GEN Z AND BEYOND SURVEY

Dear Friends, GEN Z AND BEYOND IS A SURVEY FOR THE AGES! Please visit the Web Page, and “SIGN UP” for the survey. (You must Sign Up to get the Survey Questionnaire). On receipt please complete the questionnaire without procrastination We need every Zoroastrian to take this survey INCLUDING THEIR NON-ZOROASTRIAN SPOUSES. It is a…

Sad News – Dr. Firoze Jungalwala

Dear ZAGBA community, It’s with a heavy heart that we share the news of our beloved father passing. You are the light that has always guided us and will continue to do so. We love you eternally. ♥️ Dr. Firoze Bamanshaw Jungalwala, 85, of Sudbury, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on September 16, 2021, surrounded by family…

Sad news – Flory Dantas

Dear ZAGBA community, ZAGBA is saddened to share the news that Alfred Dantas’ mother; Flory Dantas- 98 years old ; passed away earlier today in Goa, India. She was Grace Dantas’ mother-in-law and grandmother to Laila and Sonia Dantas.  Our deepest condolences to the Dantas family. Sincerely, ZAGBA Board

Children’s Religious Education Classes

2021-2022 Class Dates: September 12, 2021October 3, 2021November 14, 2021December 5, 2021January 9, 2022February 13, 2022March 6, 2022April 3, 2022May 1, 2022June 5, 2022 Time: 2 pm to 4 pm (Please plan to arrive by 1:45) Place: Bedford Town Center, 12 Mudge Way, Bedford MA 01730 (yellow building in the back past the brick building of the…

August 21, 2021 – Shahenshahi New Year Function – Cancelled

Dear ZAGBA community, Hope all of you are keeping safe and well.  As you are aware, the cases of the Delta Variant are incrementally increasing.  Given the heightened risk of catching Covid even if you are vaccinated,  the ZAGBA committee and the Church in Westford where the event was to be held have decided to…

Volunteer

Dear ZAGBA community, Few updates a.  Hope all of you are keeping safe and well.  As you are aware, the cases of the Delta Variant are incrementally increasing.  Given the heightened risk of catching Covid even if you are vaccinated,  the ZAGBA committee and the Church in Westford where the event was to be held have…

Free Dynamic Energy workouts with Dr. Farah Shroff

Dear ZAGBA FriendsBesides working in public health, I teach exercise classes. You are welcome to attend this series of 15 bootcamp sessions; they’re fre You are all welcome to join these free high energy workouts with our very own Dr Farah Shroff, who’ll teach some yoga, dance, self defence, laughter, meditation and more. It will…

ZAGBA picnic/biking event: Saturday June 12

Hope all of you are keeping well and enjoying the warm May days.Please save the date for the ZAGBA Picnic and Biking on Saturday June 12  at the Millennium Park in West Roxbury starting at 4:30pm. An Evite will follow in the coming days.

Painting with a Needle” on Parsee Embroidery, by UNESCO sponsored Parzor with Zareen Karani Aaroz.

Painting with a Needle” on Parsee Embroidery, by UNESCO sponsored Parzor with Zareen Karani Aaroz. – https://youtu.be/GMjsW2mBoI4

RESPONSE NEEDED BY APRIL 17TH

Dear ZAGBA Members, As we all know, the 12th World Zoroastrian Congress (WZC) 2022 will be held in New York City and, being the neighboring association, we hope that we can get involved and help WZC and FEZANA during this major world event. WZC 2022’s theme, “Bridging the Global Zarathushti Existence,” aims to strengthen connections, concepts, and…

ZAGBA April 11 2021 – 2nd outreach/social discussion

Dear ZAGBA community, ZAGBA board will host the 2nd ZAGBA community outreach social/discussion on Date: April 11, 2021 Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm EST Topics of discussion ·  FEZANA President – Arzan Sam Wadia Meet and greet ·  ZAGBA Annual Overview ·  Q & A/Socializing Topic: ZAGBA virtual social hour Time: Apr 11, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom…

ZAGBA community outreach social/discussion

Dear ZAGBA community, ZAGBA board will host the 1st ZAGBA community outreach social/discussion on Date: Sunday March 7, 2021 Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm Topics of discussion ·         COVID-19/Vaccination – Shiavax Cowasji ·         Impact of COVID-19 – Nauzar Vimadalal ·         Travel and COVID-19? Zoom link information: Time: Mar 7, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 811 873 3018…

NAVROZE CELEBRATION WITH FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT – Saturday March 20, 2021

Dear ZAGBA community,

Let’s celebrate Navroze together with some Food and Music!

