Category Archives: Upcoming Events


monkimageThe MYC Chesed Committee is very excited to announce their first event of the year:                                                                      THE OHEL PURIM CARNIVAL!

Come enjoy a fun day with youth and adults with special needs. There will be free food, dancing, games and much more! Please join us on March 8th, from 12-4:30 pm, at 54 Steamboat Road. Organizations attending include members from HASC, Friendship Circle and Ohel. Make sure to wear a costume! Note: Adult supervision advised for children under 12.  A special thanks to our anonymous sponsor for the dedication in the memory of Ephraim ben Shmuel.

For more information, contact Jamie Karmely (516)776-3262, Rafi Livian (516)423-6738, Shelby Hakimian(516)647‑4280‬, or any other member of the MYC Chesed Committee.



Higher Education
Graduation 2014


The Mashadi Higher Education Committee is pleased to make available the below links for High School, College and Post Graduates to submit their graduation information using the following web forms:

High School Graduates – Click here

College Graduates – Click here

Post – Graduates – Click here

Deadline for submission will be on Sunday, June 15, 2014

Reminder: Graduation will be on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 10:30am SHARP at Shaare Shalom Synagogue (54 Steamboat Rd)
Approx 2 hours in total. All are welcome to attend.


Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews

Light and Shadows Front Cover Small

A Beit Hatfutsot Exhibition Opens in New York!

WHEN: December 3, 2013 – April 27, 2014

DAYS AND HOURS: Monday, Free 5:00-8:00pm; Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday 11:00am-5:00pm; Wednesday 11:00am-8:00pm (Free 5:00pm-8:00pm); Friday, Free 11:00am-2:30pm.

WHERE: Yeshiva University Museum, 15 West 16th Street, NYC, 212-294-8330

COST: Adults: $8; seniors and students: $6. Free for members and children under 5.

For more information, visit

Skirt (sheliteh) and pants (shalvar) worn during a child-bride's henna ceremonySkirt (sheliteh) and pants (shalvar) worn during a child-bride’s henna ceremony, Marv, Turkestan, circa 1900, silk, courtesy of the Etessami family, USA.



clay Tablet 42Clay Tablets, Al-Yahudu, Iran, 6th century BCE, collection of Dabid Sofer, London.



Beit HatfutsotPainted door, Iran, 19th Century, Collectino of Miriam Kove, New York.




Jacket for a child-brideJacket for a child-bride, Iran, 1908, silk, and buttons with the insignia of the Persian crown, courtesy of Dina Khordi, USA.



Mashadi Tennis Finals

With the help of Mehdi Nassimi, Cyrus Elian, Behnam Pourattarian, Igal Nassim and David Karimzadeh we have finally reached the final weekend of matches. We would also like to thank Mehdi for hosting the finals.

The finals for the men’s singles and doubles tournaments will take place this Sunday September 22nd 2013 at 11AM at Mehdi and Ania Nassimi’s residence, 4 Pheasant Run. The matchup for singles is David Karimzadeh v Ariel Hakimi. Following the singles final,  the doubles matchup will take place between the winner of Alex Rahmani / Michael Hakimi and Simon Kashfi / Jared Hakimian vs the winner of David Karimzadeh / Sammy Hakimian and Benny Nabavian / Ray Hakimian. 

We’d like to thank all the participants in this year’s tournament.  I hope you had a good time, and hopefully we will have this tournament for many years to come.

The attached file shows the tournament brackets.

Mashadi Tennis 2013

Nicky’s Family

young Nicholas Winton with rescued child

NICKY’S FAMILY is a gripping documentary that tells the mostly unknown story of Sir Nicholas Winton, a young Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Jewish Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. As a result of his heroic efforts, today there are over 6,000 descendants who live all over the World.

Watch a short trailer of this amazing true story below.

