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Diamond Jubilee Theatrical Production: “Stories" | Call for actors!

Calling all aspiring actors! The National Task Force for Arts and Culture is looking for talented individuals to audition for the signature Diamond Jubilee Theatrical Production called “Stories”, which will be performed in your region. This will be an experience of a lifetime, and offers the opportunity to tell the powerful stories of our diverse American Ismaili Muslim Community through drama, music, song, and dance.

We are looking for two adult actors to play characters in their mid 50's to mid 60's to join our cast for a performance in your region. Acting experience is preferred and you must be able to speak English/Urdu.

To download the casting package which contains instructions on the audition process, please click 
here.

Click 
here to access the registration form. Once you have completed the registration form, you will be able to access the audition script required. 

Aga Khan Education Board: Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC)
Do you know what to look for when selecting an early childhood center for your child?


AKEB USA presents a 2-part webinar series to help B-6 parents understand what a high-quality center looks like and how to evaluate these centers using a checklist to assess program quality. 

Attend the webinars series to:

• Learn the components of high-quality education 
• Understand the lasting impact of high-quality, intensive early care and education programs
• Review the developmental milestones of a child
• Understand the differences between a Montessori, day-care and other early childhood programs
• Acquire a checklist to help with selecting a high-quality early childhood center for your child 

Webinar registration details:
Engaging learning environments for young children (Part 1)
Wednesday, April 25 | 9:30 pm EST / 8:30 pm CST / 6:30 pm PST
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/ecd_homequality

Choosing quality early education centers (Part 2)
Sunday, April 29 | 9:30 pm EST / 8:30 pm CST / 6:30 pm PST
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/ecd_centerquality

Click to download the flyer.

New Diamond Jubilee Songs are now available!

To celebrate Diamond Jubilee, and to express our sentiments at this joyous time, the Jamati Institutions are delighted to present all songs currently available on the Jubilee Songs Albums. These expressions of love and devotion have been prepared by our Jamat for the compilation of the Jubilee Songs albums. These songs reflect the Jamat's diversity of cultures, and unity in our affection for our Imam.

Additional studio quality recordings of songs will be considered throughout the Diamond Jubilee year. Please e-mail JubileeInfo@usaji.org for more information.

Please click here to enjoy these beautiful compositions.


Introducing the Family Reflections Program!

We are excited to launch the Family Reflections Program. In launching this program in the U.S., we acknowledge the creativity and generosity of our Canadian brothers and sisters who have taken the initiative to develop and share the Family Reflections Program with us.

 What is the Family Reflections Program?

As an individual, family or group of friends, we invite you to participate in the monthly activities that are listed below. Each activity includes a description, questions and relevant links to serve as a starting point for reflection and conversation around the then current Diamond Jubilee theme.

Most activities are geared towards everyone in the Jamat, regardless of age or other demographics. Developed to celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee, the activities align with the broader themes that will be discussed throughout the Diamond Jubilee year in Jamats around the world.


Month  Theme Activity Link 
April 2018   Dini Education: Rooting Ourselves in Faith and Ethics  Reflections on Faith - Six-word Stories Link
March 2018  Realizing the Social Conscience of Islam: Our Responsibility   Poverty Alleviation - Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk Link
February 2018  Realizing the Social Conscience of Islam: Our Responsibility
Poverty Alleviation - Creating Awareness Link
January 2018  Culture, Diversity, and Pluralism in Islam Creating a Symbol for Pluralism Link
December 2017  Culture, Diversity, and Pluralism in Islam  Pluralism Mind Map Link
November 2017  Celebrating Education: Continuing our Legacy  What's important to you? Link
October 2017  Celebrating Education: Continuing our Legacy  AKDN Trivia Link
September 2017  The Grace of Jamatkhanas and Ismaili Centres in our lives  Being in Jamatkhana - a timeline Link
August 2017  The Grace of Jamatkhanas and Ismaili Centres in our lives  Build a Jamatkhana Link
July 2017  The Grace of Jamatkhanas and Ismaili Centres in our lives  Every party ought to have cake! Link

We hope that you will enjoy these activities!

Share your experiences:
Please text or email photos or reflections from your experience to
JubileeInfo@usaji.org as part of the wider North American Jamat’s experience. Please include the words Family Reflections Program in the subject line of your email.

The Ismaili USA App

The Jamati Institutions are excited to launch the Ismaili USA mobile app for Apple and Android devices. This informational app provides details on Diamond Jubilee initiatives, programs and activities, announcements, and news. Get up to date information on your regional events, and add them directly to your calendar. The app is available for download only in the United States.

 

Journey for Health is a program that aims to improve the Jamat’s health, increase physical activity, and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. In addition to capturing Jamati members’ progress towards better health, the Journey for Health portal will lead the Jamat on a virtual tour of 20 institutional and AKDN sites. Start the journey individually or as a team.

To register, visit https://journeyforhealth.org, and use code WALKUSA (all caps, no spaces) as your Jamatkhana code. The link can be saved to start tracking steps or the minutes spent on  favorite exercise.


The Ismaili USA Magazine is Now Digital!
The Council for USA is pleased to share with the Jamat that The Ismaili USA magazine is now available in digital format. Features of the digital magazine include interactive hyperlinks, video, and high resolution pictures. Click here to read the magazine.


About The Ismaili USA!

The Shia Ismaili Muslims are a community of ethnically and culturally diverse peoples living in over 25 countries around the world, united in their allegiance to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan (known to the Ismailis as Mawlana Hazar Imam), the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) and direct descendant of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family). This is the official website of the Ismaili Muslim community in the United States of America.Please also visit our official Facebook page and Twitter handle.

Registration process is now available for Diamond Jubilee Volunteers, FinOnline (jobs, business sales, etc.), ITREB programs (Diamond Voyage, Diamond Journey, Waro audition, etc.), along with Youth programs such as camps (Al-Ummah, Mosaic, Legacy, etc.), i-Mentors, and Ismaili Student Network. If you are interested in these programs, please register for an account and complete all the steps outlined on the registration page. Please note that parents must register individuals under the age of 18. The registration process does require validation of your email address and completion of a detailed profile form so, we can authenticate your profile against existing system. If we are unable to, we will provide instructions on how to authenticate your profile. If you have any questions or need further information, please e-mail us at support@theismailiusa.org.