Category Archives: Washington

Helping to Restore Wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland

One of the goals of Project Rise – a global Dawoodi Bohra initiative – is to help protect and enhance the national environment and to live life as sustainably as possible for the benefit of coming generations.  On Saturday, May 15th, the Washington DC community of Dawoodi Bohras partnered with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to…

North America Dawoodi Bohra Community Begins Safe Return to Masjids

As lockdowns lifted, some Bohras spend Ramadan together; others continue to worship safely at home For the Dawoodi Bohras – a global community of Muslims – the holy month of Ramadan is a period of fasting, prayer and reflection.  It is usually a time when Bohra masjids (or mosques) – the spiritual, educational and social…

Healthcare Heroes Spotlight

Dr. Amyna Husain is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Along with her expertise in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Dr. Husain is also interested in emergency planning and preparedness. She is the Director of Disaster Preparedness of the pediatric emergency department, and leads the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center emergency…

Women in Science Spotlight – Featuring Dr. Munira A. Basrai, Ph. D

Dr. Munira A. Basrai is a Senior Investigator in the Genetics Branch of the National Cancer Institute at NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Basrai’s research focuses on the molecular mechanisms for faithful chromosome segregation in budding yeast and human cells. Her laboratory uses budding (bakers) yeast, mouse model and human cells to identify and characterize…

Washington DC Bohras Join Hands with Emmanuel Brinklow Church

During the December 2020 holiday season, Washington DC Bohras, partnered with the Emmanuel Brinklow Seventh Day Adventist Church to hold a food drive and assist with COVID-19 Screenings. The first day of this partnership, members helped the church prepare for the food drive. In particular, Washington DC Dawoodi Bohras aided members of the church in…