“Go see this one…True heroes do exist.” – Movie Night Traffic Light

“A story of triumph. No matter how far you must drive to see this movie it will be decidedly worth every mile.” – Mackinac Center for Public Policy

“So inspiring and deeply moving, you’ll want to be part of this “Family.” – James Verniere, The Boston Herald

Starts July 19th in New York – 4 Screens!
Manhattan, NY – Quad Cinema
Manhattan, NY – The JCC in Manhattan
Malverne, NY – Malverne Cinema 4
Kew Gardens, NY – Kew Gardens Cinemas

9th Annual Mashadi Open Tennis Tournament

The Summer Tournament for All Community Members

Singles & Doubles

Singles: If we have enough people signing up, there will be two tournaments. Please indicate if you’d like to be in the over 35’s or under. You can choose regardless of your age.

Ages 16 and up (please specify singles, or doubles, or both): FREE

Registration deadline: Sunday June 2nd, 2013

Please email to signup

For more details:


MYC Wine and Dine with COLBEH

You asked for it, and we’re bringing it back! There will be Colbeh Dinner, Wine & Whiskey Bar. Tickets are at a special price of $30! The night will feature a memorable speech from our very own Rabbi Adam Sabzevari!

The event is open to guys 23+ and girls 18+.

To buy tickets or get more information, talk to:
Charlotte Shahverdi, Yossi Abrahimi, Adam Hakimi, or Benjamin Hadjibay.

To pay online, use this Paypal link:


Our dynamic duo of Rabbi Adam Sabzevari and Rabbi Mosheh Aziz will be opening Seuda Shelishi (3rd Meal of Shabbat) this week at 130! Come end Shabbat on a high note, and fulfill the mitzvah of eating a 3rd special meal of Shabbat from Shop Delight, with a warm atmosphere, amazing speakers, and wonderful singing. We will end the night with havdala. Open to all guys & girls. Mincha starts at 6:45 pm @ 130 Steamboat Road.

Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews

Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews is coming to New York to the Center of Jewish History-Yeshiva University Museum. It is coming to New York after a most significant success at the Fowler Museum in Los Angeles.

The exhibit will be presented to the public at the Center of Jewish History from the fall of 2013 through the winter of 2014 for a period of at least six month. VIP opening is scheduled for October 8th.

 LIGHT AND SHADOWS Fowler Museum Program Information-pdf click here


MYC Blood Drive

The Mashadi Youth Committee has organized a blood drive to be held at Shaare Shalom Synagogue (54 Steamboat Road), on Sunday, April 14th, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Blood cannot be manufactured – it can only come from generous donors  – which is why we encourage all eligible donors to come and participate.  The general requirement to be a blood donor are as follows: 1) Must be age 17 or up.  16 year-olds can donate with permission of parent or guardian who must sign you in.  2) Must weigh at least 110 pounds.  3) Must have valid identification such as a driver’s license, passport, or other valid picture id, and your social security number.  Drinks, snacks, and light food will be available for all donors.  For more information, please feel free to contact Shawn Aziz at 516-423-6231 /,  Maxine Karmily at 516-782-1551, or Charlotte Shahverdi at 516-424-2252 /

MYC Blood Drive 2013-1-pdf flyer

Wheels For Life Basketball tournament

The MYC and the Israel Zionism Committee in cooperation with American Friends of Magen David Adom are proud to present the Wheels For Life 3-on3 Basketball tournament on Sunday April 21 @ Shaare Shalom Gym.

Sign-up deadline March 21st

All proceeds will go towards dedicating an ambulance to Magen David Adom in Israel in the name of the Mashadi Community of NY. For information about the tournament and Magen David Adom, click here.

To donate NOW, visit

IvRead Registration

  • Want a tune up on your Hebrew reading? Did you forget your aleph bet?  Do you want to learn how to be chazan? Do you want to learn how to read tehillim? If you you answered yes to any of these questions, then sign up for IVREADIVREAD is a learning imitative to teach the community how to advance in their Hebrew reading skills in the context of Jewish prayers on regular days, Shabbats, and holidays. Classes begin on April 8th at 8:00PM and will continue for eight weeks on every Monday. Check up on our Facebook page for the registration link or click here.
IVREAD is available to the entire community for anyone above the age of 16.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call/email: Sean Hakimi-,  Joe Kamali 516.659.3881/, Stephanie Aziz –, or Stephanie Dilamani (516-423-6641)