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Shaare Shalom Announcement: Joint Minyanim

This Shabbat, Rabbi Ben Haim’s Minyan, the Social Hall Minyan and Rabbi Kohanim Minyan will JOIN TOGETEHR in the Main Sanctuary at Shaare Shalom. Baruch ShAmar will be begin at 9:30 am Submitted by David Hazghian.

Rabbi Ben Haim

Shaare Shalom Shabbat Speaker

This week’s Speaker: Rabbi Eliyahu Ben Haim

Submitted by Hertzl Cohanpour on behalf of the the Shaare Shalom Synagogue Board

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Seuda Shelishit @ Shaare Rachamim

A special Evening with Rabbi and Coty Bitton.
Program begins with Mincha, followed by Seudah Shelishit.
Men Speakers: Doron Hakimian, More Speakers to be announced
Women Speakers: Neshama Ben Haim, Eliana Namdar, Dorita Kalatizadeh

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Jerusalem Schedule

(Please forward to all your friends & family chats)

Friday night

5:45 pm busses begin to depart To kotel from David Citadel
6:45 pm mincha/arvit at the kotel.
7:13 pm candle lighting (if you are going to the kotel, light your candles before you go. A table will be setup in the lower level to light candles)
8:45pm doors open for David Citadel private Shabbat dinner( bottom floor )


9:00am Baruch shemar (David Citadel Lower level foyer)
8:25pm havdala at the kotel.
late night Bar Mitzvah boys and families meet up on ben yehuda street


7:30am Baruch shemar at the kotel ( meetup are David Citadel lobby at 7:00am)
12:30pm Busses begin to depart to Aish HaTorah (from David Citadel lobby)
1:00pm-4:00 pm private reception at Aish HaTorah for bar Mitzvah families and invited guests. (bracelets required for entry)
2:00pm-4:00pm photography time slots at Aish HaTorah for bar Mitzvah boys and immediate families (time lots to be distributed)
4:30pm procession from Aish to Kotel for tefillin ceremony
Post Tefillin Ceremony Light desserts served upstairs at Aish HaTorah (dinner will NOT be provided )


7:30am Baruch shemar at the kotel ( meetup are David Citadel lobby at 7:00am)


MJCC Gala Event - Sun Jul 24

The UMJCA invites you to the MJCC Gala Event taking place at 6 pm on Sunday, July 24th at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this historical event where we will be celebrating the groundbreaking of our new 100,000 square foot community center on Steamboat Road and recognizing our generous donors. The Center will house: -The Shaare Tova of Great Neck -The New Sephardic Hebrew Academy, a state of the art Elementary School destined for excellence - An incredible dreamlike Jewish Community Center - Our own growing Camp MJC. The evening will include dinner, a presentation and entertainment (no music). Our generous donors will be contacted for admission tickets. For new donors, a minimum of $1800 donation per couple is required to attend the gala and will be applied to future MJCC donations. Contact Mika Hakimi (516) 225-1761 or Kourosh Namdar (516) 263-9480 for donations, admission tickets and dedication opportunities or you can fill out this form and you will be contacted.

Click Here for the Gala Invitation and More Info



We would like to thank all our community members who have already stepped forward and showed their support and generous donations for the new Mashadi Jewish Community Center. As per the overwhelming demand , we added new dedications. Don’t miss the chance to review the updated booklet and to be involved in a generational opportunity. We encourage everyone who is still considering their pledges to contact Omid Hakimi at (516) 770-5533 or Effy Namdar at (516) 343-412.

Please open the attached updated available reservations

Thank you, UMJCA Central Board



Please join us for our first Mind, Body & Soul kickoff event for our ladies summer learning program this year on Sunday, July 10 as we learn how to create the perfect summer make up look with Abi Zar Nitzani and learn the Jewish view of beauty!
Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

Please use this link to join the official SBM ladies chat!
This chat is going to be used for updates on the daily classes. You can also follow @sephardicbetmidrash on Instagram. Submitted by Elisheva Hakimian.


Tour De Simcha - Team Dorina

Team Dorina (The women’s Great Neck Tour De Simcha group) including a group of 13 Mashadi women, will be riding 65-Miles on July 19th.
Click on this LINK https://www.tourdesimcha.org/Team/View/162866/Team-Dorina to see the Team Dorina riders and to donate to their individual pages. To donate to multiple riders in one payment, please call or email the Tour de Simcha donations department. (732) 719-1701 tdsdonations@chailifeline.org

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Special Award presented to Pinchas Shaer

We are proud to share that Pinchas Shaer, son of Mr. And Mrs. Avraham and Mahin Shaer, was recently given a very special award. It was presented from the Israeli Defense Forces on behalf of his work with My Soldier, an organization that he founded and continues to run today.
Click Here for the FARSI Article
Click Here for the ENGLISH Translation


UMJCA Olympics 2022

Dear Olympiads,
Welcome to the first annual UMJCA Olympic Games. By now you should’ve been added to a WhatsApp chat for each individual sport you’ve signed up for. You will receive a link to the master schedule of the UMJCA Olympic Games. For players that have registered for multiple sports, we implore you to review the schedule and confirm that you can commit to the sports that you have registered for. THE OLYMPIC GAMES RELY ON FULL ATTENDANCE OF EACH SPORT. In many cases there will be multiple sports taking place at the same time at different locations. You will have to make a decision as to which sport(s) you can/will participate in NOW. You have until June 28 to drop out of any sport by leaving that respective WhastApp chat. For any questions regarding teams, rules, and scheduling please reach out to the respective commissioner of your sport. Submitted by: Farshad Kalaty, Simon Eliassi, Josh Namdar.

Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


Sobel, Kashi re-elected to Village of Great Neck Board of Trustees

Click Here for TheIsland360 Full Article


New Book on the Laws of Tzedakah by Rabbi Mosheh Aziz

WIth gratitude to Hashem, a new book has been published by Rabbi Mosheh Aziz, Tzedakah Lehaim: Laws of Tzedakah and Maaser in Accordance With the Sephardic Jewish Tradition. The book is written based on the teachings of our chief rabbi, Rabbi Eliyahu Ben-Haim, and has been approved for our community by our UMJCA Religious Council. For more information or to obtain a copy, see the Amazon link below or speak to Rabbi Mosheh Aziz.

Amazon Link


Registration for the 2022 Mashadi Open is now open!


email mashaditennis@gmail.com
Also- please be sure to follow @Mashaditennis on Instagram for constant updates.


MYC Summer Getaway at Camp Seneca: September 2-4!

Join us for an all-inclusive weekend filled with full catering, banana boat, paintball, kayak, ropes course, sports, and more! Full minyanim and shiurim throughout the weekend. Open to All MYC singles. Super Saver rate of $349 ends 7/9! Venmo @MYCofficial to sign up. Contact any MYC member for more information. Submitted by Michael Livi. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


VIDEO - Mashadi Business Network Event – Tue, Jun 21st

Click Here to View the Video


Shaare Shalom Security Car

Dear Community Members. For many years Shaare Shalom has utilized a security car by the front entrance as an added measure of safety. This car is no longer usable. If anyone has a vehicle they would like to donate please contact the synagogue board or the main office. Tizku LeMitzvot. Submitted by Dany Namdar

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Team Great Neck

Team Great Neck will be riding 180 miles in August to support Camp Simcha and Chai Lifeline. Over 26 riders from our community will be training throughout Great Neck in preparation for the ride. Please contact Nick Kamali or Elie Edalati to give a team donation. Click Here for the Team Great Neck Riders

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Central Board Letter about Community Shiras

The Central Board and Synagogue Boards are requesting that starting after Lag B'Omer, Shabbat Shiras for all weddings and engagements to take place at the Main Sanctuary of Shaare Shalom Synagogue.

Please CLICK HERE for the FULL Central Board Letter and details


Senior Services/Social Services

Dear community members, we like to remind you of PROJECT INDEPENDENCE. A program by the Department of Services for the Aging of the Town of North Hempstead. They have many services for seniors 60 and up and people with disabilities 21 and up, who live at home! One of their many services is $5 taxi rides to or from doctor appointments. Aides ride for free. For more information about their programs or to register for a taxicab call 311 or 516-869-6311. Submitted by Anna Carmili.


Next Issue of Megillah

The MYC is seeking help from fellow community as work has begun on the upcoming 101st issue of the Megillah magazine, the following opportunities are available:
a) Writing: If you have an article for Megillah, or are seeking guidance on deciding what to write about, please reach out! Submissions deadline is July 1, 2022.
b) Joining the Editorial Staff: Editing work, graphic design and outreach help needed.
c) Sponsorships/Advertisements: Half page or full page advertisements or dedication opportunities are available for purchase. Contact us via email at megillah@mashadiyouth.org, or by speaking to an MYC member. Submitted by Adam Etessami



Community members who wish to read Tehilim for the Refuah Shlemah of ALL Cholim, can now join a NEW WhatsApp group. The purpose of this GROUP is to complete the whole 150 Tehilim Chapters in the merit of all Community Cholim in mind and restart again once finished.
Please click on the following link to join:


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Social Services

Financial Help with the Cost of Internet Service and the Purchase of Computers

This program gives financially eligible people up to $30 per month for the cost of internet service and up to $100 towards the purchase of a laptop, desktop computer or tablet. GET CONNECTED - ACPBennefit.org - 877-384-2525. Submitted by Anna Carmili.

Free Cellphone and Free Cellphone Use

This program that offers free cellphone and free cellphone use to financially eligible people. Many community members got help from this program already! Assurance Wireless - 1-888-321-5880. Submitted by Anna Carmili.


Shalom Summer Camp is now hiring for Summer 2022!

Shalom is a thriving modern-orthodox summer camp located in Great Neck, NY. Available Positions include: Head Teachers, Assistant Teachers & Junior Counselors. The ideal candidate should be caring, loving with young children, exude excitement and be a true team player. Beautiful classrooms, incredible daily in-house entertainment and delicious catered lunches daily. Salary is commensurate with experience. The Summer Camp runs for 8 weeks from June 27th- August 19th. Must be available at the end of June for staff meetings, set-up and orientation! All resumes and inquiries should be sent to ShalomCamp130@gmail.com. Submitted by Debbie Hakimian.

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Central Board Event Calendar Notice

Dear Community Members, We are constantly reviewing and assessing the community calendar rules to try and make them fair to all. We ask all community members to please understand that there must be an order of priority for all events and non-conflicting times. To make a reservation on the calendar, 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


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


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


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


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




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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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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


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.



Shaare Shalom

Celebrating the Wedding of Sharon Aziz to Lev Urkin

Ohr Esther - Young Mashadi Jewish Center

No Shiras were reported at Ohr Esther for this Shabbat

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Celebrating the Birth of the Newborn Baby Boy, born to Tracey and Yosef Liviem
Celebrating the Birth of the Newborn Baby Girl, born to Michelle and Mosheh Nassimi


If you would like your Celebration and Picture listed in Shira News or Shalom Week, please email to kanissanews@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


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

Rabbi Jonathan Livi

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
Spotify Link
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