ZAGBA Zoroastrian Association of Greater Boston Area
Future ZAGBA event dates for 2019

Future ZAGBA event dates for 2019

Below are the next  4  ZAGBA event dates for 2019. We look forward to seeing you at the events. Picnic  Saturday June 22 2019 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm.                                                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 […]

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Picnic

Picnic

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 […]

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ZAGBA Scholarship Awards

ZAGBA Scholarship Awards

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 […]

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Daryush Mehta at the WZCC AGM & Global Meet

Daryush Mehta at the WZCC AGM & Global Meet

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 […]

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Zoroastrian Shark Tank Competition

Zoroastrian Shark Tank Competition

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 […]

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Navroze/Nowruz function on  Saturday March 23, 2019

Navroze/Nowruz function on Saturday March 23, 2019

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 […]

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Update: Thousands of Meals packed and sent to Hurricane Victims

Update: Thousands of Meals packed and sent to Hurricane Victims

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 […]

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Game Night – February 9, 2019

Game Night – February 9, 2019

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 […]

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Sarosh nu Patru Prayers

Sarosh nu Patru Prayers

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 […]

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Cookbook

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 […]

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L to R: Roshni Kapadia Hirjibehedin, Cyrus Hirjibehedin, Nazneen Vimadalal, Zubin Talavia, Pria Antia and Anahita Dastur

FEZANA update

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 […]

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Zainab Mughal: Toddler with cancer spurs hunt for rare blood

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 […]

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FEZANA – Medical Appeal for Iyanaa Zubin Daruwalla

FEZANA – Medical Appeal for Iyanaa Zubin Daruwalla

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 […]

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ZAGBA Sponsored-Pine Street Inn Dinner for the Homeless

ZAGBA Sponsored-Pine Street Inn Dinner for the Homeless

        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:             […]

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Upcoming Volunteering Events – Please note the Dates

Upcoming Volunteering Events – Please note the Dates

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 […]

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Gahambar 2018

Gahambar 2018

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. […]

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2018 Shahenshai New Year Function – August 25

2018 Shahenshai New Year Function – August 25

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 […]

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What’s New?   FEZANA Spring Issue 2018

What’s New? FEZANA Spring Issue 2018

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 […]

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FEZANA Spring Issue 2018: Emerging Leader Daryush Mehta

FEZANA Spring Issue 2018: Emerging Leader Daryush Mehta

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 […]

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FEZANA Spring Issue 2018: Book review by Jamshed Kapadia

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 […]

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FEZANA Spring Issue 2018: Emerging Leader Cyrus Hirjibehedin

FEZANA Spring Issue 2018: Emerging Leader Cyrus Hirjibehedin

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 […]

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Prof. Kaikhosrov Irani passes away

Prof. Kaikhosrov Irani passes away

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. […]

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RMS Medal for Scanning Probe Microscopy

RMS Medal for Scanning Probe Microscopy

We are thrilled to share the news that our very dear friend Dr. Cyrus Farokh Hirjibehedin is a 2018 Royal Microscopical Society Medal recipient  RMS Medal Series 2018 Winners Announced After a difficult decision-making process, the RMS is proud to announce the winners for 2018, spanning all microscopy techniques and applications. A new series of Medals […]

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Harvard meal-packing project

Dear ZAGBA Community, It’s that time of the year, where ZAGBA joins forces with the Harvard Chaplains and works side by side with religious and non-religious communities to pack thousands of meal boxes for the Interfaith Thanksgiving Meal-Packing Service Project.  This is a community service event for all family members, so to families with younger […]

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