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Weekly Headlines of the United Mashadi Jewish Community of America


Candle Lighting: 6:01 pm - Wed, Oct 11 - HOSHANNAH RABBAH

Prayer Times - Simchat Torah - Oct 11 to 13

Prayer Times - Oct 13 to 20

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Sixth Annual UMJCA Simchat Torah Raffle

Israel Trip Package – Car Lease – Fontainebleau Hilton Stay and More Prizes. Each ticket gets you five chances to win. For more information or purchase tickets please contact: Mika Hakimi (516) 225-1761 or any Gabbayim at our Synagogues. Click here to View Prizes and Ticket Packages


Sukkot and Simchat Torah Bracha for Your Children

Bring your children to Shaare Shalom, Ohr Esther or Shaare Rachamim so that they can receive a blessing (Mishaberach) under the large Tzitzit on Sukkot (2nd day Friday Oct 6th) and Simchat Torah (Friday Oct 13th). Everyone who participates will receive a GOODY BAG ( prepared by Mrs. Nili Aminoff & family) and sponsored by the Kordvani Family).

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Hoshanah Rabbah 2017: All-Nighter at Ohr Esther!

Please join us Tuesday, October 10, for the first ever Hoshana Rabbah CHARITY all nighter honoring Tomchei Shabbat! The program will start at 11:30PM at 130, and we will have have a variety of classes from both community Rabbis and teachers, for both men and women. The classes will be followed by a raffle for 2 awesome prizes. YOU have the unique opportunity to raise money just by showing up ! How? Special sponsors will be donating a set amount of money per person who shows up, with 100% of proceeds going directly to Tomchei Shabbat! For more info contact Moshe Kohanim. Click here for the Flyer and More Info


M&M Club

This Thursday October 12 we will be celebrating Shemini Atzeret at Shaare Shalom. All children ages 3-12 are welcome for a fun day of games and raffles. Food will be served from Middle Neck Glatt (Fire Poppers and chicken fingers). We hope to see you all there! Submitted by Natasha Nassimian


Shaare Rachamim Sukkot Classes and Grand Raffle

Shaare Rachamim welcomes all kids to please join us throughout SUKKOT for our regularly scheduled classes. All kids who attend classes throughout Sukkot will receive a special ticket to enter a GRAND RAFFLE which will be held on Simchat Torah day! Prizes will include a Galaxy Tab, an Amazon Echo, a bicycle, a mini drone, and many more. For more information contact Shawn Aziz shlomoshawnaziz@gmail.com, or Elie Bassalian ebassalian18@gmail.com. Click here for Official Flyer and more Info


Shabbat Project Dinner Reservations

Shabbat Project 2017, taking place on October 27-28, will feature a catered Shabbat dinner in Shaare Shalom Synagogue. The communal dinner will be an exciting start to the Shabbat Project, and much preparation is going into making it something special. Reservations will begin immediately after Chag. For information contact:
Arezou Tolou Hakimian 516-426-7048
Tony Aziz (516) 423-1891
Leon Hakimian (516) 459-3395

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Learn It Up is Back and Better Than Ever!!!!!

Please Join us Wednesday, November 1st at Ohr Esther at 8:30pm 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 Out On This Awesome Semester !. For more Info please contact Aaron Aziz.


VIDEO: Shabbat Project

October 27-28, 2017


VIDEO: Adam Livi interviews a special community member about Shabbat

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Register For IVRED!!

Now's the time to boost your Hebrew reading skills! No skills? No PROBLEM. IVREAD has helped people who don’t know a single letter, become among the BEST Hebrew readers in Kanissa - as well as fluent in prayers! Advanced classes are also available - including a CHAZANUT CLASS. Truly the best $30 investment you will ever make. Once a week, 8 weeks, everlasting knowledge. For more information, please contact Stephanie Aziz -stephanienemat@gmail.com or Rodney Nassimian - Rodneynas@outlook.com
Classes begin on Monday, OCTOBER 30!
- Every Monday night for 8 consecutive weeks from 8:15pm-9:30pm
- Open to all ages 16 and up!
- Fee for the term is $30 for new students and $25 for existing students (includes a free Siddur for new students!)
- Check out the registration link for a list of levels we offer

Just fill out this short form here to be registered:

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Shabbat Classes at Shaare Rachamim

- Dorina Kalaty after morning Services,
- 4:15 pm Yacov Bitton -
- 4:30 pm: Rabbi Maroof .
Classses followed by Mincha and Seuda Shelishit.
Submitted by Moshe Enayatian


Appropriate Dressing while Attending Kanissa Services

As we are approaching the Chaghim, women and teenaged young ladies are asked to respect and adhere to our traditions of appropriate dressing while attending Kanissa services. With your assistance, it is our goal to maintain a wholesome and proper atmosphere for all our families and children. Thank you for your cooperation. Shaare Shalom Board. Submitted by Khosrow Hakimian.


Welcome to the inaugural academic year of Meorot!

A glimpse of the Meorot experience
Click Here for Special Letter from the General Director of Meorot
More info at https://www.meorotgn.org/
Submitted by Jonathan Hazghian.


Sisterhood Elections - Nominate Online

The Supervisory Council of the UMJCA will be holding the Sisterhood elections on Sunday, November 19th 2017. Anyone 21 years and older may be nominated to run for the Sisterhood. Any man or woman over the age of 18 is eligible to vote. On the same day, the Supervisory Council will be holding a referendum to approve the lease and sale contract of Shaare Tova Synagogue in Kew Gardens, NY. A general assembly will be held to inform the public about the details.

Click Here to Submit Your Sisterhood Nomination Online

Click here for Sisterhood Nomination Form by Fax

Click here for the Current Sisterhood Members

You can also submit your nominations by email to mashadisc@googlegroups.com.
Submitted by Eddie LeVian.

