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Shabbat Ends: 5:20 PM

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Central Board Announcement:


We would like to stress to everyone the importance of quarantining if there has been exposure to someone with COVID or you are showing any Covid like symptoms. If you would like to get in home testing below are a list of in house services that will come to you and give you results between 1-3 days.
1 - ATC on demand COVID19 testing & antibody testing - Josh- (516) 668-0128. Click Here for Official Flyer and More Info
2 - Preventive Cardiac Care - Dr. David Schechter – (718) 316-6800. More info at https://preventivecardiac.com/
3 - Dr. Michael Salamatbad – (516) 439-5060. Click Here for More Information and Flyer in Farsi
Submitted by Benny Hematian of behalf of the Central Board

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November 22, 2020 - After many discussions between the Central Board, Synagogue Boards, Religious Council, and Medical Advisory Board, the following guidelines will be going into effect immediately until further notice: As our community deals with unfortunate life cycle events, all funerals taking place will now be for immediate family only. The funeral home has told us they cannot conduct any funeral if there are more than 25 people at the cemetery. Regarding deedans, there will no longer be LIVE deedans in person (neither in Kanissa or in homes). Everything will now be conducted through ZOOM ONLY, announced to the community with a link attached for everyone to join. Rabbis and grieving family members will be speaking via Zoom for the entire community. Please note that the families will not be sitting shiva in Kanissa and there will be no speeches by any Rabbis in Kanissa. We also ask all grieving families to please try and keep visiting family members in their homes to 10 people or less, with all masking and social distance practices in place. In an attempt to continue to keep the entire community safe, and to keep our Kanissas, schools and businesses open, we request that everyone please continue to strictly follow all social distancing protocols set forth by the CDC and to please adhere to the NYS Thanksgiving guidelines set forth limiting gatherings to immediate household family members only. We thank the entire community endlessly for their cooperation with these constantly changing guidelines that have unfortunately been affecting us this year. We continue to pray for the health of everyone and look forward to being able to gather together again very soon.
UMJCA Central Board ~ Synagogue Boards ~ Religious Council ~ Medical Advisory Board. Click Here for the Official CB Announcement

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Announcement from UMJCA Food Pantry

Dear community members, our newly established food pantry is working to provide monthly FREE grocery packages for our seniors. In order to be eligible for this program you must be 60 or older, have less than $1400 monthly income, and be a New York State resident. Please text message or call Melody Aziz directly at 516-400-3026 or Morris Aziz directly at +1 (516) 850-8787 or ask a family member to contact us and to register for this great program. Your calls will be kept strictly confidential.



Q: Why did Abraham pay 400 silver coins for the Cave of Machpela, when Ephron offered it free?
A: Ephron did ‘taaroff’, but Avraham didn’t ‘cave’ in.
SHALOM BAYIT TIP: “Mutual Respect is the foundation of a healthy marriage” – Nissim Bassalian
(Disagreements should be civil, and in private - NEVER embarrass your spouse in public.)
JEWISH FACT: “Don’t place a stumbling block before the blind” (Lev 19:14) also means ‘Don’t mislead people’. The Torah values honesty and truth.
- Jacob has famous dream of angels going up & down a ladder
- He meets Rachel at the well; works for Laban for 7 years to marry her
- Laban tricks him by putting a veil on Leah
- 11 sons / tribes born to Leah, Rachel, and Bilhah & Zilpah
- Jacob amasses wealth (with G-d’s help) & runs from oppressive Laban
Submitted by Michael Hakimian.

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Book of Shmuel

The Popular Class with Moshe Enayatian will start approx.
at 11:50 am at Shaare Rachamim followed by early Mincha Services.



Shaare Rachamim is proud to announce the start of a new weekly Parasha Shiur by Rabbi Bitton. Friday night, right after Arbit (Winter only). Rabbi Bitton will deliver a short 15 minute shiur, with insights on the Parasha of the week which you can share with your family at the Shabbat table.

