Category Archives: Sisterhood

Sisterhood’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah List

Sisterhood updates a list of 6th-8th graders every school year. This list becomes very useful when planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah party. We would advise anyone having a party to please make an effort to invite all the boys and girls in their grade to avoid any child from being left out. Please contact any Sisterhood Member or email to be sent the list and to make sure your child’s name is included. Thank you!


Dinner & Lecture with Rabbanit Coty Bitton



“Hello, It’s Me” Adele and Chanukkah. COLBEH Restaurant. Tuesday, December 8th, 2015. Dinner at 8:00pm – Lecture promptly at 9:15pm. $20 per person.

** Reservations Required **  For reservations, please contact: Esther Livi (516) 782-7247, Shirin Rahmani (917) 414-6300, Sahar Nasrolahi (516) 476-7036, or Arezou Tolou Hakimian (516) 426-7048.

Hanukkah Shiur 12-8-15.PDF

Hanukkah Lecture Dec 8 (jpeg)

“A Sweet Start to the New Year” Honey and Date Sale

Sisterhood in conjunction with Effy Hakimian proudly present: “A Sweet Start to the New Year” Honey and Date Sale!

Medjool Dates (2 lbs) $16
Medjool Dates (4.4 lbs) $32
Honey Jar $4
Please stop by Monday night, August 31st, 6:00pm-9:00pm during Community Registration at Ohr Esther!
For Pre-Orders & more info, please contact:
Dalia Hakimian 516-236-7414
Arezou Tolou Hakimian 516-426-7048
Dina Zabihi 516-768-2022
Sharona Arjang 917-822-4499

4th Annual Mashadi Picnic Day

Mashadi Senior Club in conjunction with the Mashadi Sisterhood present the 4th annual Mashadi Picnic Day!  Wednesday August 12th, 2015 on 10:00am-4:00pm.  North Heampstead Beach Park (formerly Bar Beach), 175 West Shore Road, Port Washington, NY 11050.  Music, Entertainment, Lunch and Fun!  Free of charge for all ladies and gentlemen.  Transportation is available.  Buses leave 54 Steamboat Rd. at 9:30am. Buses return from the park at 4:00pm. For more information, please contact Ania Nassimi 516-482-8081, Cathy Banilivy 516-448-3513, Mahtab Zar 516-448-8330, Aghabibi Dina Khordi 516-829-7454 or 516-996-8628, Dalia Hakimian 516-236-7414, or Arezou Tolou Hakimian 516-426-7048. RSVP is REQUIRED for food and transportation. picnic

Lecture with Rabbanit Coty Bitton

Mashadi Sisterhood Presents: Dinner and Lecture @ Colbeh Restaurant with Rabbanit Coty Bitton. Topic: The Selfie Generation – The Past vs. The Present, The Present vs. The Future. Tuesday, April 28th, 2015. 8:00pm Dinner / 9:00pm Lecture. $20/person. For reservations, please contact: Esther Livi (516) 782-7247 or Shirin Rahmani (917) 414-6300. Thank you Colbeh for your continuous support!

Mother’s Day PLANT SALE – Sunday, May 3


Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 from 11:00am – 6:00pm

UMJCA Shaare Shalom at 54 Steamboat Road

Annuals, Perennials, Flats, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Indoor Plants and Vegetable Starts

Choose from a variety of Begonias, Petunias, Dalias, Coleus, Lilies, etc.


For more information, please contact:

Janet Navaei Livian (516) 205-9606, Dalia Hakimian (516) 236-7414,

Esther Livi (516) 782-7427, or Sharona Arjang (917) 822-4499

Plant Sale 2015 (PDF)

Plant Flyer 2015 - JPEG

SHUK SHALOM – Sunday, May 3


Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 at UMJCA Shaare Shalom (54 Steamboat Road)                       11:00am – 6:00pm

Support Israel and come by for a day filled with shopping, food AND entertainment for children!

