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Weekly Headlines of the United Mashadi Jewish Community of America


Candle Lighting: 7:22 pm

Shabbat Ends: 8:31 pm

Prayer Times


Community Blood Drive, This Sunday April 22nd

We encourage all members who are eligible to donate to come and donate blood and help save 3 lives. All donations will be sent to Maimonides hospital. Join us on Sunday, Apr 22nd at Shaare Shalom from 10am-6pm. Requirements are: 17+ (16 with parental consent), 110lbs and valid ID. Submitted by Charlotte Shahverdi. Click here for Flyer and more Info


Special Yom Ha'azmaut 70th Birthday Celebration at Ohr Esther

We would like to welcome everyone for a very Special Yom Ha'azmaut 70th Birthday celebration this Shabbat at Ohr Esther. There will be flags and cupcakes given out to all kids, and after services all of the boys and girls will come on stage to sing Hatikvah. There will also be special Israeli foods at
the Kiddush. Please encourage your kids to join us this week.

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Celebrating Israel’s 70th Independence Day this Shabbat at Shaare Rachamim

All community members are invited to join us in celebrating Israel’s 70th Independence Day this Shabbat at Shaare Rachamim. Celebrations will include the singing of "Hatikva" National Anthem by the children of our community, as well as a raffle for the kids. Special Israeli themed Food will be served such as: Shawarma, Falafel, Choumus. Techina borekas and blue and white cookies. Children will also be treated to refreshing slushies as well. For more information please contact Shawn Aziz.

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Special Guest from Meorot this Shabbat in Ohr Esther!

Rabbi Bradley Hercman, Meorot Program Director, will be giving divrei torah at the Main Minyan on Shabbat April 21 after Musaf. Meorot is an innovative Judaic Studies after school program providing students with an inspired Modern Orthodox Jewish education, located at North Shore Hebrew Academy. The program seeks to serve elementary aged students who present with learning or language difficulties that prevent them from attending day school Yeshivot. Submitted by Tony Aziz.


Before & After Love Stories

Join us this Monday at Chabad to hear from a diverse group of Mashadi couples who will tell their love stories. Wine Tasting, Bistro & Sushi from 6:30-7:45pm. Program begins at 8pm sharp with desserts to follow. Open to all UMJCA singles. Submitted by Nathan Kashizadeh. Click here for Flyer and more Info



How to keep your children physically and emotionally healthy in 2018!

Learn how to boost your kids immune system and their self confidence with Pediatrician Dr. Sheila Shokrian Omrani and Parenting Coach Dina Kalati. Tuesday, April 24 at 8:00 pm Ohr Esther Young Mashadi Jewish Center 130 Steamboat Rd. Submitted by Lena Kavakeb. Click here for Flyer and more Info


Let’s Study Navi

New Class for Women with Rabbi Joshua Maroof - First class this Wednesday April 25th starting with the Book of
Joshua/Yehoshua. All women are welcome to join this weekly class studying the books of Navi. Every Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. at Ohr Esther Synagogue (130 Steamboat Road). For more information or to be added to the class chat please text Dana Bassali at (516) 993-2387.

Click here for Flyer and more Info


Annual Mother’s Day Plant and Gift Sale

UMJCA SISTERHOOD Annual Mother’s Day Plant and Gift Sale will be held on Sunday, May 6th 2018 in the Mashadi Jewish Center - Shaare Shalom 54 Steamboat Rd. from 9:00-2:00. A beautiful assortment of plants and vegetables will be available for purchase. Both annuals and perennials. In addition, there will be many great gifts for sale! For more information or preorders contact Lena Kavakeb 917-701-8157, Arezou Tolou Hakimian 516-426-7048, or Mojdeh Hakimian 516-527-6669. Click here for Flyer and more Info


Bangle Bracelet Found

A Bangle Bracelet has been found at the Wedding the Namdar and Kordvani Wedding. Please contact Minoo at the Shaare Shalom Office for more Info.



$5000 Grants for Jewish College Students

Dear friends, there is a Jewish organization that offers grants up to $5000 to financially eligible jewish college students every year. They will look at the FAFSA papers to make a decision.
The application forms come out this month. Please call the Hebrew Free Loan Society 1-212-687-0188. Many students from our community received grants in the past. For more info you can contact Anna Carmili.

