Northeastern US

Sahar Jiwani, a dancer from Stories, acting out a prayer scene, representing the lives of our immigrant communities and their experience pre and post migration.
Sahar Jiwani, a dancer from Stories, acting out a prayer scene, representing the lives of our immigrant communities and their experience pre and post migration.
Stories: Our American Journey A Peek ‘Behind the Scenes’
Stories: Our American Journey A Peek ‘Behind the Scenes’
30 June 2018
Saltanat Ersultan, Tokzhan Karatai
Saltanat Ersultan, Tokzhan Karatai
A musical epic of Central Asia comes to Brooklyn
A musical epic of Central Asia comes to Brooklyn
5 June 2018

Qyrq Qyz (Forty Girls) is an epic poem in the tradition of famous works like the Iliad and The Odyssey.

 A participant sings at the Washington, DC., Jubilee Arts Festival
 A participant sings at the Washington, DC., Jubilee Arts Festival
A Fusion of Talent and Culture at the Northeast Jubilee Arts Festival: Celebrating the Diversity of the Jamat through the Arts
A Fusion of Talent and Culture at the Northeast Jubilee Arts Festival: Celebrating the Diversity of the Jamat through the Arts
30 March 2018

Visitors at the Jubilee Arts Festival were engulfed by the flair creativity the young Jamati members displayed on stage. Not only did they move the audience by their sheer talent but they also showcased the diversity of traditions and cultures that represent the Jamat.

Guests from Henrico County review the ethics that underpin the work of the AKDN.
Guests from Henrico County review the ethics that underpin the work of the AKDN.
Ethics in Action Exhibition at the Consulate General of India
Ethics in Action Exhibition at the Consulate General of India
7 March 2018

The Ethics in Action Exhibit established by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) was recently showcased at the Consulate General of India in New York.

Young I-CERV Boston volunteers  commemorate MLK day through supporting  local immigrant and refugee families through the creation of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) learning tools
Young I-CERV Boston volunteers  commemorate MLK day through supporting  local immigrant and refugee families through the creation of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) learning tools
Northeast Ismailis serve the community on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend
Northeast Ismailis serve the community on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend
16 February 2018

Young Ismailis came out in droves during a severe cold weather snap that hit the Northeast region, to uphold the tradition of serving the community during Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.

Afghan rubâb player Homayoun Sakhi (center)  percussionist Salar Nader, and Chinese pipa player Wu Man, at the Aga Khan Music Initiative Concert in New York at the Asia Society Annual Dinner
Afghan rubâb player Homayoun Sakhi (center)  percussionist Salar Nader, and Chinese pipa player Wu Man, at the Aga Khan Music Initiative Concert in New York at the Asia Society Annual Dinner
Aga Khan Music Initiative fosters ethics of Cultural Preservation, Education, and Cosmopolitanism
Aga Khan Music Initiative fosters ethics of Cultural Preservation, Education, and Cosmopolitanism
18 December 2017

A music and arts education program within the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI) promotes pluralism and cultural revitalization through the medium of music.

I-CERV Volunteers served meals to more than 2500 volunteers alongside Virginia Governor McAuliffe.
I-CERV Volunteers served meals to more than 2500 volunteers alongside Virginia Governor McAuliffe.
Richmond Jamat Shares Blessings through Service
Richmond Jamat Shares Blessings through Service
29 November 2017

This Thanksgiving, Richmond I-CERV volunteers took part in the Thanksgiving Community Feast at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, where they greeted guests, served food, and distributed supplies to those in need. 

Students and young adults get to know one another at the Washington, D.C. Welcome Night.
Students and young adults get to know one another at the Washington, D.C. Welcome Night.
Jamats across the Northeast welcome new and returning college students
Jamats across the Northeast welcome new and returning college students
12 November 2017

Throughout the month of September, Jamats across the Northeast held welcome events for college students.

Local Richmond Ismaili Jamati members meeting with the Henrico County City Officials. From left: Dr. Sultan Lakhani, Faryal Surani, Major Noor Merchant, Saamia Noorali, Sam,  Sheminaz Ravji, and Mehboob Valiani
Local Richmond Ismaili Jamati members meeting with the Henrico County City Officials. From left: Dr. Sultan Lakhani, Faryal Surani, Major Noor Merchant, Saamia Noorali, Sam,  Sheminaz Ravji, and Mehboob Valiani
Richmond Jamat Engages with the City
Richmond Jamat Engages with the City
26 October 2017

Henrico county, located in the greater Richmond region, is the fifth largest county in Virginia, one of the oldest in the US, and is one of the more diverse counties in the region.

I-CERV volunteers carry orange buckets collecting funds in support of the Richmond Folk Festival.
I-CERV volunteers carry orange buckets collecting funds in support of the Richmond Folk Festival.
Northeast Ismailis uphold the ethic of serving others
Northeast Ismailis uphold the ethic of serving others
25 October 2017

From participating in the American Cancer Society’s walk for breast cancer to volunteering at the Richmond Folk Festival, I-CERV volunteers from the Northeast gathered on October 15 to engage in acts of community service.

Nairobi Days: a Novel about an Ismaili Girl in Kenya
Nairobi Days: a Novel about an Ismaili Girl in Kenya
15 October 2017

A coming-of-age story about growing up in Kenya

Participants observe as they begin to experiment with chemical reactions in their model volcanoes.
Participants observe as they begin to experiment with chemical reactions in their model volcanoes.
Makers Camp Encourages Interest in STEM Topics
Makers Camp Encourages Interest in STEM Topics
4 October 2017

Throughout July, elementary and middle school students participated in the second-ever Makers Camp.

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