Category Archives: Los Angeles

A Multi-faith Celebration: Ramadan, Easter, and Passover

Approximately every three decades, the stars align to give us a unique period of time during which three significant religious observations coincide for Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. On April 18th, the Dawoodi Bohras of Los Angeles invited first-responders and members of law enforcement, government officials, honorable consul generals and members of neighboring houses of worship to join them for an interfaith Iftar in celebration of Ramadan, Easter, and Passover.

Seasoned with Hope: A Recipe Book that raises Funds for Syrian and Palestinian Children

Her fundraising efforts stemmed from her travels to Palestine at the age of 14 with her family. There she saw the impoverished conditions around her, of families with small children in their arms who were begging for food and the abject poverty surrounding them. Moved by this sight, she worked with a Palestinian woman named…

Tasneem Kapadia – a 71 year old resident of Los Angeles and former hospice social worker – reflects on how daily walking has given her a deeper understanding of life

During my career as a medical social worker, my most significant experience was working with terminally ill patients.  One of the valuable lessons I learned from that period was to take care of my emotional and physical health as both are inextricably linked.  Practicing a range of physical activities has been a significant part of…

Remembering the Pioneer Ladies of Los Angeles Jamaat

Every year geese migrate in search of fresh locations with better resources, and they do so in a V-shaped formation. The leader of the flock faces the air current head on, but the corresponding geese have it easier because they are getting the leader’s thrust, thus conserving their energy for the long journey to their…

LA Bohras Attend Online Interfaith Prayer Service to Mark MLK Day

Screenshot of the interfaith prayer service - Voices of Unity

Monday, Jan. 18th, 2020, is Martin Luther King (hereafter MLK) Remembrance holiday. An interfaith prayer service was held in honoring MLK’s life and work, which impacted and benefitted the African American community and all other minority communities. His message of justice and peace resonated with all. Temple Aliyah, a neighboring Jewish synagogue, organized an interfaith…

Voting – A Fundamental Civil Duty

The Los Angeles Dawoodi Bohra Community was founded by a community of  mostly first generation immigrants. Our members come from all over the world and follow our spiritual leader’s teachings, His Holiness, Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS. He urges us to remain law abiding patriotic citizens, and voting is part of being a valued and engaged…

ANNUAL LOS ANGELES FLU VACCINATION CLINIC TAKES ON NEW MEANING DURING COVID-19

The Los Angeles Dawoodi Bohras Medical Health committee, a group of volunteer health professionals, first initiated a flu vaccine clinic in September 2018. Today, we are right in the midst of a pandemic, and the flu vaccination has taken on new importance and urgency. The Los Angeles Medical Health committee includes individuals in different healthcare…