Corona Virus Cancellations

Dearest Friends, The Local Spiritual Assembly of San Jose, after prayerful consultation, and heeding the recommendations of State and County officials, has decided to cancel all upcoming Bahá’í events at the San Jose Bahá’í Center until Monday April 6, 2020. This includes: Naw-Rúz celebration Feast of Bahá Baha’i Family School Game Night Programs that were held…

Second Harvest Food Bank Workday Report

A chipper group of Baha’i volunteers rallied at the Second Harvest Food Bank on February 22 and packaged a whopping 18,100 pounds of pears! A good time was had by all and, as always, we answered a number of questions about the Faith from interested co-volunteers. Our next workday will be in April. Stay tuned!

Quote of the Month

“Show forbearance and benevolence and love to one another. Should any one among you be incapable of grasping a certain truth, or be striving to comprehend it, show forth, when conversing with him, a spirit of extreme kindliness and good-will. Help him to see and recognize the truth, without esteeming yourself to be, in the…

Fundraiser for National Fund a Success!

The fundraiser held the evening of March 3rd brought in a myriad beautiful and special items for the silent auction and netted approximately $5200 to be sent to the National Baha’i Fund. Communities all across American are holding similar fundraisers and we hope every one of them was at least as successful as ours. Thank…

Photo Galleries

On October 21st and 22nd, Baha’is all over the globe celebrated the Twin Holy Days of the Birth of the Báb and the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah. Our community prepared for these joyous events with a years long renovation process that included new flooring, paint, curtains and chairs throughout the center, new…

Baha’i Elections: All Hands on Deck

Baha’i elections are inherently different than elections we may participate in or observe outside of the Baha’i Faith. Baha’is elect our Local, National and Global administrative councils. That is, we elect Local and National Spiritual Assemblies and the Universal House of Justice. Local Spiritual Assemblies are elected directly by members of local Baha’i communities, while…

The Saga of the Center Chairs

Out with the old; in with the new … chairs, that is. Every last one of the old rust-colored chairs were taken away by the Salvation Army last week. That included all the old chairs from storage, upstairs and downstairs classrooms, nursery and social hall—a total of 170 chairs. They very generously took even the broken…

Baha’is of the United States Elect New National Spiritual Assembly

We are pleased to share with you the results of voting at this year’s 109th Bahá’í National Convention, along with the names of the National Spiritual Assembly’s officers for the year. David F. Young, Chair Jacqueline Left Hand Bull, Vice-Chair Kenneth E. Bowers, Secretary Juana C. Conrad, Treasurer Muin Afnani Fariba Aghdasi S. Valerie Dana Robert C. Henderson Kevin Trotter…