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Weekly Headlines of the United Mashadi Jewish Community of America


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Shabbat Ends: 9:01 pm

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Rabbi Mosheh Inauguration at Ohr Esther 8/21

Please join us on the Shabbat of August 21st as we inaugurate Rabbi Mosheh Aziz in the Main Sanctuary of Ohr Esther! All community rabbis and community members are invited to attend. Elaborated Kiddush to follow (sponsorships in honor of the Rabbi are Welcome). Submitted by Michael Hakimian on behalf of the Board of Ohr Esther.Click HERE for the Official Central Board and Ohr Esther Board Letter

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UMJCA Talmud Torah Announcement

It is with immeasurable pleasure that the UMJCA Talmud Torah Program welcomes Rabbi Barak Levy as our newly appointed director of religious guidance and curriculum. We are excited to learn, grow and seek guidance from Rabbi Levy as he strengthens our already very successful program. Submitted by Mehran Kohanim. Click HERE for the Official UMJCA Announcement

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Buy It Now 5782/2021

Dear Community Members, The UMJCA Fundraising Committee is pleased to present the High Holidays Buy It Now. Reservations must be made on a first come first serve basis. Please contact the Gabbayim of your Minyan to reserve your 'Kavod' for the holidays. As always, we rely on your generosity during the High holidays to support to our Synagogues and programs, which allow our Jewish values and Mashadi traditions to live on. We want to wish everyone a safe, healthy, and prosperous new year. The Central Board of the United Mashadi Jewish Community of America.

Click HERE for the High Holidays Donation Opportunities


Preparing for Judgment Day

"Understanding the High holidays Prayers". How can we prepare for the day of judgment? Tefilot of the Yamim Noraim with Rabbi Yosef Bitton. New series starting this Monday night, August 2, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. at Shaare Rachamim Synagogue. Class #1: Achot Qetana, Arbit: Changes in Amida, HaMelekh HaKadosh, Etc. Submitted by Dana Bassali. Click HERE for the Flyer and More Info


Ohr Esther Announcement: Join us for special guest Rabbi Motti Kohanim & inspirational guest speaker Doron 'Rav Dove' Hakimian this Shabbat! Submitted by Michael Hakimian


Talmud Torah Announcement

We are registering students Prek to Bar Mitzvah class for Talmud Torah. We are happy to launch the registration portal. You can register and pay electronically at https://mashadi.org/talmudtorah/

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Yeshiva Scholarship Application

The applications for the Yeshiva scholarships are now available for the academic year 2021-2022. This year the applications can be submitted ONLINE ONLY BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK . Please note that a copy of the school invoice MUST also be sent to the committee to UMJCAyeshivafund@gmail.com. Submitted by Edo Livi.


Dr. Ariel Nassim at Summer Olympics in Tokyo

Dr. Ariel Nassim will be one of seven physicians selected to treat U.S. athletes at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Congratulations to Dr. Nassim and his family for this tremendous accomplishment! Submitted by Shawn Hakimian.

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UMJCA Sisterhood Bar/Bat Mitvzvah 6th Grade List 2021-2022

Please fill out this form if your child is entering the 6th grade. This list is used for Sisterhood activities, Bar/Batmitzvah list, Gym Minyan introduction, and other events. Please fill it out only once per child. Submitted by Lena Kavakeb. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE FORM

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Seudah Shelishit @ Shaare Rachamim

Shaare Rachamim invites the community to join us for our Seudah Shelishit this Shabbat with Rabbi and Coty Bitton. Tasty refreshments and Non-Dairy Iced Coffee will be provided, courtesy of the Coffee Bar®️, in a friendly social setting. Men and women of all ages are encouraged to attend. Program begins at 7:15 PM with Mincha for men in the main sanctuary and a shiur for women. Our men’s speakers for this week will be Shawn Aziz, Nikki Hakimi and Rabbi Adam Sabzevari.! Women’s speakers for this week are Elicia Bessaleli & Kayla Sioni.

