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Supervisory Council Announcement

The UMJCA Supervisory Council is happy to notify the Community the following Board Officers Positions:

Shaare Shalom Officers Announcements

Ohr Esther Officers Announcement

Shaare Rachamim Officers Announcement

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Magen Ephraim Sephardic Academy Announcement

Kindergarten & First Grade 2023-2024 registration is underway and quickly filling up. Our first class of kindergarten is almost full. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of the first 40 children to receive the promotional financial incentive. First come, first served. Space is limited! Please refer to the attached flyer for more details. Visit us at for information, pricing, and exciting first year promotional information in the coming days. You can also email us at for a registration & application form. For any further questions, please call (516) 613-3300. Lastly, please follow us on Instagram @magenephraim for further updates. Submitted by Stefanie Roubini.

Click Here for More Info and Our Special Tuition Rates

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Champions for Charity

Americana Manhasset and Wheatley Plaza invite you to participate in Champions for Charity® from December 1st through December 3rd, 2022. 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: or visit concierge desk at Americana Manhasset. To register online, please go to: 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. Thanks! Submitted by Avital Raynor.
Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

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Shaare Shalom Shabbat Speaker

This week’s Speakers: Rabbi Elyahu Ebrani

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


Switch to ברך עלינו instead of ברכנו this Sunday Night, December 4, 2022

Halakhot: 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 thewords 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

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Alzheimer’s Association Lecture, Sun, Dec 4

Dear community members, please join us for a very important lecture! This Sunday Dec 4th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Shaare Shalom. A representative from the Alzheimer’s Association will show a video and teach us HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH AN AGITATED / CONFUSED OLDER PERSON. Tell all your friends and relatives. Submitted by Anna Carmili. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

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Rabbi Ghassabian @ Shaare Rachamim- Sunday Morning, December 4th

Please join us for prayers with Rabbi Ghassabian Sunday morning, December 4th at the 8:15am Minyan @ Shaare Rachamim. Shiur & Lavish Breakfast to follow at approx 9:15 am. Submitted by Benny Hematian


Sunday Talmud Torah for 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Boys

Please join us on Sundays for a special learning program for middle school yeshiva and public school students lead by R’ Yoav Arjang. We willbe starting with tefilla at 10:30 (please don’t forget your tefillin) followed by a meat lunch and basketball. The class will take place in the lower-level classrooms @54 steamboat road. Please encourage your kids to join! Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


Shaare Shalom Security and Safety Announcement

All Bicycles need to be parked in back Parking Lot that is closed to traffic. Bicycles on walkway will be removed. We must keep the Exits Clear and without Obstruction for Emergency Evacuation. Submitted by Naim Bakhshi.


Save The Date - SHABBAT WITH THE FAMILY - December 10th

We are excited to announce a special FAMILY SHABBAT. Everyone is encouraged to bring our spouses, children and grandchildren to celebrate a special Shabbat Morning as a Family. Looking forward to seeing everyone with their Families. Shabbat Morning December 10th. Shaare Shalom Social Hall Minyan. Submitted by Parham Shaer.


Discovery 2022 Pre-Registration Form

Dates: Monday Jun/26/2023 To Sunday Jul/16/2023
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: Cell: 516-244-0115 or Yosi Nassimi at Cell:516-850-8750.

Click Here for the 2023 Pre-Registration Form


SUPPORT THE UMJCA AS YOU SHOP AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the UMJCA at no added cost!

By the Alternative Fundraising Committee.
Click Here for the Flyer and Easy Instructions Information
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Club MJC is Back

We are excited to welcome our new program directors Aaron Liviem (boys weeks) and Lea Bassali & Deborah Etessami (girls weeks). Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

FLP 2022

Saturday Night Family Learning Program is ON

It's SUPERHERO week @ 54 from 7:00-8:00 pm so come in your favorite Superhero accessory for Bonus Raffle Tickets!!! This Week’s session is Sponsored by our dedicated organizers Mr & Mrs William Dilamani &
Family, Mr & Mrs Netanel Livi, Mr & Mrs Farzad Zar in honor of their children, Mr & Mrs Leon Hakimian Liluy Nishmat Zarovabel ben Mashiach and Mr & Mrs Mehran Enayatian in honor of the newly weds Naomi
& Michael Livi. The FLP Organizers would like to dedicate all of our children's Torah Learning this season in loving memory of our very own Yaakov Shahrokh ben 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 or William Dilamani


Derasha with Doron – NEW TIME: Tuesdays at 7:45 pm

Ladies, please join us at the return of the weekly parasha class with our very own Doron Hakimian. Tuesdays, 7:45 pm in the Ohr Esther Library, 130 Steamboat Road. Much insight, inspiration and of course refreshments will be served. Contact Taraneh Namdar Kohanim for further details. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


