Weekly Headlines of the United Mashadi Jewish Community of America
Annual Ohel Purim Carnival - Mar 19
The MYC is very excited to announce: The Annual Ohel Purim Carnival! Come enjoy a fun day with children and adults with developmental disabilities. There will be free food, dancing, games and much more! Please join us on March 19th, from 11-3 pm, at 54 Steamboat Road. Organizations attending include members from OHEL, HASC and Friendship Circle. Make sure to wear a costume! Thank you to our sponsors: Ephraim & Nili Aminoff, Simon & Candie Zar, Ross & Shirlee Gordon, and Kellie Aminoff. For more information, contact Jamie Karmely (516) 776-3262 or any other member of the MYC. Click here for Flyer and more Info
Mezuzah and Tefilin and Shatnez Checking at Shaare Shalom
Shaare Shalom invites you to check your Shatnez, Mezuzot & Tefilin. Sunday, Mar 26. Tefilin and Mezuzot checking at 10.30 am. Shaatnez checking at 4:00 pm. For more information please contact Moris Aziz
Whatsapp Sefirat Ha Omer Reminder
Dear Friends and Family, It’s a New Passover and a New Whatsapp Sefirat Ha Omer Reminder is being set up. If you are interested to receive a Reminder, please send a Whatsapp Message to +15163435666 to Sign Up. Important: No Reminders will Be Sent On Erev Chag Or Shabbat Eve's. Please Let us know If you would like to Sponsor a Night with a Dedication or ad. With Your Help Last Year The Omer Reminder Donated Over $14000 to The Angel Fund. We Hope to reach $20000 this year. For more information, please contact Shlomo Nourieli.
An Extraordinary Event by United Jewish Communities of Long Island & New York City:
Premiering Distinguished Guest of Honor Consul General of Israel - Dani Dayan
Point of views on New Administration’s Approach to Middle East’s Most Intractable Conflicts & Two-State Solution. Music by Avi Perez. Gourmet Glatt Kosher Dinner, Open Bar . Wednesday - March 22, 2017 -7:30 pm. Grand Ballroom of Temple Israel, 108 Old Mill Road, Great Neck, N.Y. 11023. General Admission: $100. Proceeds of this Event is Dedicated to Jewish National Funds of Israel for Severe losses and damages caused by raging fires throughout Israel in November of 2016. For more info and to purchase tickets please contact: Albert Bassal (917) 771-3865, Mehran Bassali (917) 509-7329, Yoni Nitzani (917)783-9008. Click Here for Official Flyer and more Info
Last Call! Registration for Camp MJC Closing Soon
Camp Dates: Jul 3 – Aug 26, 2017.Don’t miss out on a fun and memorable summer for your children. Register NOW for one of our final spots. . Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (516) 640-0077 for information or to register. If you wish to register but need tuition assistance, please email Aid@CampMJC.org. Submitted by Natascha Shaer.
Watch Livestream - Yeshiva University Chag Hasemikhah Ceremony This Sunday
Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) and the Yeshiva University community will celebrate the ordination of more than 130 musmachim [ordained rabbis] at its Chag HaSemikhah Convocation this Sunday March 19, 2017. Only a handful of the upcoming graduates come from Sephardic background, and it is an honor to have the Mashadi community's very own Rabbi Mosheh Aziz achieve this distinction. For those who would like to watch online, the event will be streamed live starting at 11:30 am at https://www.yu.edu/chag. To see the recent press release featuring Rabbi Mosheh Aziz, Please Click Here. Mazal Tov to the Aziz and Liviem families for this tremendous accomplishment.
Shaare Shalom - Mashadi Jewish Center
▪ Celebrating the Engagement and Shir Malot of Shiran Bassal to Aryeh Istrin
▪ Celebrating the Engagement of Gabriella Zabih to Justin Zaroovabeli
▪ Celebrating the Wedding of Monica and Shahrokh Omrami
▪ Celebrating the birth of the newborn baby Boy, born to Monica and Andrew Mittelmann
Ohr Esther - Young Mashadi Jewish Center
▪ Celebrating the Torah Reading by Justin LeVian, Son of Elizabeth and Moossa LeVian
▪ No Shiras were reported at Shaare Rachamin for this Shabbat
INTRO TO PROFESSIONAL ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING - Tue, Mar 21
Please join us on Tuesday, March 21st 8PM at Ohr Esther for a workshop on Intro to Online Social Networking. From social networks like Facebook and Twitter to business sites like LinkedIn, online meeting places are linking professionals across the country and across the world. Career Services Specialist Linda Samet will help unlock the keys to effective social networking as part of your job search. RSVP to email@example.com.
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Class For Women at Shaare Rachamin with Dorina Kalaty, PCC
Transformation through Torah Weekly exploration of the Parashat Hashavua. Classes will be continuing this Shabbat at Shaare Rachamim after services.
