Weekly Headlines of the United Mashadi Jewish Community of America
You're Somebody's Type- Blood Drive Sunday, February 26th
Help save 3 lives by donating blood on Sunday February 26th at Shaare Shalom from 10am-6pm. We really encourage all eligible community members to take part in this huge deed and help save a life!For questions and to learn more contact, Maxine Etessami, Charlotte Shahverdi or Jordan Rahimi.
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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.
UMJCA Flag Football
We are pleased to announce that we will be offering the UMJCA Flag Football program again this year for 5th and 6th grade boys in the Spring. The sessions will be held on Sundays, March 5 to April 9 (rain date after Passover) at 1:15pm after Talmud Torah in Kings Point Park (Field 2). The cost per child is $100 ($80 if already have the UMJCA jersey and don't need a new one). To register please contact Avital Raynor at 516-708-9999 (firstname.lastname@example.org), or for more information please contact me at 516-413-2098 or Doron Hakimian at 516-410-8114. Please note we were able to secure only one field, so space is limited and is on a first come first serve basis.
Understanding Eating Disorders with Health Coach Sandy Haroonian
Please join us on Tuesday, March 7th 8pm at Ohr Esther to learn more about this topic! An estimated 30 million American men, women, teens and pre-teens suffer from some type of eating disorder. An eating disorder is a complex mental illness marked by an unhealthy relationship with food and body weight that interferes with many areas of a person’s life. All are welcome! RSVP to email@example.com. Click Here for more Info and Official Flyer
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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Shaare Shalom - Mashadi Jewish Center
▪ Celebrating the Wedding of Sasha and Simon Ebrani
▪ Celebrating the birth of the newborn baby Girl, born to Amanda and Kami Nasrollahi
Ohr Esther - Young Mashadi Jewish Center
▪ No Shiras were reported at Ohr Esther for this Shabbat
▪ No Shiras were reported at Shaare Rachamin for this Shabbat
The Pulse will be kicking off their spring semester with an event your girls DO NOT want to miss. On Tuesday night, February 28th at 7 PM, the first "class" will be open for All 7th-10th graders. The following weeks we will have classes on Monday Nights from 7:30-8:30 for 9th & 10th graders and classes on Tuesday nights 7:30-8:30 for 8th graders. All classes including our Spa kickoff event will be at Ohr Esther. Please sign up with Avital Raynor to register your daughter for this exciting and much needed program. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info
Saturday Night Family Learning Program @ 54 is ON
It's The Season Finale from 7:00-8:00 pm. This Week’s session is Sponsored by Mr & Mrs Jacob Hakimi, Mr & Mrs Netanel Levy, Mr & Mrs Kambiz Liviem, Mr & Mrs Mehran Enayatian in honor of Daniel's Birthday, Mr & Mrs Avner Levy liluy nishmat Talia bat Aharon, Mr & Mrs Ronnie Kordvani liluy nishmat Ephraim ben Yedidiyah. Snacks and cool Raffle prizes every week, for more info please contact Ayzik Kohan, Fariborz Livian or Daniel Dilamani. Follow FLP & other children Jewish education programs on Instagram @ ohr_esther_kids_jewish_ed
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.
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.
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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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