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VIDEO GALLERY: Online fundraiser of Yeshiva Scholarship Committee: Ends This Sunday

Don't miss the opportunity. Please join us in this campaign. We need your donation; any amount is appreciated. Hundreds of our kids who like to study in a Jewish school will benefit from your donation. Help us reach our goal.

For your donations, please visit www.charidy.com/UMJCA or call Louis Ebrani or Josh Levian.

For SPECIAL VIDEO MESSAGES from our Rabbis and Community members please visit https://photos.app.goo.gl/3JEAZZ43tzRhDuB16

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Megillah Reading Broadcast on Facebook Live and Zoom for Friday

- Friday, February 26 at 8:00 am
Megillah Reading for Community by Rabbi Ben Haim from Shaare Shalom
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 864 8830 6605 Passcode: 508922

- Friday, February 26 at 9:40 am
Live Megillah Readings from Shaare Rachamim can be watched on
Facebook Live at http://www.facebook.com/kanissanews

An Important Message from the UMJCA Religious Council: Listening to the Megillah over live broadcast does not fulfill the mitzvah. Live broadcast is being made available only for those who cannot hear it otherwise.

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UMJCA SISTERHOOD Annual Clothing Drive will be held on Sunday March 7th 2021

Gently used clothing and shoes will be collected from 10AM to 2PM, at Shaare Shalom 54 Steamboat Rd. Please drop off all clothing and shoes in sealed garbage bags. Clothing should be washed and in good condition. Submitted by Lena Kavakeb. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

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The Central Board honors the memory of: Abdolrahim Etessami (z’l)

Click Here for the Central Board Letter in English

Click Here for the Central Board Letter in Farsi


Shalom Camp Registration is now open for Toddler, Nursery & Pre-K

8 full weeks of Covid-freindly, all in-house entertainment & activities. Fully catered hot lunch & healthy snacks served daily. Camp Dates: June 28 -August 20, 2021; minimum four weeks required to register. Camp Director: Betty Arjang. Early Bird rates are in effect until March 17, 2021. For questions, please call 516-829-1435 or email us at shalomkids@gmail.com. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


Central Board Event Calendar Notice Two

Dear Community Members, As we are getting closer to the end of the pandemic, we still need to exercise caution and follow the guidelines provided by our officials and CDC. With that said, we know there is a current backlog of weddings and we wish to help all the engaged couples get married as soon as possible. For this reason, the Central Board has revised the temporary COVID community guidelines for reserving parties due to the overwhelming requests of dates. Beginning February 14, 2021. Click Here for the official Central Board Letter and More Information


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 Religious Council COVID Purim Guidelines ה' אדר תשפ''א 2/17/2021

To our dear Mashadi Community: In light of the COVID pandemic, the following religious guidelines has been approved by Rabbanim and Religious Council for Purim this year. The following guidelines are for this year only and not meant to be extended to other years.. Please click her to read the full letter from the UMJCA Religious Council


The Great Neck Kosher Food Pantry needs your help

Over 100 local Jewish families depend on complimentary groceries. Tax deductible donations can be made to UMJCA Food Pantry by check, venmo, or credit card. Volunteers are welcome. We now have additional capacity for new recipients. Please urgently contact us if you know anyone who may be eligible to receive (will be kept strictly confidential). 516-400-3026. Submitted by Jonathan Hazghiyan.
Click Here for the Flyer and More Info
To support the program, Click Here for the Chesed Fund Page


SBM and MYC Present: Purim Matanot LaEvyonim 5781

Matanot LaEvyonim disguised as mishloach manot and delivered on Purim day for local families in need. Suggested minimum donation to fulfill the mitzvah is $20. Packaged and delivered by members of the community.
Venmo: @purimproject.
PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=V49WT9V4ZQLDY.
Chase QuickPay: themaaserfund@gmail.com.
Check: "The Maaser Fund" mailed to 185 Great Neck
Road, Suite 420, Great Neck, NY 11021. 501(c)3 receipts are available.
For More Information: Jessica Cohen (516) 724-0926 or Michael Livi (516) 782-7720
Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

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Kosher Moshe Passover Takeout MIAMI BEACH 2021