TSQ Pesach Delivery Day
As in previous years, volunteer drivers are needed to deliver
Tomchei Shabbos of Queens packages to needy families for Pesach on Sunday, April 2. Drivers are asked to pick up the packages from 33-23 Union Street in Flushing between 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. For more information on this project or how you can help TSQ contact Gideon Karmily (516) 551-8833
Seventh Annual Chametz for Charity
Ohr Esther Synagogue will be collecting unused, unopened, non-perishable food for Island Harvest, a local food pantry serving thousands of poor families on Long Island. The collection will begin on Monday, March 27 and will continue through Sunday, April 2. The drop off point will be Ohr Esther Synagogue (130 Steamboat Road). For more information, contact Kami Kalaty firstname.lastname@example.org or Afshin Bassali
Kosher Sefardic Megillah Esther For Sale
Under instructions by Rabbi Ben Haim we have commissioned Rabbi Benporat to make several Kosher Sefardic Megillah Esther for our community members. If interested please contact Farshid Liviem
New Tzitzit Arrivals For Purchase at Shaare Shalom
The Tzitzit are available for the New Chatanim, Bar Mitzvah Boys and Upcoming Chaghim and Everyday use. All sizes available. For more information please contact the Shaare Shalom office or Morris Aziz.
Weekday Arvit Services are Back at Shaare Shalom
Please note starting this coming Monday March 13, we will be having Weekday Arvit services at 8.15 pm in Shaare For more Info please contact Adam Liviem or Morris Aziz.
Community News via WhatsApp!!
You can now receive Community Prayer Times, Shira News and more through the NEW Kanissa News WhatsApp Broadcast. This Free Service is available by Subscription Only and will be Limited to Less than Five Messages per week. To subscribe, please send a WhatsApp Message with your First & Last Name to (516) 350-0354.
Learn It Up is Back
Please Join us this Wednesday at Ohr Esther at 8:30 pm for a delicious dinner followed by a variety of great classes for men and women taught by our awesome new and returning teachers! You Don't Want To Miss It! Contact: Aaron Aziz, email@example.com.
IAJF YL invites you to join us at the 2017 AIPAC Policy Conference
Sunday, March 26th to Tuesday, March 28th
Sign up with the early bird all-inclusive price of $500. These subsidized tickets are limited to Young Professionals (ages 21-35) who are members of IAJF YL . * Price goes up to $650 after March 6th. Registration will be open until March 14th Registration includes: Ticket to the 2017 AIPAC Policy Conference ($599 Value)~Room at the Capitol Hilton Washington DC~ (3 to 4 People Per Room Max) ~Round-Trip Private Bus Transportation to DC ~Opening Night Dinner Party Hosted and Sponsored By IAJF -Photo ID required. Bus leaves Great Neck after Shabbat on March 25th, and departs from DC on March 28th in the afternoon. Details on tickets and other items will be emailed after registration. Question? Call 516-466-8947 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To Purchase Tickets, Please Click Here. Submitted by Mehran Hakimian
3rd Annual UMJCA Charity Basketball Tournament
Join us on Sunday, May 7th for the annual UMJCA Charity Basketball Tournament. The eventful day will take place in Shaare Shalom alongside the Sisterhood Plant Sale & Israeli Shuk. We will be inaugurating the newly renovated gym and spending the day in honor of the IDF. All tournament proceeds will go towards the construction of a new synagogue in the Tznobar Base of the IDF. The day will consist of a men's 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament with two different tiers to choose from. Each team may consist of 3-5 players, open to ages 17+. In addition to the men's tournament, there will be a women's full court game as well. Don't miss out on a special Yom Haatzmaut celebration in honor of the IDF! To sign up your team, please contact Josh Namdar, Jason LeVian, or Kevin Hakimi. . Click Here for More Information and Official Flyer
Shalom Camp 2017
Shalom Camp 2017 is now open for Registration (516) 829-1435. July 3, 2017 - August 25, 2017.
Early Bird Prizes are in effect through May 17, 2017. Toddlers 9:30 -2:00: 8 weeks $2,060 - 6 weeks $1,600 - 4 weeks $1,090.
Nursery and Pre- K 9:30 – 3:00: 8 weeks $2,170 - 7 weeks $1,930 - 6 weeks $1,690 - 5 weeks $1,430 - 4 weeks $1,150. Submitted by Rozita Djourabchi.
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Shalom Week Wedding Pictures
Passover Rice Information 2017 - Updated List
As per phone conversations with rice importers, Rabbi Eliyahu Ben Haiim has confirmed that the following brands of rice are 100% pure, no additives, or preservatives, or vitamins. Therefore, they are suitable for use for Passover. The following brands are: Colbeh – Royal – Pari – Deer - Zebra – Empire - Lal Qilla - Dunar – Kohinoor. Brown Rices have not been checked. Please contact your local rabbi for any questions. Please avoid using any enriched rice. Even though all these rices are pure, Jewish law requires that the rice be cleaned three times and washed thoroughly before use for Passover. Chag Kasher Vesameach. Submitted by Mojgan Liviem.
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We Connect - Mashadi Peer to Peer Confidential Support and Information Help Line
We are excited to announce the beginning of a new initiative for Mashadis in need of information and confidential help/advice. We are starting with four important areas of concern and we hope to expand into new areas. Anyone who needs a place to start and someone to talk to Confidentially in the following areas may contact the appointed liaisons. They will help you to connect with the proper health care professionals, surgeons, counseling, social workers, and various available social programs that may be available to you.
Submitted by Avital Rahmanan Raynor on behalf of the UMJCA Programming Commitee.
Central Board Announcement: Rabbi Yosef Bitton Available For Counseling
Rabbi Yosef Bitton is available for counseling for any member of the community. Please, contact him preferably by email email@example.com or whatsapp (516) 382-4447. For more information please contact Mehran Hakimian.
Community Email Subscription Services
UMJCA is offering a variety of email subscription services for community members who want to be informed and be notified about community news. To subscribe to the email notifications of your choice, please go to www.kanissanews.com/subscribe