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SUNDAY MORNING PRIZES! Please join us every Sunday at 9:15 AM for father & child minyan, including raffle prizes, and a treat for every child! (No treats for adults, other than quality prayer time…)
JOKE OF THE WEEK: Q: Why do Jews check lettuce for insects before eating? A: Because they really ‘bug’ us.
SHALOM BAYIT TIP: Dr Gottman: “Happy couples are not very different from unhappy couples; they are simply able to make easier & faster repairs to their relationship so that they can get back to the joy of being together.”
JEWISH FACT: The first references to Ritual handwashing (‘Netilat yadayim’) are rooted in the Torah (Leviticus 15:11), but are expounded upon by our rabbis (nowadays, even after washing with soap, we still do ritual hand washing with a cup or vessel).
PARSHA PREVIEW: Eikev! Moses promises rewards for adherence to Torah: fertility, agricultural success, etc. Hashem will drive out the pagan nations that are in Canaan. Moses recalls sin of Golden calf, Israel’s near destruction, and forgiveness. “Uphold the cause of the orphan & widow”; “befriend the convert”


Mashadi Women's Shabbat Spice

A weekly dose of wisdom & insights on the Parasha to spice up your Shabbat table! Each week features articles by two women of the community. To receive each week’s edition by WhatsApp or by email, contact mashadishabbatspice@gmail.com. Submitted by Ashley Namdar. Click Here for a printable view of this weeks edition

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UMJCA Israel Emergency Fund

Now, more than ever, our community needs to stand behind our homeland Israel. While the UMJCA has always provided financial support to Israel, we call upon our community members to be united in this campaign and to provide aid in rebuilding and helping the following designated causes we will earmark funds for in restitution after the recent conflict.

To donate please click on the Chesed Fund Link below


Submitted by Jonathan Hazghian

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UMJCA Security Car Stickers

UMJCA Security car stickers are available for pick at Shaare Shalom, 54 Steamboat Rd. Sun to Thur from 4 to 10 pm @ security office. For more information, please contact Naim Bakhshi

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Central Board Event Calendar Notice

Dear Community Members, As we are getting closer to pre-COVID life, we are constantly reviewing and assessing the community calendar rules to try and make it fair to all those simchas which were delayed in the past year and still accommodate those that are forthcoming. We ask all community members to please understand that there must be an order of priority for all events and non-conflicting times. To get access to the calendar and for any reservations, please be sure to email calendar@umjca.org so your request is documented and timestamped.

CLICK HERE To read the Full Guidelines Letter for the UMJCA Calendar


MYC Summer Getaway at Camp Seneca: September 3-5!

Join us for an all-inclusive weekend filled with full catering, banana boat, paintball, kayak, ropes course, sports, and more! Full minyanim and shiurim throughout the weekend. Super Saver rate of $299 ends 7/9! Open to Girls 18+ and Guys 21+. Venmo @MYCofficial to sign up. Contact any MYC member for more information. Submitted by Jacob Gorjian. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info



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Celebrating the Wedding of Abigail to Aaron Nitzani

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Celebrating the Bar-Mitzvah Torah Reading by Bryan Haroonian son of Sandy & Saeed Haroonian
Celebrating the Bar-Mitzvah Torah Reading by Daniel Basal son of Stella & Alfred Basal
Celebrating the Birth of the Newborn Baby Girl, born to Alexa & Nathanel Khojahiny

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No Shiras were reported at Shaare Rachamim for this Shabbat


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FEMA COVID Funeral Reimbursement Program

Call FEMA at (844) 684-6333 to begin the application process. When you call make sure to have the Social Security number for the applicant and the deceased individual. Once you complete the phone call you will receive an email to an account they created for you on https://www.disasterassistance.gov. You will need to go to that and upload the following documents:
- Death Certificate stating COVID as one of the causes of death (Located at bottom of death certificate)
- Invoices for funeral expenses. There should be three invoices for community funerals: Shomrei Hadas, UMJCA and Pollak Monuments LLC.

