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Buy It Now 2022

We are pleased to publish the Holiday Kavod guide book for 2022 / 5783. Honors can be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact your Gabbay. Submitted by Michael Hakimian on behalf of UMJCA Fundraising Committee.

Click Here for the Buy It Now 2022 Brochure


Friday Night Dinner with Rabbi Yossi Bensoussan – Fri, Sep 30

We are proud to welcome Rabbi Yossi Bensoussan to our community next week for Shabbat Shuva. Shaare Rachamim will be hosting a Friday Night Family Dinner with him on September 30. Please note that space is limited and we are booking on a first come first serve basis. For reservations, please contact Moshe Enayatian or Leon Hakimian.
Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


Etrog & Lulav Sale

The Etrog & Lulav Sale begins Tuesday October 4th in Shaare Shalom, Shaare Rachamim & Ohr Esther after the Shacharit services until 10:30 am. The sale will continue at Shaare Shalom and Shaare Rachamim all day, every day beginning Thursday October 6. Special Kanissa price $40 and includes: Lulav, Etrog, Hadassim & Aravot. Sales are on first-come, first-serve basis only, and we strongly urge everyone to buy their sets on time. Additional hours and wide selection available at 7 Gilbert Road. For more information, please contact Besalel or Adam Liviem at ‭(516) 993-2839‬‬‬‬. ‬‬‬‬

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Special Hatarat Nedarim Service at Shaare Shalom

Monday, Oct 3rd at 8:30 pm. For more info, please contact Besalel Ben Haim


Sorry, Not Sorry! Why are we so obsessed with Sin?

Join us for our 22nd Annual Community-wide Selichot event THIS SATURDAY NIGHT with Rabbi Yossi Bensoussan at Shaare Shalom! Doors open 11:00 PM followed by lecture, Hatarat Nedarim and Selichot led by our very own Evan Kohanian and Jonathan Livi All are encouraged to attend! Submitted by Arieh Liviem. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

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Seuda Shelishit @ Shaare Rachamim

A special Evening with Rabbi and Coty Bitton.
Program begins with Mincha, followed by Seudah Shelishit.
■ SHABBAT SHUBA EDITION: Rabbi Bensoussan, Rabbi Joshua Maroof, Rabbi Jacob Bitton.
■ Women Speakers: Nusha Livi and Naz Aziz.


Shaare Rachamim Yom Kippur Tent Minyan

Back by somewhat popular demand, the Tent Minyan at Shaare Rachamim for Yom Kippur. See flyer. Feel free to revise as u see fit.. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

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Shaare Shalom Shabbat Speaker

This week’s Speaker: Rabbi Joshua Maroof

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

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The #1 Bestselling Sukkah Brand Worldwide
NEW LOCATION at 719 Middle Neck Rd, Great Neck, NY.

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FREE FLU SHOTS - Fri, Sep 30

Dear community members, pls take advantage of this amazing program! Everybody 18 and up can get a free flu shot! Whitney Pond Park - Northern Boulevard & Community Drive Manhasset, NY. Friday, September 30, 2022 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. No appointments necessary. Please call 311 or 516‐869‐ 6311 for more information. Submitted by Romina Tehrani. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


Javoon Minyan Week of Yom Kippur Schedule

All young community members, both ladies and gentlemen are invited to join the Javoon Minyan at Shaare Rachamim for express Selichot & Shacharit in the days leading up to Yom Kippur.. Click Here for the Full Schedule

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Six Flags Great Adventure Trip – Sun, Oct 2

A trip to Six Flags: Great Adventure - Sunday October 2nd
Bus departs 54 Steamboat Rd at 8:00AM - Venmo MYCofficial $60 by Wednesday, September 28th to reserve your spot. Price includes round trip transportation, entry to park, and snacks. OPEN TO ALL MYC SINGLESLIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE. Submitted by Michael Livi.
Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

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Ladies Seat Reservations are now available for Rabbi Ben Haims minyan on Yom Kippur. Please contact Mahshid Hakimi 516-849-9416 to reserve your seat.

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The Board of Trustees has approved parking suspension on the following days in observance of the upcoming religious holidays:
- from 5:00 pm Sunday - September 25, 2022 through 10:00 pm on Tuesday - September 27, 2022 (Rosh Hashanah).
- from 5:00 pm Tuesday - October 4, 2022 through 10:00 pm on Wednesday - October 5, 2022 (Yom Kippur).
- from 5:00 pm Sunday - October 9, 2022 through 10:00 pm on Tuesday - October 11, 2022 (first two days of Sukkot).
- from 5:00 pm Sunday - October 16, 2022 through 10:00pm on Tuesday - October 18, 2022 (last days of Sukkot).

