Category Archives: San Francisco

Bohras Partner with Key Local Agencies to Clean Trash, Protect the Environment

In an ongoing effort to beautify Old Canyon Road and protect the critical Bay Area Alameda Creek watershed, Dawoodi Bohras from Fremont took to the trail with trash bags, pickers, and a deep commitment to clean up trash left behind by recreational visitors following the 4th of July holiday.   Organized by an interagency working group…

Celebrating 4th of July with New US Citizens of Fremont

In pursuit of a better quality of life, this land of opportunity inspires many people from different walks of life to cross their borders.  Today, the American Dream has brought thousands of Dawoodi Bohra families to North America. For all Americans, the Fourth of July is a much anticipated celebration that takes place across the…

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…

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…