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Rabbi Maroof Weekly Posts on the Jewish Concept of Tefillah

Rabbi Joshua Marrof has started a series of weekly posts on the Jewish concept of tefillah in memory of Dorina Kalaty Esther bat Eliyahou A"H. The first one is up and they will B"H be updated Thursdays here http://www.ydvh.org/category/tefillah-the-jewish-concept-of-prayer/


IAJF 2020 Virtual Gala

Dear Community members, As you know UMJCA is a member organization and partner of the Iranian American Jewish
Federation (IAJF). This year the Annual Gala is an online zoom program and open to all community members at no charge. We invite everyone to join the zoom Gala and take part is this memorable event as well as to see all the great that the IAJF does and donates throughout Israel. Sunday Night, December 6, 2020 - 6:00 PM If you would like to make a donation please contact Jonathan Hazghiyan 516-241-9898. Click Here to Register and More info

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Central Board Announcement


As nights have been starting much earlier, we would like to remind all of our community members to please use caution when walking or riding bikes. We should never assume that all passing vehicles can always see us. We would like to remind everyone to bring your reflectors and vests with you to Kanissa.* Submitted by Andy Levian.

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Central Board Announcement

Dear Community Members, November 5, 2020 Unfortunately, in the past few weeks we have seen a growing number of positive COVID cases in our area and within the community. We feel it is imperative to make the following requests and policy changes to stay ahead of the situation and prevent it from getting any worse. Please be aware that all decisions have been discussed with the Medical Advisory Committee, our Religious Council, our Synagogue Boards, and elders within our community to be sure there is a common consensus.

Please click Here to Read the Important Central Board Message regarding Weddings, Parties and Shiras at our Synagogues


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 this week's edition, subscribe weekly, or to write for us: email mashadishabbatspice@gmail.com. Submitted by Ashley Namdar. Click Here for a printable view of this weeks edition

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Americana Manhasset Champions for Charity

Support the UMJCA when you shop at Americana Manhasset! Americana Manhasset and Wheatley Plaza invite you to participate in Champions for Charity® from December 3rd through December 5th 2020. They will donate up to 25% to the UMJCA when you shop at their stores during those dates. To register before you shop, please go to: championsforcharity.org or visit concierge desk at Americana Manhasset.
To register online, please go to: https://www.americanamanhasset.com/champions-for-charity/login/. For further information, please email avital@mashadi.org. Proceeds from Champions for Charity are allocated to the UMJCA Youth Programming. The Religious Council respectfully requests that our community members avoid any food establishments that lack kosher supervision at all times and especially during the Champions for Charity Drive. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


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Support Jewish Special Education in our Community

Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


Chai Lifeline Chanukah Toy Drive

A great way to get your kids involved in giving back specially to sick kids and their families is to shop the Chai Lifeline wish list for Chanukah. You can use the amazon wish list link here and let your kids choose what to give to others. Or if you have new toys you’d like to donate drop off, we are collecting at 21 Hawthorne Lane until Dec 13. Thank you Tizku LMitzvot. Submitted by Lauren Soleimani. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info



MONDAY NIGHTS @ 9 PM: Deep Dive into the Parsha by Rabbi Maroof

Dive into the characters of the Torah on Monday nights.
A refreshing perspective on the Parashat for all levels. Ohr Esther. 130 Steamboat Rd at 9:00 PM. . Click Here for the Flyer and More Info



Like the past three years, Mashadi Jewish communities of all around the world (USA, Italy , England, Germany, Israel) will join as a united group to give a symbolic gift of 1,000.00 NIS (about $300) to each Mashadi soldier presently serving in the IDF.
Because of coronavirus this year there will not be any ceremony and every soldier will receive his/her gift by mail or wire transfer during Hanukkah.
Last year, the number of soldiers who received a symbolic gift of 1,000.00 NIS was about 165. This year it is expected that there will be somewhere between 150-175 applicants.
■ You can Pledge by:
- Placing your check inside Special envelopes printed for the IDF soldiers program available at our Synagogues,
- Send a CHECK made to: UMJCA and mailed to: UMJCA foundation- IDF, PO Box 220394, Great Neck NY 11022
- VENMO@mortezazadeh-IDF
This year’s IDF soldiers program is in honor and in memory of two very good and respectful individuals in the Mashadi community: late Youness Hakimian (Mortezazadeh) and late Khosrow Hakimian (Mortezazadeh).
For More Info please contact Albert Bassal


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

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■ Thanksgiving - Is it Kosher?
■ What is an Angel?
■ Netanyahu meets Prince MBS of Saudi Arabia
■ Pollard free to go to Israel

Shalom Week

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A NEW Service by Kanissa News and Shalom Week

Shelby & Melyna Hakimian for the birth of a girl

Jason & Nadine Idjadi for the birth of a girl

Ariel & Yael Dilamani for the birth of a boy

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If you would like your Celebration and Picture listed in the Mazal Tov Page or Shalom Week, please email to kanissanews@gmail.com, or holondon@aol.com, whatsapp/text to (917) 859 - 0269 by Wednesday Night


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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