SBM Ladies Learning presents our FALL SEMESTER of classes

Open to all ladies of the community! Please contact Rabbanit Bitton or Elisheva Hakimian for any questions! Please join our ladies ADMIN ONLY chat for daily updates of classes & events:
Click Here for the Flyer and More Info
Submitted by Elisheva Hakimian

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Important Safety Alert

Submitted by Mehran Hakimian on behalf of the UMJCA Security and Safety Committee

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A great way to get your kids involved in giving back specially to sick children and their families is to shop the Chai Lifeline wish list for Chanukah. You can use the amazon wish list link here or drop off new toys at the home of Lauren and Joe Soleimani - 3 Hilltop Drive. Thank you and Tizku LMitzvot.
Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

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Updated Guidelines for our UMJCA Minyanim

To our dear Community Members, The Religious Council recently convened and discussed several relevant matters to our community minyanim and schools. With the guidance and approval of our chief halachic authority, Harav Eliyahu Ben-Haim, the following decisions were made. Submitted by Rabbi Moshe Aziz

Click Here for to read the Religious Council Letter

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Congratulations to our 2022 Simchat Torah Raffle Winners!

1 Netanel Levy - #2 Ephraim Aminoff - #3 Jamshid Zar - #4 Danny Hakimian - #5 Sharon Kashanian


Thanks to all our community members who have generously donated for the Mashadi Jewish Community Center and made our dream a reality. We cannot continue without your support!
There are still dedications available. We encourage everyone who is still considering to be part of this generational opportunity to contact Omid Hakimi at (516) 770-5533

Please follow our construction progress on

Click on “follow our progress”


Operation "Please wear A Helmet"

We would like to Start an Initiative to Alert Everyone from ALL Ages that Ride their Bikes or Scooters on Shabbats to Please Wear a Helmet. This Can Save You or Your Child's Life. Please Take This Seriously. Submitted by Eli Edalati.


Coat Drive for the Needy

Donate your unwanted, gently used coats. Both kids & adult sizes needed. Please drop off between 9am-6pm at 130 Steamboat Road. For more information call/text Janet Hakimian (516) 782-3806. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info


Mikraei Kodesh

The popular “Mikraei Kodesh” publication is getting ready to begin their six year of distributing booklets in our kannisas before each holiday. This project only continues with the support of our sponsors. Sponsorships for the 2022-2023 are now available. You can contact Shawn Aziz, Daniel Dilamani, or Joshua LeVian for more info. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

Meorot Chanukah Campaign 2022

Candles for Meorot

Meorot is selling candle for Hanukah again as in previous years. Please consider supporting this great organization that helps with the education of many of our community students. More details at: Submitted by Tony Aziz. Click Here for the Flyer and More Info

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Mashadi Bikkur Cholim is a network of volunteer Mashadi organizations working together to help community members and their families in critical times of need. Our philosophy is that someone has been through this before. We can be there to help make it a little easier for you and your family. 8 divisions include Medical Referrals, Bikkur Cholim (visiting the sick), Social Services, Senior Services, Cancer Support, Fertility Network, Individuals with Special Needs and Mental Health Services. All calls are strictly confidential. 516-340-0110.

Follow @MashadiBikkurCholim on Instagram. For more information please contact: Dr Ariel Nassim, Brain Hakimian, Neda Behnam, Melody Aziz and Eddie LeVian.

Social Services Resources, Information and Links - Homeowner Assistance Funding Available from NY State - Mashadi Bikkur Cholim Introduces CAPE - Financial Help with the Cost of Internet Service and the Purchase of Computers - FREE APPLIANCES and more by PSEG Long Island - Senior Services/Social Services - FREE ASSISTANCE

Click Here for the NEW Mashadi Bikkur Cholim Webpage


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 for more information.

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


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 Submitted by Edo Livi.


Online Registration for Fall 2022 Classes

• Please go to BEFORE REGISTRATION OPENS to activate your existing account or create a new one
To register, please go to
Follow umjcaprograms on Instagram
For further information, please email
For further information, please email

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


Attention all 9th and 10th and 11th Graders

MEET (Mashadi Educational Enrichment of Teens) will be returning Monday October 24th at 54 Steamboat Road. MEET is our after-school program enhancing on the opportunity tobuild your Jewish education while hanging out with your friends in a fun environment. See you on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays for awesome programing, Sick Dinners, bball in the 54 gym, Girls Programs and many more surprises.
For more information, please contact Rabbi Eli Livian at 516-423-4293.


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 or via phone at 516-698-1953. Submitted by Rabbi Yosef Bitton on behalf of the UMJCA MARRIAGE COMMITTEE


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

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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:



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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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 so your request is documented and timestamped.

CLICK HERE To read the Full Guidelines Letter for the UMJCA Calendar


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

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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:

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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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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:, Cell/Text: 516 359 9068

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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


Mr Bassalian Zoom Page

If you have missed the popular Mr Bassalian Classes on Zoom, you can watch the recordings at

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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
Spotify Link
Apple Podcasts Link


HaChodesh Monthly Newsletter

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