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Learn It Up High School is Back Oct 18

We are proud to announce the start of Learn It Up High School on Wednesday October 18th. All High School aged students are encouraged to come Wednesday nights @ 130 Steamboat Road (Ohr Ester) for a start to an amazing program. This program is for both Public School and Yeshiva High School students. The schedule of the night is as follows: Dinner: 8:00 - 8:30 pm, Learning: 8:30 - 9:30 pm, Desserts: 9:30 -10:00 pm. For more information please contact Haleh Benilevi


Mashadi Senior club will be closed on following dates in October

- Wednesday 10/4
- Monday 10/9 (Columbus Day)
- Wednesday 10/11
Submitted by Ania Nassimi.

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Special Offer by Lederman Catering

As most of you know Lederman Catering is offering a great deal for weddings for the Mashadi Jewish Community. In addition to this great deal, a very generous community member has offered to cover half of the cost of this deal in order to ease the wedding expenses. This is a great offer and opportunity and we hope more people will take advantage of it. For any information please contact Haleh Benilevi

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Registration for UMJCA classes and MJC Basketball is available ONLINE

On behalf of UMJCA Programming LLC, Fall 2017 registration for UMJCA classes and MJC Basketball is available ONLINE and you will now be able to register and pay for classes from the comfort of your own home!

Click Here for More Info, View the New Fall Program Guide and to Register Online


How do Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and long-term care fit into my plan for retirement?

Please join us: Tuesday, 8 P.M. October 24th, 2017 at Ohr Esther, 130 Steamboat Road , Great Neck. Put our knowledge on your side. Living longer can mean incurring bills for extended medical or home care not covered by social services. Many people find their assets would quickly disappear if they faced a long illness or recovery. A sound financial strategy can be critical to having a long and secure retirement. Social Security, Medicare and Long- Term Care Workshop Get in-depth information on these topics: • What are the alternatives to Medicare? • Are there other options to pay for long-term care? • Will early retirement really mean less Social Security? For more info please contact Alfred Dilamani. Click here for Flyer and more Info



Shaare Shalom - Mashadi Jewish Center

Celebrating the Engagement and Shir LaMalot of Dina Kalatizadeh to Benjamin Azizi
Celebrating the Engagement and Shir LaMalot of Leah Kashani to Emanuel Aharanoff
Celebrating the birth of the newborn baby Girl, born to Debra and Jonathan Zaboulani

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Celebrating the Bar-Mitzvah Torah Reading by Daniel Aziz, Son of Rebecca and Farid Aziz
Celebrating the Bar-Mitzvah Torah Reading by Adam Ilian, Son of Ilana and Michael Ilian
Celebrating the Bar-Mitzvah Torah Reading by Benjamin Zar, Son of Laleh and Jack Zar
Celebrating the Bar-Mitzvah Torah Reading of Benjamin Namdar, Son of Romina and Kourosh Namdar

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Celebrating the Bar-Mitzvah Torah Reading by David Aghalarian, Son of Nazy and Albert Aghalarian


Celebrating the Bar-Mitzvah Torah Reading by Jacob Aminoff, Son of Charlene and Jonathan Aminoff

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Weekly Newsletter of the Mashadi Jewish Community of Milan. Clicca qui per Noam News

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Our Soldiers Speak Annual Gala Dinner

November 2 at 6:30 PM

Sgt. Benjamin Anthony and Our Soldiers Speak are holding their Annual Gala Dinner on Thursday, November 2nd, at 6:30 PM, at Capitale NYC. Keynote speakers include a very senior member of the U.S. Presidential Administration, an active General from Israel and many more. Prices Range from $450 Standard ($495 after October 12th) $99 Young Professionals - $36 Students - Full Dinner and Open Bar included.
Click here to register

A limited Early Bird discount price of $54 is available for young professionals until October 12th.
To redeem, please click here and submit a donation for $54, and type 'Mashadi Promotion' in the memo line
Close to two full tables are already registered from the Mashadi Community.
Submitted by Tony Aziz


A Message from the Israel and Zionism Committee

When the fire broke out in the north of Israel and many trees were burnt, our community got together to help rebuild and replant the forests in Israel. Together we raised almost $30,000 worth of $10 donations per person, all thanks to the visionary work of Mr Albert Bassal and the help of many amazing volunteers who put in the hard work to reach this goal. We combined it with the previous years’ donations from the Bar Mitzvah groups, and we dedicated a forest in Israel near Jerusalem in honor of the Mashadi community.

The Israel and Zionism Committee have taken upon themselves two more fundraising programs:

The first is that we would like to donate a room in Shaarei Tzedek hospital in honor of the late Mr. Ephraim Kordvani who helped in many of our community’s fundraising efforts in the past. We would also like to donate 500 shekels annually to every Mashadi IDF soldier as a gift from the community. Our first gift is already going out to 100 IDF soldiers before this Rosh Hashanah. Our goal is to raise $62,000 total in donations for the above two programs. As of today about $14,000 has been raised. Please come forward and help us reach our goal. As we saw with the forest in Israel, small donations can add up to help us achieve amazing things, thanks to the incredible generosity of our community.
For more information please contact Yoni Nitzani or Albert Bassal.


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.


Publications & Weekly Classes

Martin's Corner

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Shalom Week Wedding Pictures

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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.

Click Here for Contacts and More Information

Submitted by Avital Rahmanan Raynor on behalf of the UMJCA Programming Commitee.


Diamond Earring and Tiffany Cufflink Found

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Please email to kanissanews@gmail.com for more info.


HaChodesh Monthly Newsletter

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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.


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