Kosher for Passover Experience Takeout. 516-780-5252. Submitted by David Hazghian. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


2021 Honoring IDF ceremony is looking for list of past IDF lone soldiers (CHAYAL BODED)

In Order to show our solidarity to our active Mashadi soldiers in IDF, every year at the honoring ceremony which takes place in Israel, each soldier will be presented with a symbolic gift. The 2021 Mashadi IDF honoring program will be in honor of all Chayalim Bodedim (lone soldiers)in the Mashadi community from abroad ( USA , Italy, England,..etc) . We are looking for all lone Soldiers (chayal boded) ( past & present ) who served as a volunteer in IDF. We appreciate if you know of anyone who served as lone soldier ( past and present) please have them contact us. Soheila Kalatizadeh (516) 567-8040 - Yochi Hakimian (917) 482-8484 - Marina Dilamanii 516-770-5687


Last Days for Early Bird Rates for Camp MJC

Camp MJC is thrilled to be back for Grades K-7 with our CIT program as well! Register for an unforgettable summer of sports, swim, Covid-freindly trips, dance, martial arts, arts & crafts, in-house activities, fully catered lunch and much more! Camp Dates: Wednesday, June 30 - Tuesday, August 24, 2021; minimum four consecutive weeks required to register. Camp Director: Rabbi Steven Moskowitz. Early Bird rates are in effect until February 17th so don't miss out! Due to Covid-19, registration is only be available online at www.campmjc.org. For questions, please call 516-640-0077 or email info@campmjc.org. We are a nut aware camp. A limited fund has been made available for financial assistance for the camp tuition. Please email aid@campmjc.org to apply. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

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Camp MJC is Hiring!

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



You can make an appointment by visiting https://vaccinepod.nyc.gov or join a newly created WhatsApp chat at
https://chat.whatsapp.com/FQDVcc2e0oC4cxeiS7d0Et where
Bikkur Cholim volunteers will be posting direct links to available appointments in various locations as they become available. Those 65 and over who require assistance can contact our volunteers for assistance. Our volunteers are not medical professionals, all questions and concerns regarding the vaccines or side effects must be directed to your doctors.
Bikkur Cholim Contact Info: Tel. (516) 340-0110 - Email: bikkurcholim@mashadi.org

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Sisterhood and MYC Elections – Now scheduled for Sunday April 18, 2021

After a delay due the Covid-19 pandemic, the Supervisory Council of the UMJCA will be holding the Sisterhood and MYC elections on Sunday, April 18, 2021
- Anyone 21 years and older may be nominated to run for the Sisterhood.
- Anyone 18 to 35 years may be nominated to run for the MYC.
All community members are encouraged to nominate as many qualified candidates as they wish for any of the board elections by emailing their names to mashadisc2019@googlegroups.com. Nomination Forms will be posted online and in our Synagogues in the following weeks.
To nominate community members please email to mashadisc2019@googlegroups.com. Submitted by Allen Hakim.


Collecting SHEQUALIM

The Charity Committee will be collecting SHEQUALIM. This year. suggested amount is $5. Which was approved by Harav ben Chaim, for every man 13 years old and up. Please pay the amount to the Shaare Shalom office, Mr. Yossi Namdar. Mr Herbert livi and Mr Morris Aziz. You can also Venmo to @umjcacharityfund. For more information, please contact Morris Aziz at (516) 850-8787


Last remaining Chandelier at Shaare Shalom.

One final dedication is available to memorialize a loved one (2 chandelier dedications have been reserved). Prominent plaques come with your $26,000 sponsorship. Extended payment plans available. Contact Linda Kamali (516) 808-4135 to reserve (first come first serve) Submitted by Eddie LeVian


Passover Rice Information 2021

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 – Devaaya – Dunar – Empire – Khazana – Kohinoor - Lal Qilla - Neda (Certified Kosher for Passover by Star k) – Royal – Saffron – Shahzada – Tilda – Zebra. 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 checked three times and washed thoroughly before use for Passover. Chag Kasher Vesameach. Submitted by Mojgan Liviem. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

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New Class with Rabbi Maroof: Diqduq (Hebrew Grammar)

A must for anyone looking to improve their understating of Torah and Tefila. Join us for a 5 session class learning Hebrew Grammar. The first class will be this Wednesday, February 3rd at 9pmat Shaare Rachamim. Masks required. Submitted by Adam Aziz.


