ZAC HOSTS INAUGURAL ‘GRAND JASHAN’ TO COMMEMORATE BEHRAM ROJ, ARBAB GUIV BAAJ
October 5, 2019 marked a significant moment for the Zoroastrian Association of Metropolitan Chicago as the community came together to worship as one, at the first-ever Grand Jashan commemorating Behram Roj and the Arbab Guiv Baaj. ZAC is so thankful to Farida Sharyari for her grand idea and organization of this event! Thank you to Zinnia Elavia for helping with coordination of this event as well.
Special thanks to our priests: Jamshed Antia, Boman Damkevala, Neville Karanjia, Zarvan Karanjia, Freddy Gonda, Sheroy Gonda, Pesi Vazifdar and Neville Vazifdar, for filling the hall with beautifully recited prayers. Afterwards, around 125 community members and friends gathered for a delicious dinner catered by Jamshed Kavina, and hosted graciously by the Dukandar, Pooniwala, Rustomji families. Thank you as well, to the Sharyari family for the delicious Kheemo and yummy desserts and Kiku Engineer for the tasty mango ice cream.
ZAC is grateful to the organizers, host families and our revered mobeds for bringing the community together to celebrate the philanthropy and legacy of our community’s namesake, Arbab Rustom Guiv. We remain forever grateful for his generosity.
Hamāzor Hamā Ashō-bēd!
May we all be united in strength and righteousness!