Category Archives: San Francisco

Bay Area Dawoodi Bohras and Jewish Community Unite to Assist Unhoused Populations

Dawoodi Bohras from Masjid-e-Mohammedi in Fremont partnered with members of the Jewish community from Temple Beth Torah to fund, purchase, pack and deliver nearly 500 snack and hygiene packs for distribution by Abode Services to unhoused populations throughout the region.  Each snack pack contained bottled water, a juice box, trail mix, granola bars, and a…

San Francisco Bohras Host “Upcycle Your Earth Day” Event

To mark Earth Day, the Dawoodi Bohra community of San Francisco virtually hosted “Upcycle Your Earth Day” on Earth Day to discuss the importance of living sustainably. Patrick Jurney, Program Manager of Community Climate Solutions, talked about the Fremont Green Challenge and other key initiatives focused on helping individuals, families, and communities take simple steps…

Dawoodi Bohras Welcome Ramadan with Neighbors

With the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan, the Dawoodi Bohra community in San Francisco is deepening the ties of unity by sharing a taste of their traditional culture throughout the local neighborhood. Volunteers from the community procured and packed nutritious foods associated with breaking the fast of each day of Ramadan, and delivered…

Bohra High School Student Pushes Local Households Towards Sustainability

Efforts engage Bay Area Dawoodi Bohras in the Fremont Green Challenge Seven years ago our community launched a global initiative to plant 200,000 trees, an effort rooted in a fundamental obligation to protect, nurture and enhance our environment. Heeding the call and seeking to do my part, I joined my family and other members of…

San Francisco Dawoodi Bohras Mark International Women and Girls in Science Day

Leading up to International Women and Girls in Science Day, Fatema Poonawala, a Dawoodi Bohra Computer Scientist and Principal Engineer, set out to find other women in the local Bohra community who, like her, shared a passion for STEM and broke barriers by choosing a career field in which women have historically been underrepresented. What…

BAY AREA BOHRAS REFLECT ON 2020 HUNGER RELIEF EFFORTS ON WORLD FOOD DAY

Food is something we often take for granted. Although many of us are blessed with an abundance of food, so many of our neighbors live in the shadow of hunger. Social pressures and other challenges can make getting help harder – pushing many to skip meals to make ends meet. It’s in this context that…

BOHRAS STEP UP TO KEEP OLD CANYON ROAD CLEAN AND SAFE

The Dawoodi Bohra community is leveraging the City of Fremont’s Drive Slow, Be Healthy campaign to bring City-sponsored lawn signs to homes along Old Canyon Road to help reduce speeding and encourage safer driving. Bohra volunteers are also picking up trash while distributing gloves and compostable 30-gallon trash bags in a “neighborhood clean up kit”…

VIRTUAL EID AND MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATIONS FOR SAN FRANCISCO BOHRAS

Members of the San Francisco Dawoodi Bohra community  took annual Eid-ul-Fitr and Memorial Day celebrations at Masjid-e-Mohammedi virtual in the wake of COVID-19. Eid ul Fitr celebrations are an annual event attended widely by Bay Area Dawoodi Bohra families and local elected and public safety officials. Typically, they bring a fire truck, squad cars, the…

EXPANDED GIVING TO UN-HOUSED INDIVIDUALS BY BAY AREA BOHRAS

As part of an annual Ramadan giving effort to those experiencing homelessness in the Bay Area, the Dawoodi Bohra community of San Francisco significantly expanded its effort to provide hygiene and snack packs to those in need during the Holy Month. Every year, Dawoodi Bohra families purchase goods and assemble them into individual kits at…