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UMJCA Sports Program at GNN High School Gym

UMJCA is proud to announce that we finally have a Community Sports Program for High School, College, and Post Grads on Saturday afternoons at GNN High School Gym from 4:30-6:30pm. Men and women welcome! The dates include:: March 17th ,24th, April 14th, 28th, May 5th,12th. Follow us on Instagram: UMJCAprograms. Email: programs@umjca.org. (Submitted by Avital Raynor) Click here for Flyer and more Info

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Heritage Corner

It's contest time...send us your photos! Deadline April 30, 2018

Please Click Here for our Heritage and History Facebook Page Yehudi Mashadi and to Submit Your Picture


NEW Weekday Morning Minyan at Shaare Shalom at 8:40 am

A NEW LATE Weekday Morning Minyan has been organized at Shaare Shalom Starting Monday April 9.
Baruch Sh’Amar will begin at 8:40 am in the Main Sanctuary. Please attend and support us!!!!
For more information please contact Yossi Namdar.


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Enjoy a fun filled time in the famous Milano Marittima. Mashadis have rented out a hotel and are offering Glatt kosher catering for all. Delectable breakfast-lunch-Dinner service. 5 days from July 3rd to July 8th. Prices vary based on family size and room options. Contacts: Email info@koltuvevents.com / Whatsapp: +393484500534. Submitted by David Sianes 516-467-9742

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Angel Fund Announcement

UMJCA Angel Fund would like to thank the respected community members for your overwhelming & heartwarming support in our recent Fund raising at our Three Community Synagogues. It is your generous donations that enables this committee to help support our community brothers & sisters in need. For those who wish to be a partner in this important cause & were unavailable in the past few weeks at our Fundraising events, please email your pledges to Mrs. Mitra Heskia at mitraheskia@gmail.com or you can call her at (516) 482-0444. You could also contact any of the Angel Fund committee members. The UMJCA Angel Fund is NOW on VEMNO @umjcaangelfund. Submitted by George Dilamani. Click here for the Angel Fund Letter and more Info

Computers 2018


This basic course is for those with little or no knowledge of computers and the internet. Learn about Windows, how to use the mouse and keyboard. Students will learn about the Internet, Facebook, how to find popular websites, how to search, and how to shop. Class will be conducted in English and Farsi. Laptops provided or bring your own! Dates: Tuesdays April 17, April 24, May 1 & May 8. Time: 8:30-10pm at Ohr Esther4 sessions/$150. To register, please call or email Avital at: 516-708-9999 or avital@mashadi.org. Click here for Flyer and more Info



Shaare Shalom - Mashadi Jewish Center

Celebrating the birth of the newborn baby Boy, born to Miriam and Mark Kordvani
Celebrating the birth of the newborn baby Boy, born to Ariel and Corrine Yacobi Zar
Celebrating the Engagement of Anna Ben Yehuda to Payam (Perry) Rahmanan
Celebrating the Engagement of Talia Hakimi to Ronen Ben Yehuda
Celebrating the birth of the newborn baby Boy, born to Gabriella and Etan Hakimi

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No Shiras were reported at Ohr Esther for this Shabbat

Shaare Rachamim

No Shiras were reported at Shaare Rachamin for this Shabbat

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AIPAC 2019 Policy Conference is Open For Registration

For a limited time only, you can register for next year's policy conference in Washington, DC. Register now for the discounted price of $399 which is $200 off of the full price. Registrations are FULLY REFUNDABLE until January 18, 2019, so book now to be safe! Visit http://www.policyconference.org/ to register. Submitted by Tony Aziz.


No Perfect Parent Only Real One

Join us on Wednesdays, April 11th, April 25th, and May 23rd at 9:45am at Ohr Esther for NO PERFECT PARENT ONLY REAL ONES. Leslie Grama Shapiro LMSW, Partners In Caring Sid Jacobson JCC, will run a parenting support workshop in the Main Sanctuary. No registration required - walk-ins welcome! Bring your relevant parenting questions and we will discuss & explore these topics in an informal monthly support group. For further information, please email avital@mashadi.org. Click here for Flyer and more Info

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Spring 2018 Registration for UMJCA Programs & Classes is Still Open

Please click here to Register to Classes and to view the Spring 2018 Program Guide


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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 rabbibitton@yahoo.com or whatsapp (516) 382-4447. For more information please contact Allen Hakim.


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