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SHAI and IAJF supported the Jewish Solidarity March on Sunday January 5, 2020.

news-photos-features.com - January 5, 2020












SHAI Children’s Coat and Clothing Drive     
TheIslandNow.com - December 6, 2019



Click here for event video


The Common Point Tikva Program is now up and running. It provides:

  • Government Benefits (Medicare, SNAP, etc.) Applications/Re-applications

    Mental Health Services

  • Educational Training

  • Food Pantry Services

  • Adult & Youth Employment Placement

  • Job Training

  • Senior Services

  • Child Care Referrals

The contact person is:
Leslie Kraut, LCSW
Commonpoint Queens
Sam Field Center
58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362
(718) 225-6750 ext. 248
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Celebrating Israel
greatneckrecord.com - June 24, 2019

Nauruz Festivities Feature Music And Art
greatneckrecord.com - April 5, 2019

Hundreds Attend Persian New Year Celebration in Great Neck
TheIslandNow.com - March 26, 2019

View photos from this event, by HR Media Group
View a video from this event



video here


Photos from the March 11 Amudim event:


Soomekh Explores Persian Jewish Past, Present and Future
TheIslandNow.com - March 6, 2019

Photos from the event

Great Neck teens embrace shared humanity, mission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
TheIslandNow.com - January 22, 2019

What a day to plant seeds.... SHAI, in partnership with UJA Federation of NY, the Anti-Defamation League, Temple Israel of Great Neck, Temple Beth El of Great Neck, and Congregation Beth Hadassah. Students who eat together, learn about identity and bias together, and pack lunches for the needy together in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King will grow our world. "Let's Do Good Together"


Read pre-event coverage in the Great Neck Record
Video of Maureen Nehedar speaking
Video of Maureen Nehedar event at Temple Israel of Great Neck


For more information visit Champions For Charity website.

Iranian Mothers Association and SHAI Present "The Pros and Cons of Social Media" - Tuesday, November 6, 2018

SHAI joined other local organizations in solidarity and prayer following the mass shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - October 29, 2018

SHAI Presents Financial and Estate Planning Forum - October 11, 2018

click here to watch the event video (password: nvp)



SHAI Partners with UJA in Support of the Safe Center LI - October 8, 2018


Sephardic Heritage Alliance Holds Community Picnic
greatneckrecord.com - August 12, 2018

D’Urso greets constituents at SHAI picnic in Great Neck
theislandnow.com - August 6, 2018

SHAI Sephardic Heritage Alliance Inc Say No to BDS event an overwhelming success with IAJF and UMJC. More than 100 high school and college students in attendance, hailing from Persian, Mashadi, and Ashky backgrounds, allied to concentrate on Jewish identity, civil rights, support for Israel, debunking bogus intersectionality, and empowering young adults. Many thanks to StandWithUs and ADL and Great Neck's own Arabelle Chafe and Julia Hackman for elevating the discourse.
August 1, 2018
view photo gallery by Hollywood Studio (password is hollywoodstudio)


Synagogues Unite To Address The Drug Crisis (Part 2 of 2)
greatneckrecord.com - July 27, 2018

Synagogues Unite To Address The Drug Crisis (Part 1 of 2)
greatneckrecord.com - July 21, 2018

SHAI co-sponsors "A Vision For Peace: Stories of Hope from Jerusalem Youth"
View photos here  Click here for video

SHAI co-sponsors panel on Substance Abuse and Addiction
June 24, 2018

Two men, failing kidneys and a panel to boost organ donations
theislandnow.com - June 19, 2018 

Many families face life or death situations, It may be too late or too hard to make a wise decision under tremendous amount of pressure, Let's educate ourselves about important issues of life, Monday June 11 2018 8:00 PM Temple Israel of Great Neck. View video here.


Sephardic Heritage Alliance Hosts Luncheon
greatneckrecord.com - May 31, 2018

SHAI hosts Mother’s Day luncheon for seniors at synagogue
theislandnow.com - May 22, 2018

SHAI and Great Neck Public Schools' UPTC Present: "Sticks and Stones..."
Monday, April 23, 2018 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Great Neck Main Library

SHAI, in cooperation with the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County, presents an HBO Documentary film
The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm
pril 22, 11 a.m.

