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Candle Lighting 8:09 pm

Shabbat Ends: 9:17 pm


Reaffirmation of Our Traditions (Takana) - Shabbat, June 12 at our Synagogues

As we do every year, there will be a special reading of the 'Takana' and commemorating the “Allahdadi Incident” in all Three Synagogues on Shabbat June 12. This Special Day has already become a Mashadi community Institution to remind us every year of our traditions (per the UMJCA by-laws) regarding intermarriage. Intermarriage poses the greatest threat to Jews in the USA and it is important to keep this Takana fresh in our minds. Special Programs are being organized at our Synagogues to remember this Historic Day. For more information please contact, Jonny Hazghian, Ephraim Aminoff or Arezou Tolou Hakimian. Click Here for the Takana document and the Allahdadi Incident Brochure by Shalom Week

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Important Village of Great Neck and Kings Point Elections

We have 2 extremely important elections coming up THIS Tuesday June 15th. The future of our towns and our community projects are dependent on our community showing a strong presence in this election.

We as a community need to show our true numbers by voting this Tuesday.

Village of Great Neck:

You can and should start voting at your earliest convenience starting today. You can vote for the Village of Great Neck Mayor, Trustees and Judge starting today at The Village Hall, 61 Baker Hill Road from 8:30 – 4:30pm, every day except the weekend. On Election Day, Tuesday June 15th, you can vote from 7am-9pm at The Village Hall, 61 Baker Hill Road.

Village of Kings Point:

The election for Village of Kings Point will also take place on Tuesday June 15th Kings Point Village Hall 32 Steppingstone Lane from 12pm – 9pm. However, you can vote this week in person at The Kings Point Village Hall from 9:30 – 4:30 every day except the weekend. If you cannot vote this week or next Tuesday on election day for Village of Great Neck or Kings Point, please contact Mrs. Khandan Kalaty at 516-984-0229 and she will assist you with an absentee ballot.
The Public Affairs Committee of the Central Board urges the eligible and registered community members to vote. It is our civic responsibility and shows that the community members care about our local institutions.
Submitted by Allen Hakim on behalf of the UMJCA Public Affairs Committee

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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


Community Graduation Ceremony

This year’s Community Graduation Ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 20 at 10:30am at the Mashadi Jewish Center, 54 Steamboat Rd. This year’s Honoree / Guest Speaker will be Mr. Reuben BenJehuda, who owns & operates the PopBar Franchise. The graduates are requested to enter their graduation information electronically at www.mashadi.org using the “Higher Education Graduation 2021” links (high school, college, post-grads) on the homepage. The graduates are requested to enter their graduation information in the above web form no later than Sunday, June 13 at 12 noon. For more info, contact Daniella Karimzadeh 516-244-2464 DaniellaKarimzadeh@yahoo.com), or Debra Karimzadeh 516-304-8887
(DebraKarimzadeh@yahoo.com). For all web entry questions please contact Farshad Namdar (FNamdar@gmail.com). NOTE: We are looking for volunteers to assist us with the Graduation Ceremony. Please contact any of the above via email if you would like to help. In addition, if any students need assistance completing their financial aid forms (FAFSA, etc), please contact Mrs. Lauren Yaghoubi, Esq. at Lauren.Yaghoubi@gmail.com.

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Seudah Shelishit at Shaare Rachamim

Shaare Rachamim invites the community to join us for our Seudah Shelishit this Shabbat. 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 7:30 PM with Mincha for men in the Main Sanctuary and a shiur for women in the tent with Mrs. Bitton. Our men’s speakers for this week will be Mr. Rodolfo Kashanian, Mr. Adam Livi and Rabbi Jonathan Livi. Women’s speakers for this week are Dana Bassali, Rachel Kavian and bride to be Jennifer Feig.

