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Shabbat Ends: 5:50 pm




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IVREAD is back for our SPRING TERM

Register here!


Click Here for the Flyer and More Info



1. Moshiach Mondays, "Learning, To Live" 6:45-7:30PM, Bet Midrash (right side), Contact Josh Namdar for details
2. R' Yaakov Bitton "How to Learn Gemara on Your Own" Masechet Avoda Zara 9:35-10:40PM, also on Zoom WhatsApp 516-382-3694 for details

1. R' Fried Gemara Shiur (High School Boys), 7:30-9:15 PM, Bet Midrash (right side)
2. R' Adam Sabzevari, Gemara Rosh Hashana, 8:15-9:45 PM, Main Level (side room)
3. R' Simon Basalely, In Depth Basar BeChalav, 9:00-9:45PM, Main Floor
4. R' Mordechai Djavaheri, Hilchot Shabbat, 9:00-9:45 PM, Bet Midrash (left side) Contact 516-410-0496

1. R' Fried, Mishnayot Shiur (High School Boys), 7:30-9:15 PM, Bet Midrash (right side)

1. Roey's Rodeo, Gemara Berachot (High School Boys) 7:30-9:15 PM, Bet Midrash

Snacks and Drinks Auailable All Night!
Chauruta Learning/ Bet Midrash Opens @ 7:15PM
For More Info/To Find A Chauruta Contact R' Simon Basalely or Yoau Arjang
Arvit Monday-Thursday 9:45 PM
Reserved Locations For Scheduled Classes Only! All planned Classes & Events must be reserved in advance!
To reserve please contact Moshe Enayatian or Josh Levian

Click Here for the FULL SCHEDULE


Camp MJC is back with an exciting roster of regular summer favorites and more

Swim, tennis, sports, water activities, special events, arts & crafts, dance, game room, martial arts… and best of all TRIPS! Registration is open to campers entering K-7th grade in 2022, as well as for CITs entering 10th grade. CITs may register now, but will be interviewed together with camp staff in March. Online registration will open on Sunday, January 2nd at www.campmjc.org. Early bird registration ends FEBRUARY 8, 2022. Don't miss our early bird rates!! If you have any questions, or need assistance with registration and/or payment, please call 516-640-0777 or email info@campmjc.org. As in previous years, limited funds have been set aside for financial assistance to qualifying families. To apply for financial aid, please email aid@campmjc.org to request an application. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


SBM is proud to present Winter Zman 2022!

All community males are cordially invited to participate in our thriving Bet Midrash, active nightly in Shaare Rachamim. All men are encouraged to bring a chavruta or join any of our nightly shiurim. For more information, please contact Rabbi Simon Basalely (516) 244-4229 or Yoav Arjang (516) 695-7606. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


Attention all 9th and 10th Graders

MEET (Mashadi Educational Enrichment of Teens) will be continuing this week at 54 Steamboat Road. MEET is a brand new after-school program enhancing on the opportunity to build your Jewish education while hanging out with your friends in a really fun environment. See you this week for awesome programing, Amazing Dinners, bball in the 54 gym, Girls Yoga and so much more. For more information, please contact Rabbi Eli Livian.

Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


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


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

It's "Staff" week @ FLP with Lots of Raffle prizes. This Week’s session is Sponsored by Mr & Mrs Ramin Kamali in memory of his uncle Shimon ben Mishael, Mr & Mrs Amnon Mordechai in honor of their children, Mr & Mrs Reuben Ben Jehuda, Anonymous, and Mr Ramin Aziz & Mr Farid Aziz for their continuous support of FLP. The FLP Organizers would like to dedicate all of our children's Torah. Learning this season in loving memory of our Liel Dina bat Efraim. 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


Homeowner Assistance Funding Available from NY State

- are you behind with your mortgage?
- are you facing foreclosure?
- are you behind with the maintenance payments of your condo or co-op?

You can get financial assistance up to $50 000 for these or several other subjects! Check out the Homeowners Assistance Funding from NY State. The application process starts January 3, 2022. (844) 776-9423

Submitted by Anna Carmili


Derasha with Doron - Tuesdays at 8:15 pm

Ladies, please join us at the new weekly parsha class with our very own Doron Hakimian. Tuesdays, 8:15 pm in the Ohr Esther library, 130 Steamboat Road. Much insight, inspiration and of course refreshments will be served. Submitted by Taraneh Kohanim on behalf of the Ohr Esther Programming Committee.


We need YOUR help to make the next Mikrai Kodesh Possible!

Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities

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New Mezuzot and Tefilin

UMJCA Judaica has just received NEW Mezuzot and Tefilin, available for sale at the Shaare Shalom Office. Submitted by Parham Shaer.



We are excited to announce that online registration for Spring 2022 classes will open on: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12TH AT 10AM. Please note that registration will be held ONLINE ONLY for Spring 2022 classes - register from a computer or iPad (cell phone registration is NOT recommended)
Please go to www.mashadi.org/programs/ today to activate your existing account or create a new one. We will be only accepting credit card payments in full at this time. Your spot is reserved once you paid in full.
Please CLICK HERE to view the Spring 2022 Program Guide.
To register, please go to www.mashadi.org/programs/
Follow umjcaprograms on Instagram
For further information, please email avital@mashadi.org
I will not be able to answer my personal cell phone or texts during registration

Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


Discovery 2022 Pre-Registration Form

Dates: Monday Jun/27/2022 To Sunday Jul/17/2022.
The MYC has partnered with NCSY for this years Israel Discovery Trip. A complete application is being created through NCSY. A link to complete registration for the trip will be sent out to all those who complete our preregistration shortly hereafter. 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 for the 2022 Pre-Registration Form



Do you need help with your heating bills?

There is a program called “Project Warmth EMERGENCY Heating Assistance . For application or more information on this program contact United Way of Long Island. Call 211 or 1-888-774-7633. www.211longislsnd.org keyword “Project Warmth” The program starts January 4, 2022. For more information, please contact Anna Carmili. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

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Do you need help with paying your WATER BILL?

The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) can help! Please contact the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance 518-473-1090.
website otda.ny.gov. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info . For more information, please contact Anna Carmili.


Nassau County Household Assistance Program

Dear community members, if you live in Nassau County and own the home you live in, you could be eligible for a one-time check for $375! If you get Senior Citizen Property Tax exemption, or Enhanced Star or Disability Limited Income Exemption you might qualify! Call 516- 571-1555 for more information. For more information, please contact Anna Carmili.


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

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

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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.


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

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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 Engagement of Natascha Hakim to Aaron Kohanim

Ohr Esther - Young Mashadi Jewish Center

Celebrating the Birth of the Newborn Baby Boy, born to Noami and Rabbi Adam Sabzevari (Shira will be taking place in the Youth Minyan at Ohr Esther)

Shaare Rachamim

Celebrating the Wedding of Rabbi and Mrs. Jonathan 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


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
Apple Podcasts Link

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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