Category Archives: Chicago

Chicago Bohras Host Law Enforcement Appreciation Lunch

The Chicago Dawoodi Bohra community hosted an appreciation lunch for law enforcement members at their Masjid.

Police Chiefs, Deputies, Sheriffs, and Representatives from the FBI and DHS Honored for Their Contributions The Dawoodi Bohra community of Chicago hosted an appreciation lunch for members of the law enforcement community at their Masjid on 14th November. The event was held to honor law enforcement officials for their contributions to the community and to…

Project Rise Chicago: Fostering Educational Opportunities for Refugees

Students from the Chicago Dawoodi Bohras partnered with World Relief Chicago to hold a school supply drive for the children of refugee families.

Students from the Chicago Dawoodi Bohras partnered with World Relief Chicago to hold a school supply drive for the children of refugee families. During the month-long drive, the students met weekly to collect supplies such as crayons and backpacks.  The school supplies drive was planned and executed by the volunteers of Project Rise Chicago in…

Advocate Breast Surgeon Unfurls ‘Bear Down’ Flag

Advocate Breast Surgeon Unfurls “Bear Down” Flag During Breast Cancer Awareness Game

Courtesy of Advocate HealthCare by Adam Widman Published on: Citizens News & The Daily Herald CHICAGO – Dr. Ameer Gomberawalla, a breast surgical oncologist with Advocate Health Care, was recognized this afternoon as the Chicago Bears’ special guest during the “Bear Down” flag ceremony before the Bears took on the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field….

Chicago Dawoodi Bohra Community Hosts Successful Roundtable Discussion on Youth Mental Health

Chicago Dawoodi Bohra Community Hosts Successful Roundtable Discussion on Youth Mental Health

The Chicago Dawoodi Bohra Community is pleased to announce the successful completion of its impactful roundtable discussion focused on youth mental health in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Saifee Burhani Medical Association – America. The event, held on May 24 2023, provided a platform for professionals and community members to…

Uniting Youth in Sportsmanship and Brotherhood: Chicago Dawoodi Bohra’s Inaugural City vs City Frisbee Tournament

Uniting Youth in Sportsmanship and Brotherhood: Chicago Dawoodi Bohra's Inaugural City vs City Frisbee Tournament

The youth division of the Chicago Dawoodi Bohra community recently organized an inaugural City vs City ultimate frisbee tournament known as TUFT within the USA Dawoodi Bohra community on March 11th and 12th. The two-day event brought together 47 players from five cities – Chicago, New Brunswick, Detroit, Columbus, and San Diego – who competed…

Chicago Dawoodi Bohras Host Women Entrepreneurs Expo

Attendees at a seminar during the Women Entrepreneurs Expo

Earlier this month, the Dawoodi Bohra community of Chicago hosted Mashtal, a women entrepreneur’s expo, at their masjid complex in Willowbrook, Illinois. The word “mashtal” means “nursery” and “bohra” is the Gujarati word for “traders.”  The expo was designed to nurture  the business ventures of Dawoodi Bohra women, enabling them to market and grow their…

Chicago Project Rise Volunteers Lend a Helping Hand to Habitat for Humanity

Project Rise volunteers from Chicago partnered with Habitat for Humanity in Hanover Park, Illinois, to landscape a pre-constructed 3-bedroom house, while seeding the lawn, laying a bed of mulch, and planting flowers and bushes.  Habitat for Humanity provides decent, affordable homes for low-income families throughout the world.  They also  invite volunteers to invest in their…

Chicago Bohras Donate Food During Ramadan for 4th Year

During the month of Ramadan, Dawoodi Bohras all over the world come together to show compassion and generosity to those in need, while giving thanks for their many blessings. Under the umbrella of the Bohras’ global Project Rise initiative, Chicago community members donated food throughout Ramadan, continuing an annual tradition stretching back more than a decade.