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Bring your children to Shaare Shalom (54 Steamboat Rd) or Ohr Esther (130 Steamboat Rd.) or Shaare Rachamim so that they can receive a blessing (Mishaberach) under the large Tzitzit on Simchat Torah (Tuesday October 18th). Everyone who participates will receive a GOODY BAG (prepared by Mrs. Nili Aminoff & Family) and Sponsored by the Kordvani Family.


Megillah Issue #101 (Sep 2022)

The MYC is pleased to release the first digital version of the Megillah. We are seeking contributors and sponsors for future Megillah issues, please contact our team via email at Megillah@Mashadiyouth.org for more information.

Please click the following link to access the digital copy of the latest Megillah Publication



Dear community members, we are happy to announce that the next MASHADI ALZHEIMER’S and DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP MEETING is on Sunday Oct 30th from 11am-1pm at 54 Steamboat Rd. You can get help, support, advice, information and more. Any specific questions you have or issues you would like to talk about, you are welcome to text us beforehand so we can discuss in detail at the meeting. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Please spread the word. For any additional questions please contact Anna Carmili 516-313-8877.

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IVREAD is back

IVREAD is back for our fall term! Our first night will be on Monday, October 24 and will again be on MONDAYS FOR 8 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS FROM 8:30pm - 9:30pm. Once again we will be having levels for: Re-learning alef-bet, improving Hebrew reading, learning what to say and why in Kanissa on Shabbat, advanced level for ladies, weekday prayers or Chazanut (men only). Registration can simply be done by filling out the info on the link here: https://forms.gle/91qUnp8guT4ug2VJ7
IVREAD has once again created Rosh Hashanah made Easy
sheets that you can either print from here, or find beautiful printed versions this Shabbat at any of our 3 Kanissa’s! Shana Tova everyone!

Click Here for the Rosh Ha'Shannah Sheet


Second Annual Sisterhood Holiday Boutique

Please join us for the Second Annual Sisterhood Holiday Boutique on Sunday, Oct 23rd from 10-6 at Mashadi Jewish Center. Submitted by: Arezou Tolou Hakimian. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


Live a Happy Life with Shally Zomorodi - Nov 22

Join Fountain of Kindness on Thursday November 20, 2022 for an evening with Shally Zomorodi on Living a Happy Life. To register, contact Melody Aziz (516) 410-6869. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


Yeshiva Scholarship Application

The applications for the Yeshiva scholarships are now available for the academic year 2022-2023. This year the applications can be submitted ONLINE ONLY BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK .
Please note that a copy of the school invoice MUST also be sent to the committee at UMJCAyeshivafund@gmail.com Submitted by Edo Livi.


Mezuza Checking in Great Neck

The price is $10/scroll. Same Day Service available. Drop off or pick up, conveniently in Great Neck. [No Tefilin checkingl - Mikel Kavian @ 516-225-9469


Online Registration for Fall 2022 Classes

We are excited to announce that online registration for Fall 2022 classes will open on:
• Please note that registration will be held ONLINE ONLY for Fall 2022 classes - register from a computer or iPad (registration on your cell phone is NOT recommended)
• Registration is on a first come, first served basis. If you are closed out of a class you will be added to a waitlist
• Please go to www.mashadi.org/programs/ BEFORE REGISTRATION OPENS 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
To register, please go to www.mashadi.org/programs/
Follow umjcaprograms on Instagram
For further information, please email avital@mashadi.org
For further information, please email avital@mashadi.org

Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

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UMJCA Online Portal

Dear community members. We are proud to announce that the UMJCA has developed an online portal for community members to log in and view their pledges, pay their invoices, and download previous transactions. If interested in taking part in Online Billing and Payments , please forward your Name, Email address and Home address for verification to the following WhatsApp account. Only one Email per household can be used.

Please direct message this official account at:((516) 345-8615 or you can also Email your information to: BILLING@UMJCA.ORG

Once the Email is authenticated and authorized, you will receive a notification, and the user well have access to the portal. The UMJCA Online portal can currently be found in the Kanissa News mobile app under the Links Tab. Thank you. Submitted by Dr. Daniel Benilevi.

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Halakha of the Day

Making Halakha and Jewish history accessible to all - By Rabbi Yosef Bitton


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Dear community member, With the High Holidays approaching, we would like to wish you and your family a happy and a healthy New Year. As you know, our synagogue expenses and numerous community programs and events are solely funded by your generous donations. Please try to pay your pledges as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support. For more information or any corrections, please call Minoo Hakimian or Nooshin Dilmanian at 516-487-3636. Sincerely, UMJCA Central Board.

