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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)
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Annual Clothing Drive - Mar 18

UMJCA SISTERHOOD Annual Clothing Drive will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2018. A truck will be collecting unwanted Clothing and Shoes from 10AM - 2PM at Shaare Shalom 54 Steamboat Road.Please drop off all Clothing and Shoes in sealed garbage bags. Clothing should be washed. Click here for Flyer and more Info


Selling of the Chametz Form – Submit Your Form Online

The Religious Council has set up an online option for filling out and submitting the Selling of the Chametz Form in addition of the handwritten form. Submitted by Rabbi Mosheh Aziz
Click Here To Submit Your Form Online
Click Here For the Printable Form

Religious Council Passover Product List

Click Here for the UMJCA Religious Council Passover Product List

Submitted by Rabbi Mosheh Aziz


Bullies and Bullying: hat Parents Can Do to Help

Join us on Tuesday, March 20th 8:00 pm at Ohr Esther and discover your role in bullying prevention! Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.Workshop given by Debbie Kassimir, LCSW, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center & Leslie Grama Shapiro LMSW, Sid Jacobson JCC/Partners In Caring. RSVP toavital@mashadi.org. (Submitted by Avital Raynor). Click here for Flyer and more Info



Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first smile.amazon.com purchase - through March 31!
Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3216392 and Amazon donates to United Mashadi Jewish Community of America Inc


Family Learning Program Home Edition with Kahoot

Download the Kahoot app on your phone, iPod or any other smart device and start competing in weekly Parasha challenges. Enter a new challenge code available every week from Thursday morning to Sunday night (please avoid Kahoot on Shabbat) and take the challenge on your own or with your family for even more fun learning with Kahoot. Top scores will be posted every week in Kanissa news. This week's Kahoot Challenge code is 0233212. Last week's top scores: Emanuel Aziz, Josh Ebrani, Moshe Saghirnejad, Noah Namdar and Itay Kashi. Follow uson Instagram @ Ohr_Esther_kids_jewish_ed. For additional details contact Ayzik Kohan at Safety@mashadi.org


Week 5 of the 5 weeks 7 women

Ending off our series with Rabbanit Coty Bitton THIS Sunday morning at 10:45am at Shaare Rachamim. Join us as we learn new insights on “Pesah & Shir HaShirim” Breakfast at 10:45am, followed by lecture - Open to ALL Women - Submitted by Charlotte Shahverdi.



UMJCA is proud to announce that we finally have a program on Saturdays for all Middle School boys at 54 from 4:00-7:00 pm. The program includes supervised games and sports. Snacks will be available. The schedule includes the following dates:
March 17th: 7th Grade @54
March 24th: 8th Grade @54
April 14th: 6th Grade @54
April 28th: 7th Grade @54
May 5th: 8th Grade @54
May 12th: 6th & 7th Grade @54
May 12th: 8th Grade @ GNNHS Gym
Follow us on Instagram: UMJCAprograms
Email us at: programs@umjca.org
(Submitted by Avital Raynor)
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Chametz for Charity

Ohr Esther Synagogue is 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 Friday, March 16 and continue through Thursday, March 29 The drop off point will be Ohr Esther Synagogue (130 Steamboat Road). For more information, contact Kami Kalaty kamikk@aol.com or Afshin Bassali efibee@gmail.com.



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, 7 weeks, everlasting knowledge. For more information, please contact Stephanie Aziz -stephanienemat@gmail.com or Rodney Nassimian - Rodneynas@outlook.com
Classes begin on Monday, APRIL 16!
- Every Monday night for 7 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


Government / Medicaid Program

There is a very important Government / Medicaid program. If you are taking care of an elderly or disabled relative or friend, you can get paid for it by Medicaid! If an elderly or disabled person needs help several hours a week, they can THEMSELVES choose a relative or friend to do it. This caregiver will get paid for it by Medicaid! The programs are called CDPAP and CDPASS.
Please note that a spouse is not eligible for this. Submitted by Anna Carmili.


