ZAGBA Community Calendar 2019 – 2020

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Buy Cookbooks

Indian Parsi Cuisine Cookbooks by Rita Jamshed Kapadia. Website: http://www.ParsiCuisine.com Click here for the Parsi Cuisine Shop on Amazon

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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:            …

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…

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….

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…

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…