Click Here for the Official Central Board Letter in English and Farsi


Community Certified Matchmaker

We are very happy to introduce Mrs. Karen Koren, the new matchmaker of our community. Karen is a certified life and relationship coach, a Kallah teacher, podcast host, mentor, and
Torah educator for our youth. She has a BA in Communications from Queens College. She currently runs a program for young women that facilitates important discussions and incorporates fun activities to enhance self-esteem, body image, teamwork, and girl empowerment. Mrs. Koren will be assisted by a special team of community volunteers. Karen can be reached via email at SoulSessionswithKK@gmail.com or via phone at 516-698-1953. Submitted by Rabbi Yosef Bitton on behalf of the UMJCA MARRIAGE COMMITTEE

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Nomination Form 2022

The UMJCA Elections of the Central Board, Shaare Shalom, Ohr Esther, Shaare Rachamim and MYC will be held on Sunday, November 20th, 2022.
To nominate the candidates of your choice, please fill out the form posted below.
All nominees for the Central Board must be at least 36 years of age, and candidates for Synagogues must be over 26 years of age. Nominees for the MYC must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years Nominations are open to eligible candidates. For more information, please contact the Supervisory Council at mashadisc2022@googlegroups.com. Submitted by Cathy Banilivi


Click Here for the Printable Nomination Form

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VIDEO: Strengthening Our Mashadi Family And Jewish Values by Mr. Nissim Bassalian

Click Here to view a Short Version of the Video

Click Here to view the Full Version of the Video

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Dear Community Members,

This past Friday, the Religious Council met to discuss and provide a unified message to our community about the direction we are headed as a Mashadi family. On Shabbat, Rabbis in all UMJCA synagogues delivered strong messages reminding us of our Mashadi Jewish values.

They spoke about values such as honesty, integrity, humility, and modesty. They spoke of our family values and, of course, our faith in Hashem.

Although it was recent incidents that compelled our Rabbis to speak up at this time, these concerns about our values have been emerging in our community for a long time. Recent events have served as a wake-up call for us as a community

Click Here to READ the Full Letter by the Central Board


A Message from Rabbi Joshua Maroof on behalf of the Aliya Committee

Dear Community Members and Friends, There has never been a period in history when the dream of making Aliyah to Israel was more attainable than it is today. However, as I learned from my recent experiences, the actual process of making Aliyah can be challenging at times. My family and I would have been thrilled to have trusted helpers who were knowledgeable and experienced enough to guide us step by step along the way.
Just a few months ago, I discovered that there is a wonderful group of people that does just that! I’m excited to share with you that I recently joined “Olim Advisors”, a company dedicated to offering personal assistance to those who seek to make Aliyah, whether it is in the near or the distant future. This includes helping potential Olim find the community that is right for them, the schools that are best for their children, and the financial and medical plans that are ideal for their families, as well as walking them through the dizzying maze of bureaucracy they encounter when they first arrive in Israel.
If you are not yet ready to take the leap of Aliyah but are interested in purchasing properties in Israel, Olim Advisors can help you identify the homes that suit your needs, assist you in protecting your interests and avoiding scammers, and direct you to a seasoned network of real estate professionals that they already know and trust.
I would love to arrange some Zoom parlor meetings to share more about the dream of Aliyah and the ways in which Olim Advisors can help make that dream a reality.
If you’re interested in hosting or participating in a meeting, please contact me at your earliest convenience.

Whatsapp: 972587790551
Phone: 3013570129
Email: rjmaroof@yahoo.com



As we celebrate the groundbreaking of our new MJCC Community Center, Sephardic Hebrew Academy and Shaare Tova of Great Neck, we hope to have everyone in the community be involved at the level they feel comfortable. We are introducing a new giant sculptural Tree of Life, designed by renown Israeli artist Jeremy Langford. You can get your name on the wall in the building for as low as $1,800. Payment terms are available. You can fill out this form for Orbits of Life or call Omid Hakimi at 516-770-5533 for a more generous donation or any explanation. https://forms.gle/pPQqMFdTMpydpybf6.
Click Here for the Flyer 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



Dear community members, If you have a FAMILY MEMBER or are a CAREGIVER of someone with ALZHEIMER’S or other DEMENTIA, please check out the Parker’s Institute. They offer many programs and services to help you! For more information, please call us at: (516) 586-1507 - Whhh@parkerinstitute.org. Submitted by Anna Carmili.

Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


FREE APPLIANCES and more by PSEG Long Island

Dear friends, the PSEG Long Island is offering an amazing program where income eligible people could receive FREE energy efficient appliances, like room air conditioner, refrigerator, dehumidifier, insulating jackets for water heaters and much more! . This program is called Residential Energy Affordability Partnership (REAP) Pls read the following info and contact them asap if interested! Submitted by Anna Carmili. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

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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.



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.

To Join please WhatsApp your First and Last Name with your Tel Number to: +1 (516) 350-0354

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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.

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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


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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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.



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No Shiras were reported at Shaare Shalom for this Shabbat

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Celebrating the Bar-Mitzvah Torah Reading by Jeremy Dilmanian, Son of Annette & Poya Dilmanian

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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 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


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)
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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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