ZAMWI’s Avesta Classes are held twice a month for children ages 1 to 18, and are led by parent volunteers. All are welcome to attend.
The primary function of our classes is for the children to learn about their religion and forge social bonds which hopefully will last to adulthood and beyond. Observing the groups over the many years that these classes have been held, we can honestly say that a more wonderful group of children who look out for each other would be hard to find; when they’re together it’s truly a heartwarming sight to behold.
We start the ‘academic year’ in September and go until May. Our classes begin with a short humbandagi. Our Ervad Brigadier Behram Panthaki prays Tandarosti followed by a short lesson. We then break up into smaller groups headed by parent volunteers. Most of the teaching is done on a unit basis, so if a student misses a class, he/she can catch up on the next go-around. There is quite a bit of review, hands-on learning, and repetition so no student feels left out or left behind. A snack is offered at the end of classes during which time students socialize. Twice a year we have Pizza gahambar style.
Apart from academic instruction, students participate in many of ZAMWI’s events and celebrations: Mehregan, Yalda, Sadeh, Norouz, Tirgan. The classes also enjoy an annual Family Fun Day, Bowling, Sports Day, and Music & Talent.
Welcome to the classes. Click here if you’d like to see the latest Avesta Class schedule. Click here if you’d like to contact the Avesta Class Coordinators for more information.