ZAGBA has planned a virtual evening of ENTERTAINMENT by a professional musician on Saturday March 20, 2021 from 7:00pm – 900pm, followed by social hour and announcements via Zoom.

Now about FOOD! Here are the details:

Pick Up Point: Paradise Biryani Pointe, 1689 Middlesex St, Lowell, MA 01851

Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021

Time: Between 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Options: Non-Vegetarian & Vegetarian

Cost: Member: $10 per person & Non-Member: $20 per person

Non-Vegetarian Option includes: Mutton (goat) biryani, Chicken tikka masala, 2 pieces of Naan, 2 Samosas, kachubar and 2 Ras Malais.

Vegetarian Option includes: Vegetable biryani, vegetable Manchurian, 2 pieces of Naan, 2 Samosas, Kachubar and Ras Malai.

NOTE: The food will be packaged per order and individuals/families will need to arrange to pick up the food from Paradise Biryani Pointe in Lowell.

An evite will be sent shortly to RSVP and send the payment no later than March 10, 2021 either by paypal.com or check to Pria Sarma.

Be safe and we look forward to seeing you all virtually.

Warm regards,

ZAGBA Board

ZAGBA Directory

Dear ZAGBA community, We hope that you are enjoying your summer and all of you are staying healthy. A couple of our youth members, Zinara Dubash and Julia Talavia, are helping us to update the ZAGBA Directory. As some of you may know, the last ZAGBA Directory was published in 2014. With so many changes…

ZAGBA VIRTUAL TRIVIA NIGHT

TRIVIA NIGHT Hosted by: ZAGBA Saturday, January 23 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM ET Virtual event Happy New Year 2021 and wishing you all the best for the year.  Our 1st event of the year is  the ZAGBA VIRTUAL TEAM TRIVIA NIGHT.   This will be hosted by a professional organization.  Date: Saturday January 23                                               Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm EVITE RSVP is…

Save the dates

Dear ZAGBA community, We hope your families and you are staying safe.   The ZAGBA board has the following announcements and information on upcoming events. Save the Date Sunday August 16   ·         Virtual prayers led by Farhad Panthaki during the day via Zoom ·         Meeting at Millennium park in West Roxbury  -4:00pm-4:30pm ·         It will be nice to…

ZAGBA Jashan October 18, 2020

Dear ZAGBA community, A friendly reminder –Sunday October 18  at 4:30pm we will  have a virtual Jashan performed by Farhad Panthaki, The event will be approximately 1 hour including a few ZAGBA announcements. The zoom link information is as follows https://zoom.us/j/8118733018 Meeting ID: 811 873 3018 Dial: +1 669 900 6833 +1 646 876 9923 855 880 1246 (Toll Free)…

Calendar

Dear ZAGBA community, Thank you for taking the time to submit your calendar photo submissions and calendar purchase requests.  Given the current situation with COVID, ZAGBA’s board has decided to postpone the calendar printing for 2020. We will be printing the calendars for March 2021.   The current submissions will remain for the 2021 calendar unless you wish…

WZCC NY VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MIRA MEHTA -SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2020 10:30-11:30am EST USA

Mira Mehta is the daughter of Cyrus & Satu Mehta who are long standing members of ZAGBA WZCC NEW YORK CHAPTER INVITES YOU TO A SCHEDULED ZOOM MEETING WITH GUEST SPEAKER MIRA MEHTA JOINING US FROM NIGERIADATE: SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2020TIME: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM NEW YORK TIME            08:00 PM – 09:00 PM MUMBAI,…

ZAGBA’s VIRTUAL TALENT FEST – MAY 9TH

ZAGBA’S TALENT FEST SCHEDULE Dear ZAGBA community and friends, We are pleased to hold ZAGBA’s  1st Virtual  talent fest on Saturday May 9th from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. We are delighted to have 6 performances.  Please join us.  We thank Daryush Mehta for providing the zoom link.  The meeting will start with an opening Prayer led by Farhad Panthaki….

COVID-19: Relief & Rehabilitation of Zoroastrians In India

FEZANA would like to share a write-up and appeal from the WZO Trust Funds in India. This gives an update of the steps they are taking to coordinate a massive effort to help out Zarathushtis affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. FEZANA has collaborated with WZO Trust Funds India on numerous occassions and we urge our…