Zoroastrian Association of Greater Boston Area (ZAGBA) is a non-profit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
ZAGBA's mission is to conduct religious, cultural, educational, and social activities to preserve and perpetuate the ideals of the Zarathushti faith (also known as Zoroastrianism).
The ZAGBA community has over 200 families, students, and young professionals living throughout New England. These members/friends are Zarathushti (Zoroastrians) or people who have an interest in expanding their knowledge and understanding of the Zarathushti religion, theology, philosophy, and values.
ZAGBA is fortunate to have in the local community Mobeds (priests) who conduct religious services, ceremonies, and rituals; several scholars who study, research, and provide opportunities to learn the teachings of the Prophet Zarathushtra (aka Zoroaster); numerous individuals whose service on executive boards and committees (i.e. youth, sports, service, children and adult education, religious services, outreach) provide leadership and vision to a growing community; and countless active members who through their participation, initiative, and hard work are committed to building a strong community.
ZAGBA maintains close contact with and participates in the activities of other Zarathushti societies in North America and across the globe. ZAGBA is one of the 26 member associations that make up FEZANA (Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America), an umbrella organization that facilitates and supports the activities member associations throughout United States and Canada. ZAGBA also participates in regional interfaith activities throughout the year.
Regarding the ZAGBA website, please remember that most information can now be found online. The Events and all other Religious Education Class information have been posted. If you can’t find something or believe the information is not accurate, please bring it to our attention. It is our goal to have the website current and helpful to you.
Please save the date of Saturday December 14, 2013 for ZAGBA's Annual Holiday Party. This event will be held at Bedford Town Hall, Bedford, MA. An evite is sent out.
You are invited to the ZAGBA Annual Holiday Party. We hope you can join us for a great time. Details: Saturday, December 14th, 2013, 6 - 11 p.m. Bedford Old Town Hall ZAGBA plans a fun filled evening for you with a 'Yankee Swap', good food, good fun and dancing. The event will be catered by a yet-to-be-named Indian restaurant. Please do let us know via your RSVP if you are a vegetarian. We will also be having pizza for the little ones.
Santa's Visit: Parents may bring a wrapped gift for their children and have Santa ZAGBA deliver these gifts to the children. ZAGBA is looking for a volunteer to be Santa Claus this year. Yankee Swap: We will be having an old fashioned yankee swap. If you would like to participate, then please bring a wrapped gift valued at upto $10. Please bring one gift for each person in your family who would like to participate. If you child is old enough to handle the trauma of someone taking a gift away from them, then your child can participate too.
Fees: Member Rates (Advance Payment Rates): Adults and their visiting guests - $20 Student & Children (age 5 - 15) - $15 Seniors (60 and above) - $20 Children 4 and under are free. Non Member Rates (Advance Payment Rates): Add $10 to each of above categories Late Fees: Add $10 to each of the above categories if your payment is not postmarked by Dec. 1st, 2013. ZAGBA will be enforcing late fees.
gt; Cancellation Policy: Full refunds for any requests received by Dec 1st 2013. No refunds for cancellations after Dec. 1st. Please mail your payment for the event with checks made out to "ZAGBA" and postmarked by Dec 1st, 2013 to: Mahbi Chikliwala, 33 Conner Court, Attleboro, MA 02703 USA
RSVP: Please RSVP to Evite and let us know how many kids and adults will be coming. We look forward to seeing you there! ZAGBA Board