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Mincha and Arvit Services

Mincha and Arvit Services at Shaare Rachamim at 7:10 pm and Bet Midrash Schedule

A New Minyan has been setup at Shaare Rahamim during weekdays. Mincha Services will begin at 7:10 pmfollowed by Arvit. The Sephardic Bet Midrash classes will continue after a light dinner. For more info or future sponsorship opportunities please contact Josh LeVian or Nathan Zaboulani

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The Sephardic Bet Midrash

Grand Opening

The Mashadi Learning Center Presents:

The Sephardic Bet Midrash

Monday Night, June 23, 2014 at Shaare Rahamim: 7:00 p.m. Mincha and Arvit – 7:45 p.m. Colbeh Dinner – 8:15 p.m. Opening Remarks – All Men and Women are invited to attend. Attending Community Rabbis and Teachers: Rabbi Eliyahu Ben Haim – Rabbi Nassim Bassalian – Rabbi Yosef Bitton – Rabbi Mordechai Kohanim – Mr. Oren Bezalely – Mr. Bezalel Ben Haim – Rabbi Adam Sabzevari – Rabbi Moshe Aziz.
Rabbi Joshua Maroof, of Mashadi descent will kick start The Sephardic Bet Midrash with nightly shiurim for both Men and Women. Event is sponsored for refuah shelema of Yaffa bat Miriam, Yehuda ben Yaffa and Rafael ben Michal by Elizabeth & Moossa LeVian and sons. For more info or future sponsorship opportunities please contact Josh LeVian or Nathan Zaboulani Click Here for more Info and Official Flyer


This year’s Community Graduation Ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 22nd a 10:30 am at the Mashadi Jewish Center, 54 Steamboat Rd. In this year’s Graduation Ceremony we are proud to have many post graduates and college graduates and large number of high school graduates. The keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Ari Shafizadeh Hakimi, who is the faculty member at Sloan Kettering Memorial hospital and specializes in urologic oncology. We invite all graduates, family and friends to attend this special once a year event. Refreshments will be served. For more information please contact Nabila Levian ( Click Here For the Graduates List and Program

Shavuot All Nighter at Ohr Esther

Ohr Esther and MYC present a night of Torah learning for all men, women and youth on Tuesday night, June 3rd at 11:30 p.m. at Ohr Esther (130 Steamboat Rd.) There will be shiurim of all sorts including: “Jewish Comedy Then & Now: A Look at Humor in the Talmud” by Besalel Ben-Haim, “Was Esav Wicked?” by Oren Bezalely, a class with Mr. Nassim Bassalian, the Kol HaEmet Torah Game Show and the famous cheesecake and ice cream break. The evening will conclude with Shaharit services in the morning. The evening’s program is sponsored by Mojdeh & Mehran Bassali in memory of Yosef Hayyim ben Ephraim z’l and for the Refuah Shelemah of Mordechai ben Leah and Miriam bat Rivkah. For more information contact Carolina AzizLeon Hakimian or Afshin Bassali.


NEW TIME: SUNDAY JUNE 8TH from 1:00 to 5:00 pm

The Grand Opening of Shaare Rahamim will be on Sunday June 8th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. We look forward to share the Grand Opening with all community members and celebrating this milestone in our community’s history. The Transitional Management Team of Shaare Rahamim (TMT) is happy to announce the appointment of Claudia Rahmani(Levian) as the Youth Director for the Shabbat Kids Program. An agreement has been reached with Mr. Oren Besalely and Mr. Besalel Ben Haim to lead the Shabbat minyans starting with the opening Shabbat. Prayer services at Shaare Rahamim will begin on Friday night June 13th followed by Shabbat Day June 14th. For more information please contact Benny Hematian.

Israel Day Parade – This Sun, Jun 1

The 50th Annual Celebrate Israel Parade is taking place this SUNDAY, JUNE 1st. The parade is one of the biggest Pro-Israel Events of the year. Our community is leading a large delegation to march in the parade. BUSES WILL BE LEAVING SHAARE SHALOM SYNAGOGUE (54 Steamboat Road) at 11AM SHARP!!! $5 includes Transportation, T-Shirt, and Snacks/Drinks. Our Group Assembly Point in New York City is 52nd Street between Madison & Fifth Avenue. You must be wearing a Group T-Shirt to march with us in the parade. Strollers and backpacks will NOT be allowed for those marching in the parade. The Parade itself is taking place from 11 AM to 4 PM from 57th Street to 74th Street on Fifth Avenue. For more information, please look at our Facebook Event Page or the Parade Website: Parade Contacts: Michael Hakimian (516) 642-0105, Shawn Aziz (516) 423-6231 Click Here for more info and Flyer

Israel Day Parade – Sunday, June 1st

This Year, the Israel Day Parade will be taking place on Sunday, June 1st, from 11 AM to 4 PM. The Parade will go up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue from 57th to 74th Streets. Our buses for the parade will be leaving Shaare Shalom Synagogue (54 Steamboat Road) at 11 AM SHARP. Our Group Assembly point is 52nd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue. Come join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Parade! For more information, please contact: Michael Hakimian (516) 642-0105 mikenabat@aol.comand Shawn Aziz (516) 423-6231 Parade Website:

Memorial Day Parade – Monday, May 26

The Central Board and the public affairs committee urge the community members to participate in the Memorial Day festivities in Great Neck on Monday, May 26, 2014. The Mashadi group will assemble at 9:00 am sharp, at the intersection of the Middle Neck Road and Pont Street (one block south of Great Neck Road ) for a march along Middle Neck Road. The participation in this event is the civic duty of every citizen in America , particularly, the new immigrants. For further information please contact Albert Bassal or Nick Nabavian