2017 Annual Jashan and Gahambar Celebration

Dear ZAGBA Community:

It is our pleasure to invite you and your family & friends to the 2017 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. Also, please remember to bring your scarves/prayer caps for the Jashan.

WHERE: Temple Shalom Emeth, 16 Lexington St., Burlington, MA 01803.

WHEN: Saturday October 14, 2017

TIME: 4:30 pm to 9.30 pm


Apps: Chicken Tikka, Chips, Water.

Dinner: Chicken Dhansak and a veg side dish to be catered by the Modys. (For younger kids, we will have plain yellow Dal/Rice.). There will be Dessert for all (ice-cream for kids).

SPECIAL NOTE: Please inform us if you are vegetarian or have any food allergies. For those familiar with Dhansak, it usually is gluten free.


Adults + Seniors: $20/per person

Students + Children (5 yrs and above): $10/per child or student

Children 4 and under: Free

In your RSVPs please mention if your child is 4 years or under, so as to not be charged.

IMPORTANT: The registration cutoff date is Wednesday, October 4, 2017. (We need your cooperation in sending us prompt responses by October 4, as we need a close estimate for dinner preparations).

LATE FEE*: ZAGBA will charge $5.00 per person if your payment is not postmarked by October 4, 2017. (*Board to strictly enforce this)


Please send in your payments no later than Wednesday, October 4, 2017

They should be mailed to the address below:

Please make checks payable to “ZAGBA” and mail them to:

Kaiomarz Dotivala, 11 Buckboard Dr., Westford, MA 01886

Thank you and see you all at the event

Warm regards,




  • September 16-NY’s Dar-e-Mehr Trip: On popular demand, we are again organizing a trip to NY’s Dar-e-Mehr.  The Evite will be going out in August. We will be taking this trip by bus and for those who want to travel by their car, can meet the ZAGBA group straight at the Dar-e-Mehr. ZAGBA has already booked a bus again for this year and as most of you know from last year’s trip, the seats on the bus are limited to approx. 50-52 seats.  So reservations will be strictly on first come basis (no favors), and hence with respect to your responses, please make sure you RSVP straight on the Evite in a timely manner.  Sending your RSVP to ZAGBA by email or telling a board member will not be counted as an RSVP. It has to be on the Evite. Families with young kids, please note that if coming by bus, this trip is only for kids 4 years and above.
Only a confirmed R​SVP along with your check mailed by the set deadline to the treasurer, will finalize your place on the bus.
​Please lookout for more details in the Evite, when sent.​


  • October 14, 2017—Jashan & Gahambar Dinner


  • February 10, 2018—Game Night


  • March 24, 2018—Navroze/Nowruz Celebration


Please pencil in these dates in your calendars.

(Note: these dates are tentative, depending on weather conditions.  All events will be confirmed prior to the date by way of an Evite.)


Warm regards,​