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Candle Lighting 4:09 pm

Shabbat Ends: 5:17 pm


Early Mincha at Shaare Shalom - Fri, Dec 3

An Early Mincha has been organized at Shaare Shalom, 54 Steamboat Rd at 2:45 pm to give an extra to community members to light the Chanukah Candles with their Families before Candle Lighting Time. Submitted by Ephraim Aminoff.

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MYC Hanukkah Dinner 2021

MYC is proud to invite all singles to attend a Friday Night Shabbat Dinner at Ohr Esther on December 3rd, 2021. Early bird special now closed. You can still sign up. Venmo $18 to @MYCOfficial. Registration closes 11/28
Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


Switch to ברך עלינו instead of ברכנוon Mozaei Shabbat, Saturday Night December 4, 2021.


- If one said the ברכנו paragraph in error and realized before concluding the Berakha, he should return to ברך עלינו and continue.
- If one realized after finishing ברכנו, he should say in the שמע קולנו section the words ותן טל ומטר לברכה, and continue his prayer.
If one realized his mistake after finishing the Amidah, one must return to the beginning and start over.
Submitted by Mikael Kavian
Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


Shop at Saks and give back!

Saks Fifth Avenue Long Island at the Walt Whitman Shops is proud to host a shopping event benefiting the UMJCA. From December 1 to 5, a portion of your in-store purchase will be donated to the community. Display the below charity coupon upon purchase. For questions, contact Jasmine Dilmanian at 516-510-4625. Happy shopping!. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

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Sunday Father & Child Rosh Chodesh Special at Ohr Esther

Extra prizes + donuts! Torah and Mussaf on this special Hannukah Rosh Chodesh edition. Baruch Sh’Amar will begin at an earlier time because of Rosh Chodesh at 9:00 am . Submitted by Michael Hakimian.


UMJCA Kids Hannukah Party

Sisterhood will be hosting a fun Hanukah Party for all Elementary School aged kids on Sunday Dec 5 from 4:30-6:30 pm at Ohr Esther. Come for pizza, donuts, drinks, music, and the famous DR SHNITZEL live performance. $5 per child, adults free. Submitted by Arezou Tolou Hakimian. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


Saturday Night Family Learning Program @ 54 is ON from 7:00-8:00 pm

It's "Hanukkah" week @ FLP So come and celebrate with Learning, Bonus Raffle Prizes and Zweet CANDY. This Week’s session is Sponsored by Mr & Mrs Elan Hakimian in honor of Jake & Jaden, Mr & Mrs Rama Nabavian in honor of Sydney's BatMitzvah, Mr & Mrs Kami Kalaty Liluy Nishmat Benyamin ben Mashiach, Mr & Mrs Afshin Hakimian in honor of Igal's Birthday, Mr & Mrs Ramin Hekmati in honor of their children, Mr & Mrs Ronnie Kordevani in honor of their children & Mr & Mrs Ayzik Kohan for the Refuah Shlema of Kol Am Israel. Snacks, Kahoot challenges and cool Raffle prizes every week. To sponsor FLP please contact Mr Mehran Enayatian
For more info please contact Ayzik Kohan, Fariborz Livian, Aharon Liviem or William Dilamani


Chanukkah Chagigah at HighField Gardens

Please join Fountain of Kindness this Sunday December 5 for a Hannukah Party at HighField Gardens, putting a smile on the faces of the elderly. All ages are welcome to attend. For any questions contact Melody Aziz 516-410-6869. Hope to see you there! Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

Rabbi Adam Sabzevari

New Podcast Series with Rabbi Adam Sabzevari

Sefer HaMitzvot - We will learn the book of mitzvot in very short episodes.

Apple Podcasts Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sefer-hamitzvot/id1597393484

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/show/43hqkQxHEbwLbIzpcg9esg?si=02_6fYWITryOrYkRRtd_dg

Website: https://seferhamitzvot.buzzsprout.com


Appreciation Night of IDF Soldiers in Israel, Saturday, Dec 4th, 2021

This Year Appreciation Ceremony Night of IDF Soldiers among the members of the Mashadi Community will be taking place in Israel, on Saturday, Dec 4th, 2021 at the "Heichal Bayir" in Herzliya,5 Ben Gurion St. We also would like to request from the young people in Mashadi Jewish communities in USA, England and Italy to write letters to the IDF soldiers (in English or Hebrew) and then give them to any of these individual listed below no later than Monday night November 28. The letters will distribute on December 4 among the active IDF soldiers with Mashadi connections attending the ceremony. Please contact: Violet Hajibay, Marina Dilamani, Soheila Kalatizadeh, Mina Namdar. For more information, please contact Albert Bassal.

Click Here to Mashadi Soldier Appreciation Night Invitation and More Details in ENGLISH

Click Here to Mashadi Soldier Appreciation Night Invitation and More Details in HEBREW

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Support the UMJCA when you shop at Americana Manhasset! Americana Manhasset and Wheatley Plaza invite you to participate in Champions for Charity® from December 2nd through December 4th 2021. 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: www.championsforcharity.org or visit the 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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Club MJC is back

Club MJC is back for an exciting new year! For sponsorships or any questions, please contact Melanie Namdar at (516) 776-5180. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


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.
For this Week's Edition of Shabbat Spice CLICK HERE
To subscribe by WhatsApp CLICK HERE
To subscribe by email or to write one week, contact mashadishabbatspice@gmail.com


MYC Learn It Up!

