Honoring the Dawoodi Bohra Women of Raleigh on International Women’s Day – Part 2

In a two-part series to mark International Women’s Day, guest writer Amena Matcheswala – a Senior at Athens Drive Magnet High School in Raleigh and Editor In Chief of the school newspaper the Athens Oracle – speaks to women in her community about how their faith has helped them to succeed in their chosen paths….

Teacher Appreciation Week 2022: San Francisco Bohras Celebrate Community Educators

Teacher Appreciation Week, which fell from May 2-6 2022, presented an opportunity to say “thank you” to the educators who work tirelessly throughout the year to help their students.  And, with the ongoing challenges posed by COVID19, helping ensure progress in learning has taken extra effort and care.

This year, the San Francisco Bay Area Dawoodi Bohras marked the occasion by highlighting some of the voluntary and professional educators in their community who teach in their neighborhoods.

Honoring the Dawoodi Bohra Women of Raleigh on International Women’s Day – Part 1

In a two-part series to mark International Women’s Day, guest writer Amena Matcheswala – a Senior at Athens Drive Magnet High School in Raleigh and Editor In Chief of the school newspaper the Athens Oracle – speaks to women in her community about how their faith has helped them to succeed in their chosen paths….

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.

Volunteering at King Manor Museum’s Community Gardening Day

Families from the Dawoodi Bohra community of New York volunteered at the recent Community Gardening Day at King Manor Museum in Queens. King Manor is an historic house museum located in Jamaica, Queens, not far from the Dawoodi Bohra masjid, or mosque, that is currently completing construction.  The museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy…

Project Rise volunteers support Diaper Drive in Chicago

Project Rise volunteers from the Chicago Dawoodi Bohra community organized a drive to provide over 400 pounds of diapers and wipes to assist vulnerable families that live in the vicinity of their masjid. Volunteers collected funds from local community members, as well as a donation from Ann and Lurie Children’s Hospital.  The diapers and wipes…

Bohra Women in New York Hold Clothes Drive for Children

Dawoodi Bohra women in New York organized a collection drive with the goal of repurposing clothes for school girls in need in India.  New York members donated their ‘ridas’ – attire worn by Dawoodi Bohra women that are usually creatively designed and decorated with embroidery, lace, or colorful prints – as well as ‘jhablas,’ which…

Chicago Bohras Partner with Gower Schools to Support Students This Spring Break

Parents and Project Rise volunteers from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Chicago partnered with Gower Cares Closet, an initiative of Gower School District, to pack snack bags for local students and families in need this Spring Break. Around 60 to-go snack bags were packed and distributed to children at Gower West elementary school and Gower…