For more information, please contact:

Cathy Banilivy (516) 448-3513, Shirin Rahmani (917) 414-6300,                                                  Monica Hakimian (516) 835-8744, or Sandy Mordekhai (516) 410-9996

Shuk Shalom 2015 flyer (PDF)

SHUK Flyer 2015-JPEG

Le Bal Masque – March 14th


The Sisterhood and The Ohr Esther Board present Le Bal Masqué, Le Festival de Pourim. Saturday night, March 14th at Great Neck Synagogue by Lederman Caterers.

$75/person – $136/couple – $260 sponsorships  

Celebrate with DJ Leonardo.  Pictures by MKPics & Ruben Gorjian Photography.

PayPal your payment to via the “friends and family” option.



2014 – 2016 UMJCA Sisterhood Election Results

We are pleased to announce the 2014 – 2016 UMJCA Sisterhood election results in alphabetical order:

Sharona Arjang (535 votes)
Harriet Bessaleli (568 votes)
Farnaz Edalati (604 votes)
Dalia Hakimian (908 votes)
Mojdeh Hakimian (638 votes)
Monica Hakimian (695 votes)
Raya Karmily (725 votes)
Esther Livi (646 votes)
Sandy Mordekhai (676 votes)
Sahar Nasrolahi (525 votes)
Janet Navaei-Livian (819 votes)
Shirin Rahmani (969 votes)
Arezou Tolou-Hakimian (910 votes)
Dina Zabihi (602 votes)
Mahtab Zar (915 votes)

By a slim margin, the alternates are:

  1. Ziva Davoodzadeh
  2. Dina Hakimian
  3. Sanam Ijadi
  4. Stacey Hackman
  5. Shiva Hakimian

There were a total of 1,209 ballots, of which 22 were invalid. 1,187 ballots were valid.

Sisterhood Referendum Results 2014

With 1,210 votes cast for the referendum, including 41 absentee ballots, 1,079 voters comprising of 89.2% of the total vote approved an amendment to the UMJCA by laws modifying the term of the Sisterhood to two years. There were 115 no votes and 16 abstentions. We will now be counting all votes cast for the Sisterhood election and the MYC election. Stay tuned!

Supervisory Council


Senior Club Second Annual Picnic Day


Mashadi senior club in conjunction with Mashadi sisterhood are having their second annual picnic day.

The date of the event is Wednesday the 7th of August.

Music, entertainment, lunch, and fun

Free of charge for all ladies and gentlemen

Transportation to the park is available from 54 steamboat road at 9:30 am and back at 5pm

For more information contact:

Ania Nassimi (516)384-8403  or  Monica Livian (917)592-2457

Cathy Banilivi (516)448-3513  or    Mahtab Zar  (516)448-8330  

RSVP is required for food and transportation

Submitted by Ania Nassimi

Sisterhood’s Mother’s Day PLANT SALE at Shuk Shalom

SISTERHOOD PROUDLY PRESENTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH SHUK SHALOM: Mother’s Day PLANT SALE, Sunday, April 28th at 54 Steamboat Road, 11:00 – 6:00 PM. Annuals, Perennials, Flats, Hanging Baskets, Herbs and Vegetable Starts. Choose from a variety of Begonias, Marigolds, Petunias, etc.  PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE . For any more information, please contact: Rozita Bassaleli 643-2909, Dalia Hakimian 236-7414, Janet Navaei Livian 205-9606. Click here to view the flyer




Shuk Shalom, Apr 28 at Shaare Shalom

Israel & Zionisim Committee in conjuction with Mashadi Sisterhood Proudly Present SHUK SHALOM. Experience Israeli & Jewish Culture SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013 11:00am – 6:00 pm, UMJCA 54 STEAMBOAT ROAD. Support Israel & come by for a day filled with Israeli products, shopping, music, food, and entertainment for both adults and children all day long!  All proceeds from Shuk Shalom 2013 will go to Magen David Ahdom for the Ambulance in Israel and Mikveh Mosheh in Great Neck. For more information, please contact: Cathy Banilivi 516-448-3513, Monica Livian 917-592-2457 Monica Hakimian 516-835-8744. Click here to view the flyer