Hatzolah in Great Neck

Our community is familiar with "Hatzaolah Ambulances " from Queens. Hatzolah, on the daily basis, saves many lives, including members of our own community. All those work at Hatzalah are volunteers and their budget is raised only by donations. We are happy to inform you that after many efforts the organization has agreed to prepare to open a station also in Great Neck. The annual fundraising event of Hatzolah is on Tuesday. For those who can not attend this event there will be envelopes in all our Synagogues this Shabbat so that you can send your donations directly to them. Please help this amazing organization and we hope that the community uses them only for good occasions. For info contact Netanel Levy @917 282 2649 and Johnathan Aminoff @ 1516 884 4624. Click here to View the Hatzolah Event Invitation


Whatsapp Sefirat Ha Omer Reminder

Dear Friends And Family Passover Is Just Around The Corner And Once Again Whatsapp Sefirat Ha Omer Reminder Will Be Available . If You Are Interested To Recieve A Reminder, Please Send Me A Whatsapp Message +15163435666 To Sign You Up With Your First And Last Name. Important: No Reminders Will Be Sent On Erev Chag Or Shabbat Eve's.Please Let Me Know If You Would Like To Sponsor A Night With A Dedication. With Your Help Last Year The Omer Reminder Donated Over $27000 To The Angel Fund. We Hope To Reach $50000 This Year.First Donation Was Already Been Given With $2600 By Simon Ebrani and Mr. Igal Namdar Said He Will Match The Highest Bidder, We Thank Them Both. But Most Important Thanks For Helping Me With The Mitzvah Of Sefirat Haomer. Shlomo Nouriely


MYC food Drive

Collecting non-perishable foods, cans, and chametz prior to Passover to be given to the needy. For more information contact Itai Hakimian. (516) 669-7055. Click here for Flyer and more Info


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.

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Recognition of the Persian New Year

Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum cordially invites you to celebrate Norooz – the Persian New Year March 20, 2018 - 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building. Legislative Chamber, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola. RSVP by March 15: 516-571-6210 or ebirnbaum@nassaucountyny.gov. Submitted by Allen Hakim. Click here for Flyer and more Info


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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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. There is a 5 day and 10 day package. Dates will run from June 28th 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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New Siddur

On behalf of the community, the Shaare Shalom Board would like to thank Mr. Edward Dilamani (under the supervision of Rabbi Eliyahoo Ben Haim) for all the hard work over many years that went into producing the new silver/gray siddur. This siddur, which is based on Mashadi customs, has many features which helps the reader in his prayers and will be of great benefit to our community. Submitted by Ephraim Aminoff.


Passover Rice Information 2018

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 – Deer – Dunar – Empire – Khazana – Kohinoor - Lal Qilla – Pari – Royal – Zebra. 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. Click here for Flyer and more Info

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Kosher Moshe

Kosher Moshe is back for its 5th year at Seacoast Resort for Passover. Join us and you will feel right at home with our wide array of Persian cuisine. Call or Email us at 516-780-5252, KosherMosheFL@gmail.com to reserve a seat or to place an order for take out. Submitted by David Hazghian. Click here for Flyer and more Info


Pesach and Shiras in Shaare Shalom

The last Shabbat for regular shira candies in Shaare Shalom will be March 17th. On Sunday March 18th, Shaare Shalom be cleaned for Pesach. Any shiras on March 24th will have to use Pesach candies etc. The Shaare Shalom Board would like to thank all the ladies who work so hard in cleaning our 3 Synagogues for Pesach. Submitted by Ephraim Aminoff.

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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



Shaare Shalom - Mashadi Jewish Center

Celebrating the Wedding of Caroline to Eddie Kelaty
Celebrating the Wedding of Natalie to David Hakimian (Ghafarzadeh)
Celebrating the birth of the newborn baby Boy Shai David Kordvani, born to Naomi and Adam Kordvani

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Celebrating the Bar-Mitzvah Torah Reading by Kyle Hakimi, Son of Marina and Farhad Hakimi

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Celebrating the birth of the newborn baby Girl, Ora Esther, born to Diana & Steven Dilamani

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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