MYC Learn It Up ! We will be having another incredible week of Learn It Up with Great Teachers! Great Food! Please join us on Wednesday, Dec 8th. Please contact Arieh Livieim (516-532-5977) or Michael Livi (516-782-7720) for future sponsorships and info.

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UMJCA History and Heritage Announcement:

120 Anniversary of the Opening of the Hadji Adoniyah Hakohen Synagogue in Jerusalem

The 120 Anniversary of the opening of the Hadji Adoniyah Hakohen Synagogue was held in Jerusalem Bocharim neighborhood. The speakers were: Mr. Efraim Levy, historian of the Jerusalem Mashadi Community, Mr. Yakov Avrahami, previous President of the Vaad of Israel, Mr Benny Namdar, Member of the Synagogue. An Iranian violin player performed at the event which was followed by poster presentation and light refreshment. The event was organized by the Board of the Adoniyah Hakohen Synagogue. Submitted by Mehrnoosh Rafinia.

Click Here to View the Photo Gallery from Event

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Mashadi Bikkur Cholim Announcement

The Mashadi Bikkur Cholim Social Services division would like to help you access many government programs that are available. From Emergency Rental Assistance to Temporary Cash Assistance, to interest free loans for business to PSEG household assistance to discounted medicine, free cell phones, free alarm necklaces for seniors to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, $7,500 Grants for Jewish College students, Scholarships for students with disabilities, Jewish Organization job searches and more. Please contact Mrs. Anna Carmili 516-313-8877. To learn about all of the MBC divisions from fertility to cancer care to mental health services please note the flyers and speeches in our synagogues this week. Submitted by Eddie Levian.

Click Here Social Services Resources, Information and Links


Mashadi Youth Committee WhatsApp Chat.

Looking to stay informed? Join the new Mashadi Youth Committee WhatsApp chat. Important MYC announcements only! Admin-only chat.... no games! Chat is only for MYC singles.
Submitted by Michael Livi


UMJCA Wedding Package

We are happy to announce that UMJCA Wedding Package with Lederman Catering is BACK beginning in September. for any information, please contact Haleh Benilevi at (516) 849-3636.


Rabbi Maroof

Rabbi Maroof is in the process of creating chats for all Mashadi boys and girls learning in Israel for the year to stay in touch with them, learn with them, help them, invite them, etc. Parents or kids can contact him for more info at his new number in Israel 972-58-779-0551 (His old one still works too, thanks to Google voice!) Rabbi Maroof had already had the pleasure of seeing a few Mashadi boys yesterday.

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UMJCA Public Affairs Committee Announcement

On behalf of the Public Affairs Committee we would like to thank the community for taking the time and participating in the General Election in record numbers. We would like to congratulate the incoming elected officials.

These are the results of the elections:

•County Executive - Bruce Blakeman
•District Attorney - Anne Donnelly
•County Comptroller - Elaine Phillips
•County Clerk - Maureen O’Connell
•County Legislator - Mazi Pilip
•Town Supervisor - Jen Desena
• Town Clerk - Ragini Srivastava
• Town Council - David Adhami

We would like to thank the outgoing officials from the bottom of our hearts for serving the community for the past many years.
Submitted by Khandan Kalaty


The First Sephardic Jewish School of Excellence.

UMJCA is Launching Kindergarten for September 2022 & guaranteed increasing grades annually up through 5th grade. Submitted by Jonathan Hazghiyan on behalf of UMJCA Central Board.

Click Here for the Official UMJCA Flyer and More Detail Information

Meorot Chanukah Campaign 2021

Candles for Meorot

Let’s build our community together…
Support Jewish Special Education in our Community
Submitted by Tony Aziz
Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

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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

FEMA recovery

FEMA may cover damages from Hurricane Ida

For families that have experience property damage from Hurricane Ida, there is Federal relief available. To qualify:
1. Take pictures of the damage
2. Make a list of damaged items
3. Produce a copy of your insurance claim (flood exclusion, etc)
4. Apply online DisasterAssistance.gov or 800-621-3362
You MUST have A. Proof of ID B. Proof of ownership or occupancy C. Insurance determination letter.
Click Here for the Flyer and More Info
Submitted by Michael Hakimian



Shaare Shalom

Celebrating the Wedding of Daniella to Tony Hajibay

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Celebrating the Bar-Mitzvah Torah Reading by Raphael Nassimiha, Son of Rossana and Daniel Nassimiha

Shaare Rachamim

Celebrating the Bar-Mitzvah Torah Reading by Jacob Livi, Son of Liora and Dani Livi


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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Shalom Week is once again accepting Advertisements AND Sponsorships for each month. Please contact Ephraim Aminoff for details as soon as possible as space is limited. Email: Holondon@aol.com, Cell/Text: 516 359 9068


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


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)
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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