Western US

Ismaili CIVIC USA 2022
Ismaili CIVIC USA 2022
16 September 2022
Ali Sethi performs at a concert hosted by the Aga Khan Museum, Pakistan Arts Council, Consulate-General of Pakistan and Grand Performances
Ali Sethi performs at a concert hosted by the Aga Khan Museum, Pakistan Arts Council, Consulate-General of Pakistan and Grand Performances
Aga Khan Museum Leadership Visits Los Angeles and Sponsors a Musical Performance
Aga Khan Museum Leadership Visits Los Angeles and Sponsors a Musical Performance
10 September 2022

Aga Khan Museum team meets with Los Angeles Jamat and sponsors Ali Sethi concert

Jamati members at the Summit of the Americas
Jamati members at the Summit of the Americas
9 July 2022

Inaugural Ceremony of the IX Summit of the Americas attended by members of Los Angeles Jamat.

Assemblymember Alex Lee awards the Ismaili CIVIC Volunteers at the Unsung Heroes event on November 20, 2021.
Assemblymember Alex Lee awards the Ismaili CIVIC Volunteers at the Unsung Heroes event on November 20, 2021.
California’s 25th District Assemblymember Recognizes Ismaili CIVIC Volunteers
California’s 25th District Assemblymember Recognizes Ismaili CIVIC Volunteers
24 January 2022

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.

Naseem Jaffer
Naseem Jaffer
Moving Mountains with Mathematics
Moving Mountains with Mathematics
9 November 2021

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.

Keep Khalm™ and Carry On
Keep Khalm™ and Carry On
27 August 2021

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.

Salutatorian Adeel Sumar from Nederland, Texas
Salutatorian Adeel Sumar from Nederland, Texas
High School Valedictorians and Salutatorians Inspire and Share their Educational Journeys
High School Valedictorians and Salutatorians Inspire and Share their Educational Journeys
13 August 2021

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.

Leila lighting of the torch for the runner relay at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics.
Leila lighting of the torch for the runner relay at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics.
A Senior’s Dedication to Service Beyond the Jamat
A Senior’s Dedication to Service Beyond the Jamat
5 August 2021

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.

Drs. Rahim Govani and Salima Thobani.
Drs. Rahim Govani and Salima Thobani.
Saving a Life through a Chance Encounter
Saving a Life through a Chance Encounter
21 May 2021

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.

First work day at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, standing in front of the Vehicle Assembly Building.
First work day at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, standing in front of the Vehicle Assembly Building.
From Jazz Musician to NASA Intern
From Jazz Musician to NASA Intern
15 May 2021

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.

I-CERV volunteers at the Orange County vaccination site at the Anaheim Convention Center, on April 2, 2021.
I-CERV volunteers at the Orange County vaccination site at the Anaheim Convention Center, on April 2, 2021.
Southern California Healthcare Professionals Volunteer to Vaccinate the Public
Southern California Healthcare Professionals Volunteer to Vaccinate the Public
22 April 2021

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.

West Region Mental Health Providers
1 January 2021

If you need support from a mental health professional, you can find a mental health provider in your area through the county and state resources listed below available within the Western region.

 

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