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Dar-E-Mehr Zoroastrian Temple New York


July Updates

Community Appreciation Afternoon

On Sunday, September 13, 2015

At Arbab Rustam Guiv Dar-e-Mehr,
106 Pomona Road, Pomona, NY

From 12 noon – 4:30pm

Please join us for lunch, end of summer festivities and a fun-filled afternoon. Take a first look at your new Dar-e-Mehr building, which is close to completion, and celebrate your accomplishment!

Sponsored by IZA & ZAGNY in collaboration with DMZT, this event is FREE for all our Dar-e-Mehr well wishers
RSVP by September 3, 2015
ONLINE or with Sheroo Kanga
kangavs@yahoo.com (609) 448 - 0192
(as a courtesy to the organizers please respond promptly)


If you haven’t already heard from family and friends in India, Jame Jamshed of July 19 and Parsi Times of July 11 and 18, 2015, carried articles on our Dar-e-Mehr Project, giving the readers information about our new Dar-e-Mehr building and inviting them to participate and contribute towards creating a legacy for many generations to enjoy and cherish! One lucky contributor of Rs.10,000 or more will receive two round trip economy tickets to NY, sponsored by Air India.

Advertisements inviting participation with details about how to contribute shall follow shortly in Jame Jamshed, Parsi Times and Parsiana.

There has been an enthusiastic response to the press release. Let’s spread the excitement and tell our family and friends to look out for the upcoming advertisements and encourage contributions for our new Dar-e-Mehr! 

This initiative would not have been possible without the efforts of Sam Balsara, Chairman Madison World. Our heartfelt thanks to Mr. Balsara and Madison World for sponsoring the ad creation, coordinating the press release, and sponsoring the ad placements in the Jame Jamshed, Parsi Times and Parsiana publications.

Our sincere thanks to AIR INDIA for sponsoring the two round trip economy travel tickets to NY.  Thank you Aban Chavda, for your help in facilitating this sponsorship.

For questions and details about the Ad Campaign, please contact Edul Daver at eduldaver@gmail.com or (908)397-4443.
ERRATUM: The June 2015 ZAGNY Newsletter, Page 18 THE ZAGNY FLEA MARKET – WORKING FOR OUR CAUSE AND MOTIVATED TO SUCCEED, erroneously stated the amount raised from the Flea Market efforts as $1,000 instead of $1,400.

The paragraph should correctly read "Our TEAM is proud and pleased to announce we have raised $1,400 so far from the sale of your items. We are even more pleased to inform you that a ZAGNY member, who wishes to remain anonymous, was very impressed with our dedication and efforts, and has awarded us a matching donation of $1,000."

The inadvertent error is deeply regretted.


  • Inside framing completed
  • Electrical and plumbing commenced


  • Building  $3,431,000
  • Site Improvements   $1,045,000
  • Estimate of Exclusions  $   124,000


NOTE: Site Improvements include tree removal, grading, old building demolition, under ground water retention system, parking, entrance cut–out, driveway, retaining walls, spill prevention during construction etc. which have been completed and most of the estimated $1,045,000 has been spent to date.


  • Estimated Total Project Cost  $4,600,000
  • Total Capital Campaign Donations & Formal Pledges  $4,165,027
(Includes Pledges Outstanding $285,019)

FUNDING GAP AS OF JUNE 30, 2015 $   434,973

Stories that Inspire

ZAGNY youth member Poruz K. Khambatta shares his story about why a new Dar-e-Mehr is important to our community.
My religious community has made my life richer in many ways, and this would not have been possible without the events and religious classes I attended at the Dar-e-Mehr. From educating me about my heritage to connecting me with my oldest friends, ZAGNY has always been very kind to me and the Dar-e-Mehr has been my home away from home. I am tremendously fortunate to have had such institutions in my life. I feel it is very important for any religious community to have a place where they can come together.

This is  why it is important that we have a new community center for the Zoroastrians in the tri-state area. As our community expands, having a space which can accommodate our growing needs and continue to serve as a place of prayer, discussion and spiritual growth would be wonderful. It is my hope that future generations of young Zoroastrians will be able to learn about who they are, where they came from and why Parsi food is so delicious, in their community center just as I did. It is an investment in our future, and I can't think of anything more precious than that.


Join our donor list!
Show your support and Help reduce our funding gap NOW!

To contribute, please make checks payable to ‘DMZT’ and mail to,
Minu Dutia, DMZT Treasurer
1 Broadview Drive, Medford, NJ 08055

For up to date information about the new Dar-e-Mehr Building Project visit:


For questions and naming rights information contact:
Edul Daver at eduldaver@gmail.com (908)397-4443 or
Toos Daruvala at toosdaruvala@aol.com (917)626-3570

For stock donations and wire transfer information contact:
Minu Dutia at dutiaminu@yahoo.com (609)654-0415

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Click here for Pictures from the Sixteenth North American Zoroastrian Congress (XVI NAZC) that was held in NY from
August 2 to August 5, 2012

New Darbe Mehr Building Initiative

We hope you will enjoy these recent pictures from events at the Darb-e-Mehr: