Trip to the Dar-e-Mehr, Suffern, NY. Saturday, September 15, 2018, 7.30 am to 9.00 pm

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2018 Shahenshai New Year Function – August 25

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PHOTOS and VIDEOS are in! See Gallery     UPDATE: Please note that we have the hall from 5:30-10:30 and instead of 6:30 as the start we ask that folks show up around 6 pm to partake in the social hour and appetizers. Address is: First Parish Church United 48 Main Street Westford, MA 01886 […]

What’s New? FEZANA Spring Issue 2018

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Book review :  by Jamshed Kapadia In Hot Blood—The Nanavati Case that shook India By Bachi Karkaria   “Emerging Leaders” by Edul Daver & Yasmin Pavri Leaders provide a Vision : They set a direction to accomplish objectives and then align people & goals by providing motivation, inspiration and incentives. They look for incremental successes which […]

FEZANA Spring Issue 2018: Emerging Leader Daryush Mehta

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DARYUSH MEHTA, CAMBRIDGE, MA (35-45 YRS) Daryush has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a PhD in Speech & Hearing, Bioscience, and Technology from MIT. He has received several awards from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and won the Hamdan International Presenter Award at the 45th Annual Symposium of The Voice […]

FEZANA Spring Issue 2018: Book review by Jamshed Kapadia

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In Hot Blood—The Nanavati Case that shook India By Bachi Karkaria; reviewed by Jamshed Kapadia Pps:  302 Price: Rs. 699 Publisher: Juggernaut Books ISBN:  978-93-8622-827-7 “In Hot Blood” is a true story of love, honor, infidelity, and deceit.  This real-life drama has all the key elements of a best-seller fiction—a hero who spent months on […]

FEZANA Spring Issue 2018: Emerging Leader Cyrus Hirjibehedin

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CYRUS HIRJIBEHEDIN, NEWTON, MA (35 – 45 YRS) Cyrus obtained his B.S. in Physics & Computer Science from Stanford University and an M.A & M.Phil and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Cyrus joined the IBM Almaden Research Center as a Postdoctoral Scientist. He taught at UCLA as Assistant & Associate Professor before moving to University College […]

Prof. Kaikhosrov Irani passes away

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Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York (ZAGNY) announces with great sorrow that our beloved Prof. Kaikhosrov Irani (KD and Keku to his associates and close friends) passed away on June 29, 2017 at the age of 95. Condolences may be sent to his niece Zarine Weil, zbweil@comcast.com and Zarine’s son Darius Weil, darius.weil@gmail.com. At Prof. […]