Aga Khan Award for Architecture Director Discusses the 2022 Award Nominations
Aga Khan Museum team meets with Los Angeles Jamat and sponsors Ali Sethi concert
Inaugural Ceremony of the IX Summit of the Americas attended by members of Los Angeles Jamat.
California Assemblymember Alex Lee was closely familiar with the local Ismaili community and their volunteers, prior to his visit to the Santa Clara Valley Jamatkhana on December 4, 2021. His office had recently recognized Ismaili CIVIC Volunteers at the annual Unsung Heroes event for their continued commitment to the city of Milpitas, and the impact of their service to the underserved members of the community during the height of the pandemic.
Dr. Ariff Kachra, the Dean for the University of Central Asia, had only a moment to meet with Naseem Jaffer during a layover at the San Francisco airport in 2015. He had heard of Naseem’s experience in preparing curricula from when she helped pilot the Ta’lim curriculum used in religious education classes, her services in analyzing and improving underperforming schools in California and Massachusetts, and her master’s degree in education with a focus on mathematics.
If smell is a word and perfume literature, then “oud” is scripture buried deep in our history. Oud, Oudh, aloeswood, agarwood, or “liquid gold,” as it is commonly referred to, originates from the Agar (Aquilaria) tree in the forests of the Indian Subcontinent & South East Asia. The oil itself is produced by the tree as a means of protection in response to a bacterial infection.
In his speech at the Inauguration ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, Hazar Imam spoke about the power and influence that younger generations have in shaping their communities and societies as they progress through their education.
“It is my hope that it will be members of this new generation who, driven by their own wide knowledge and inspiration, will change their societies; that they will gradually replace many of the external forces that appear, and sometimes seek, to control our destinies,” Hazar Imam said.
Editor’s note: Sadly, while this Senior Spotlight article was being prepared for publication, Leila Visram passed away at the age of 87, in Los Angeles. While we do not usually post obituaries, it was felt appropriate to publish the story of her life as she had dedicated so much of it to others.
Super Bowl 55 was commemorated in February 2021 in an extraordinary way, by honoring vaccinated healthcare workers with tickets to the most sought-after annual NFL event.
Nashir Janmohamed has been fascinated by the moon and solar system for as long as he can remember. As a child, he often dreamt of stepping on the moon and soaking in rare sights of Earth from thousands of miles away. As an adult, he’s converted his curiosity into career opportunities.
A major undertaking to vaccinate Americans is taking place throughout the country, and volunteers have been eager to step up to the task. As part of an I-CERV initiative, over 25 volunteers partnered with Los Angeles County and Orange County to administer vaccinations to over 500 individuals. The volunteers included registered nurses, physician assistants, and non-clinical volunteers, who assisted with administering the vaccinations, post-vaccine observations, and registration.