ZAGBA Zoroastrian Association of Greater Boston Area

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

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

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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Biking and Picnic

Dear ZAGBA Community   Please save the date for the ZAGBA Biking and Picnic on Saturday, June 16th at Millennium Park in West Roxbury. Further details and an Evite will follow in the coming days.   ***Note: The biking/picnic event scheduled for May on the ZAGBA calendars was pushed back to the later June date.  Thank you for your understanding.

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VAKHSHOORI Scholarships

Dear ZAGBA Community Please see the flyer below for information regarding Vakhshoori Scholarship and please pass this on to any deserving young Zarathushti. This past year’s winner’s include ZAGBA’s own Zarius Dubash and Zaal Panthaki. Vakhshoori Foundation Promoting leadership among Zoroastrian youth in academia, public life, and the arts Vakhshoori Scholarships 2017-2018 Award Winners Announcing Vakhshoori Scholarship […]

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ZAGBA Scholarship Awards

ZAGBA Scholarship Awards

ZAGBA Scholarship Awards For 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 […]

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ZAGBA Board (2018-2020)

Welcome to the Newly Elected ZAGBA Board (2018-2020) President: Zubin Talavia Joint Secretary: Anahita Dastur Vice President: Nazneen Vimadalal Secretary: Jimmy Daruwalla Treasurer: Supria (Sarma) Antia

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ZAGBA’s Navroze/Nowruz Celebration

Photos of the Event: Dear Friends, It is our pleasure to invite you all, with family and friends to the Navroze/Nowruz function on March 24th, 2018. It will be a fun evening with some delicious food and live music!!. Please RSVP by March 5th and in your RSVPs please inform us the age of each of your kids. This […]

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2018-19 ZAGBA Calendar

2018-19 ZAGBA Calendar

When you respond with your order for # of Spots/with high resolution photos/captions/calendars required, please send it as a new email and not by way of Reply to this message or any other future follow-up messages as t creates too many chain emails to sort through. If you put in your name in the subject line that […]

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January 2018 Party

January 2018 Party

Dear ZAGBA Community, We the ZAGBA Board are enthusiastically announcing a New Year-2018 Celebration Party! This is in lieu of the Holiday Party in December, which unfortunately got cancelled due to bad weather.  If you had already paid for the December’s Holiday Party, and are coming for this one, no need to send payment again.  However, you need […]

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Special Subscription Offer for FEZANA Journal

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Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Meal Packing Service 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.  Our own ZAGBA member, Daryush Mehta, who is the Zoroastrian Chaplain at Harvard is one […]

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