Shabbat Kallah for Jennifer Feig


NEW Teffilin, Mezzuzot, Talit for Sale at Shaare Shalom

Just in time for your weddings, bar mitzvah and personal needs. New Inventory of High quality Teffilin, Mezzuzot, Talit & Talit Katan just arrived from Israel. Please contact the Shaare Shalom office 516-487-3636. Submitted by Moris Aziz

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Women’s Parsha Class at Shaare Rachamim

Women’s Parsha Class will be continuing at Shaare Rachamim this Shabbat after the morning Services. Light refreshments will be served. Leilui Nishmat Ester bat Eliyahoo


Shaare Shalom Announcement


Exciting express minyan open to men and woman of all ages Shabbat morning and Chagim in the Social Hall of Shaare Shalom. Baruch Sheamar at 9:45. Special English Divrei Torah and Kiddush Table follow. Come see what all the hype is all about


MYC June 2021 Event Schedule

Preview of the Scheduled MYC events for this upcoming month! MYC is back! For more information please contact Michael Livi or any MYC Board Member.Click Here for the MYC June 2021 Events


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 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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Sephardic Bet Midrash Presents: SBM CHAVRUTAS

- Learning with a Chavruta (learning partner) Based on Your Schedule
- Once a Week for 10 weeks from June 14th - August 22nd
- Lavish Dinner for All Participants at the Conclusion of 10 Weeks
- In Shaare Rachamim (695 Middle Neck Road)
- Open to All Men Ages 18 and Up
Go to https://bit.ly/SBMChavruta to a Fill Out the Google Form to be Paired Up with a Chavruta (Learning Partner) from the Community
Contact Josh Aziz (516) 418-4601 for more information.
Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


LADIES LOUNGE @ the Mashadi Jewish Center (Shaare Shalom)

Sisterhood is excited to announce the launch of the LADIES LOUNGE in the library of the Mashadi Jewish Center (Shaare Shalom). We would like to kindly invite all the ladies to
join us after morning tefillah services. Submitted by: Arezou Tolou Hakimian



Shaare Shalom - Mashadi Jewish Center

Celebrating the Wedding of Alexander and Taylor Rahmani
Celebrating the Birth of the Newborn Baby Boy, born to Eddie and Carolyn Kelaty
Celebrating the Wedding of Nicholas (Nick) and Lital Hakimi

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Celebrating the Wedding of Kevin and Sidonya Rahmanan

Shaare Rachamim

No Shiras were reported at Shaare Rachamim for this Shabbat.


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

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After over a year Shalom Week is being printed again on a trial basis.

Shalom Week

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Emergency Mitzvah Campaign

With the current situation in Israel, our community is coming together to take part in The Emergency Mitzvah Campaign! In honor of our soldiers, brothers, and sisters under attack in Israel, we encourage every community member to accept a Mitzvah to do in their merit. We pray that there will be no more casualties, no more rockets, and a time silence and Shalom in our homeland.

To sign up for a Mitzvah Please Click Here

Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

Submitted by Cody Hakimian


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


Not Getting the Community HaChodesh mailed to your home?

Email us with your name and address to Hachodesh@gmail.com


Special Ceremony at Shaare Shalom Honoring Active IDF Soldiers

Hello Dear community members, We are very happy to inform you that hopefully on Saturday April 24 there will be an special ceremony at Shaare Shalom Synagogue for completion of 2020 program for honoring active IDF soldiers with Mashadi connections successfully. Mr. Jonathan Hazghian and possibly along with other board members as recognition and appreciation from families of late Yoness Mortezazade and late Khosrow Mortezazade will present a plaque to representatives of above Families.Would you Please mark your calendar for April 24 and try to come to Shaare Shalom synagogue on that Shabbat for above ceremony. Regards, Albert Bassal C/O - Israel and Zionism committee


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


UMJCA Medical Advisory Announcement

The free Monoclonal Antibody treatments that we announced earlier this month that were locally available at North Shore Hospital, are also now available at St. Francis Hospital. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with COVID 19, monoclonal antibody treatment, which has an EUA from the FDA for treatment of non-hospitalized patients with COVID 19 in higher risk groups, are available through the St. Francis Hospital Emergency room. Please consult with your Physician if you are diagnosed with COVID and are interested in such treatment. No need for appointments. This similar treatment is still available through Northwell Health, although your Doctor will need to coordinate and schedule appointments for you to receive the treatment. Submitted by Andy Levian.


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.



Discovery 2021 Pre-Registration Form

Last Chance to Register - Only Few Spots Left

Dates: Wednesday Jun/24/2021 To Thursday Jul/15/2021

If you have any questions please contact Simon at: Ebrani@gmail.com Cell: 516-244-0115 or Yosi Nassimi at Yosi@esyny.com Cell:516-850-8750
Click Here to Register


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

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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)
Spotify Link
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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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