Category Archives: San Francisco

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…

ALAMEDA CREEK CLEANUP IN SAN FRANCISCO

As part of an ongoing effort to help clean up and restore the Alameda Creek near Masjid-e-Mohammedi in Fremont, on Saturday March 16th, members of the community in San Francisco aided the Alameda Creek Alliance by committing multiple hours removing trash and invasive plants along the creek. More clean-ups and restorations are planned for April…