For more info please Please Click Here

Submitted by Louis Ebrani


COVID-19 PCR Testing Available

As we continue to open more of our buildings and services, we must continue to be safe and vigilant against another outbreak. We would like to remind everyone, if you're showing any symptoms or if you've had an exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, we ask you to please quarantine and get tested as soon as possible. LevBioLabs is offering Free PCR testing for COVID-19. Highly trained technicians will take a Nasal mid-turbinate (NMT) swab, which is less invasive than the Deep Nasal, and send it to a local lab with the highest level of PCR accuracy. Results are given by the next day. House calls are available for in-home testing. To schedule an appointment, please call Rachel at (516) 770-9684. Testing sites for large groups and events are also available. To organize a site, please call (516) 500 – 8378

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Final Round of Camp MJC Job Interviews Next Week!

Don't miss out on a fun and fulfilling paid job opportunity this summer! Camp MJC is hiring Morahs and Assistant Morahs (for grades K-1), Counselors, Junior Counselors (16+), Art Assistant, Sports Coaches, Trip Leaders, Photographer/Social Media Manager, and an Office Assistant. We would like to give community members the opportunity to apply for these positions. All camp staff must be a minimum of 16 years old. Click on the "Staff Application" link on www.campmjc.org if you or your child would like to apply for a summer job. The application deadline is March 5th, 2021. Job availability is limited and positions are not guaranteed. For further information, please email jobs@campmjc.org. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


Shalom camp registration is now open to the entire community for Toddler, Nursery & Pre-K

New enhanced 8 week program With new extended camp hours. All in-house entertainment. & activities. Hot lunch and healthy snacks served daily. For inquires please contact Shalom Office at (516) 829-1435. Director: Betty Arjang. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


Community News via WhatsApp!!

You can now receive Community Prayer Times, Mazal Tov News and more through the NEW Kanissa News WhatsApp Broadcast. Please supply your First and Last after joining the Group.



Mashadi Bikkur Cholim Introduces CAPE

Mashadi Bikkur Cholim has been building relationships and negotiating for many months to be able to introduce CAPE to our community members. This will be a great benefit as the need for private therapy has increased during the pandemic, has been very hard to find, is expensive and usually not covered by insurance. CAPE has 12 licensed therapists, each specialized with decades of experience, as well as a psychiatrist and nurse practitioner who can dispense medication.

If you missed the informative Cape Zoom Session that took place Last Week, please click Here for the youtube video

How do you apply for services at CAPE?

Call: 718-224-0566 or email: cape@commonpointqueens.org. The CAPE coordinators will ask for your demographic information such as: name, address, phone contact, birthdate and insurance information. They will also discuss the primary reason you are contacting them. Please feel comfortable giving them this information and stating that you are part of the Mashadi Community. All information are kept strictly confidential. you will then be assigned a therapist who will contact you to intake your information and reason for your contacting CAPE which could take up to two sessions. After that, you will be assigned and matched to a psychotherapist who is usually the same therapist who initially contacts you but not always. Cape bills almost all insurance including Medicare and Medicaid. There will be a sliding scale for those who can not afford co-pay; which UJA will assist. No one who could benefit from Cape's services will be denied care for financial reasons. Submitted by Ramin Mardkha.

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Rabbi Ezrahian Classes on Zoom

If you have missed the popular Rabbi Ezrahian Classes on Zoom, you can watch the recordings at http://kanissanews.com/rabbiezrahian


Mr Bassalian Zoom Page

If you have missed the popular Mr Bassalian Classes on Zoom, you can watch the recordings at www.kanissanews.com/mrbassalian

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Tanakh Classes with Rabbi Jonathan Livi!

Sephardic Bet Midrash is proud to present a whole slew of classes on Tanakh by our very own Rabbi Jonathan Livi.

Parasha Classes - AKA "The Parasha Podcast"

■ Monday through Friday: 7:35AM - 8:05AM in the Shaare Shalom social hall
■ Sunday at 9:30AM - in Shaare Rachamim (main floor)

All classes can be found on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. (uploaded daily)
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Navi Classes (Starting with Sefer Yehoshua) - AKA "The Navi Podcast"

■ Monday - Friday - 8:40AM - 9:00AM - Shaare Rachamim main sanctuary
■ Thursday nights - 8:30PM Shaare Rachamim Main Floor
Spotify Link
Apple Podcasts Link

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