Film aims to introduce the Holocaust to a younger audience
theislandnow.com - April 14, 2018

SHAI participates in the New York Persian Parade, April 15, 2018

SHAI sponsors Queens College Hillel Feast in the Middle East Sephardi Shabbaton.

Persian New Year Welcomes Spring And Renewal | Great Neck Record
greatneckrecord.com - March 31, 2018


Purim at Senior Social Center
greatneckrecord.com - March 28, 2018


SHAI Gala Celebrates 26 Years Of Service

greatneckrecord.com - March 24, 2018


Celebrate Norooz with Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum
March 20, 2018               watch video presentation here


PA TV Ma Va Shoma with SHAI 

greatneckrecord.com - March 19, 2018

Sephardic Heritage Alliance to Hold Biennial Gala
greatneckrecord.com - March 9, 2018

Chinese and Persian groups explain Great Neck’s appeal
Representatives from local Chinese and Persian groups introduced their reasons for coming to Great Neck and what they have done since then at a Great Neck Historical Society forum. SHAI President Rebecca Sassouni was one representative of the Persian community.
theislandnow.com - January 24, 2018                  Watch the presentation on youtube


Great Neck’s public and private schools unite in ‘Community Harvest’
SHAI sponsors first-ever collaboration featuring private and public school students in Great Neck.
theislandnow.com - December 1, 2017

SHAI participates in Champions for Charity

New SHAI Board of Trustees Elected
greatneckrecord.com - New SHAI Board of Trustees Elected - 11-28-17

SHAI elects new board of trustees, president
theislandnow.com - November 20, 2017

Not My Child Opioid Awareness Forum
SHAI co-sponsors important community forum.
greatneckrecord.com - November 10, 2017
addiction warning signs (English) --- addiction warning signs (Farsi)

Father's Day Picnic in Steppingstone Park
SHAI co-sponsors with Town of North Hempstead
greatneckrecord.com - June 30, 2017

Memorial Day Parade 2017

Board Of Ed Trustee Candidates Answer Questions
SHAI co-sponsors with GNCA
greatneckrecord.com - May 11, 2017

Multicultural Shabbaton at Queens College - March 31 - April 1, 2017


SHAI And UPTC Hold Social Host Law Presentation
greatneckrecord.com - February 24, 2017


Supporting Students' Whole Identity Growth During College Transition and Beyond
May 31, 2016


SHAI And UPTC To Offer Anti-Bias Forum
greatneckrecord.com - May 29, 2016


A Night Of Meaningful Celebration At SHAI’s 25th Anniversary Gala
greatneckrecord.com - April 28, 2016


25th Anniversary Gala Program

Civic Organizations Gather At UPTC’s Meet And Greet
SHAI participates with other community organizations
greatneckrecord.com - April 28, 2016


Great Neck Record on SHAI Substance Abuse - 1-20-16

SHAI Substance Abuse Education Initiative
greatneckrecord.com - 1-19-16

Comforting Programs in Farsi
greatneckrecord.com - December 27, 2015


Public Education Upon the 200th Anniversary of the Great Neck Public Schools
May 5, 2015

Light and Shadows Program - 11-17-13


To What Degree Do State Test Results Matter?
December 3, 2013


Gina B. Nahai - November 4, 2014


A Conversation on Community, Childraising, Choices, and Consequences:
What are some of the unintended consequences of our expectations of excellence?

May 21, 2012


SHAI Celebrates 20 Years
By Pargol Nazarian Khadavi - March 2012

20th Anniversary Gala Invitation


Assuring Your Child's Academic Success
November 30th, 2010


SHAI's Gala Dinner Celebrates 18 Years of Service to the Iranian Jewish Community
By Pargol Nazarian Khadavi - March 2010


SHAI Gala Dinner Dance - March 2010

SHAI Gala Dinner Dance - March 2008

SHAI - March 2006

SHAI - May 2008

Great Neck Record - April 2008