New Father-Son minyan: Sunday 9:15 AM @ Ohr Esther!

Learn to pray together at our new “Talmud Tefillah”. Bring your kids for a beautiful family prayers, light snacks, coffee, and kids raffle! Pack your tefillin and join us this Sun at 130 Steamboat Road at 9:15 AM. Ages 3 – 120 years old. Submitted by Michael Hakimian Click here for Flyer and More Information



MEGILLA BEFORE SHABBAT! No time in the morning? No problem! Ohr Esther is hosting an express Megilla reading before Mincha this Friday, at 4:50 PM.
JOKE OF THE WEEK: Q: Why do we fast before the Megilla, then curse the memory of Haman after reading? A: Because its hard to stay angry after eating Hamantashans…
SHALOM BAYIT TIP: We all get angry with our spouses, but Dr John Gottman says that “sorry isn’t good enough” is usually a result of general marital discontent. The happier the marriage, the faster the forgiveness. Try to work past the small issue to find the deeper problem.
JEWISH FACT: Our tradition holds that both the written Torah (the 5 books of Moses) & the Oral tradition were given to Moses on Mt Sinai. The Oral Torah was passed down verbally for many generations until it was eventually canonized by Rabbi Yehuda Ha’Nasi (President/Prince). (Another canon called the Talmud extrapolates the debates and attempts to clarify & codify the practice.)
PARSHA RUNDOWN: Tetzaveh! Hashem gives instructions to make the Kohen’s clothing & accessories. The breastplate is an array of 4 rows x 3 of precious stones. Instructions for coronation of priests (bull, 2 rams, matzah, & oil) including putting blood on the ear, thumb & toe of kohen.
Submitted by Michael Hakimian.


Yom Kippur & Selichot Machzorim Available for Sale

Community members interested in purchasing their own personal copies of Yom Kippur & Selichot Machzorim (Siddurim with English Translation) for home and personal use, can email at steve@LTIUSA.com or text (516) 380-4494. Yom Kippur Machazor $36, Selichot $20. Submitted by Steve Ijadi.


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

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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



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


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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A NEW Service by Kanissa News and Shalom Week

Ilan & Orly Nassimi for the birth of a girl

Zar and Aziz families for the engagement of Bradley & Leah

Cohen and Yekutiel families for the engagement of Joshua & Shani

Sioni and Saadon families for the engagement of Emanuel & Ilay

Hakimi and Hirsch families for the engagement of Nicky & Lital

Sabzjadid and Nassim families for the engagement of Brian & Nadine

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A Program by the American Sephardi Federation

Feb 28 @ 8:30 PM EST - The Jews of Iran Part 2 with Ruben Shimonov: https://www.qesher.com/the-jews-of-iran-part-2/
The course is led by Dr. Daniel Tsadik and features other academics from around the world. Jews have been living in the Middle East, and particularly Iran, even before the advent of Islam. Iran has a long history with varying dynasties, dynastic changes, and evolving borders and Jews have been there continuously throughout these changes. Throughout the ascent of Islam in its different forms, Jews were integrated, at times, more and at times, less economically. There were times of intellectual and spiritual growth as well as suppression and persecution.
For more about the course: http://courses.instituteofjewishexperience.org
Submitted by Mansour Karimzadeh


Meorot Presents - Parenting Lecture Series:

Recharging our Parenting Toolkits - Establishing Routines, Positive Habits & Interventions. Featuring: Dr Dina Kalnicki, and Kathy Gold, M. Ed. Wednesday, February 10th at 8:30 pm. Zoom meeting ID 982 0383 2332. https://zoom.us/j/98203832332. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Submitted by Tony Aziz. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

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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
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Short, Powerful, and Life-Changing Daily Videos of Halacha, Inspiration & Parasha will be posted Every Single Day!
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For More information please contact SBM Daily Dose: (516) 387-0204


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