Come be a part of a new effort to build a progressive Jewish spiritual community in Western Queens (LIC, Astoria, Jackson Heights, Sunnyside, Woodside). Our vision is to transform Jewish people, fellow travelers and the world by creating connections to each other, to the One and to our greater community. We practice ecstatic, musical, and contemplative prayer, mindfulness meditation through a Jewish lens, study of Jewish sources, and social justice work. We are striving to build an open, inclusive community of spiritual seekers, especially for those who may not have found a home in more conventional religious settings. We want to be community composed of Jewish individuals of all ages, fellow travelers, families with kids, interfaith couples, Jews of color, LGBTQ folks, and curious seekers. We are creating a space that honors the inspiration and meaning that so many Jews have found in many eastern spiritual traditions, and our doors are open to those from other faith traditions who find meaning in Judaism.













Shabbat Dinner & Home Gatherings

We've been hearing again and again that you want more Malkhut, and chances to create deeper connections with others in the community. This February and March, we'll be piloting a series of Shabbat gatherings in people's homes and looking for folks (mostly in Astoria) who'd like to host. These gatherings can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like to make them. We’d love to see neighbors get together on Friday evenings, during the day on Saturdays, and on Saturday evening for Havdalah. You can plan a full meal or just kiddush and challah. Incorporate study and more prayer or just spend time talking. We’d like for all of these gatherings to have a bit of “Malkhut flavor.” Rabbi G. will provide materials and support, but you don’t need any special training or expertise to host. What we’re looking for most are people who’d like to spend Shabbat with others in the community. Interested in hosting? Please email us.

Shabbat with our Neighbors in Long Island City


On Saturday, January 18th, Join Rabbi G. and the Malkhut team in celebrating Shabbat, singing some songs, learning about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through the lens of Jewish values and working together to assemble gift boxes for people living in a local shelter. We'll have pizza and there will be plenty of time to chat and make new friends.  
We'll be at La Guardia Community College in Long Island City from noon to 3:00 PM. $5.00 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Space is limited so please register soon.
This program is made possible through a grant from PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.  PJ Library provides free books that celebrate Jewish values and culture to families with children 6 months through 11 years old. Sign up for PJ Library to receive the gift of Jewish books each month – at no cost to your family – at ny.pjlibrary.org.

Chanukah 2019

We're planning two Chanukah events this year. Space is limited, so please sign up soon.

Join us for a Pre-Chanukah Celebration in Jackson Heights on Saturday, December 14th from 3:00 PM-5:30 PM. We'll have latkes, crafts for kids, learning for adults and lots of singing.  $12 for adults and free for children under 12. Buy tickets here.

And, we're having a Chanukah and Havdalah Potluck in Astoria on Saturday December 28th from 5:30-7:30. Bring your own menorah, a dish to share, and songs to sing. Sign up here.




Intro to Judaism Class

Starting in January 2020, Malkhut and the Reform Temple of Forest Hills will be co-sponsoring an Intro to Judaism class on Sunday mornings from 10:00 AM- Noon in Jackson Heights (hosted by Malkhut). In this 14-session class, you will explore Jewish thought, prayer and practice, learn about Jewish history and holidays, wrestle with inherited texts and contemporary issues, and discuss Jewish views of God, ethics, life and death. Led by Rabbi Sue Oren, a Brooklyn-based adult educator who teaches Jewish, interfaith and secular topics, locally and internationally. Registration fee: $375 ($325 for early birds) plus a $25 materials fee. (Malkhut Partners get an extra $25 discount) For more information, email Rabbi Oren.

Children's Learning Program

Our Shabbat Morning Children's Learning Program meets from 9:30 AM-1PM on the first Saturday of the month during our monthly Shabbat mornings in Jackson Heights. While adults are engaged in study, prayer, and mindfulness with Rabbi G., children gather separately with Jewish educator Nadya Goldman and Music Director Kris Wettstein. 

This program is for children ages 3-8. Children will be divided into two age groups (3s/4s and 5-8) and will rotate between sessions. Nadya's session utilizes Reggio Emilia-style child-centered learning with stories and art. This year the class will explore Jewish holidays and the spiritual theme of "Hakarat Ha-Tov," or noticing the good.  Kris' session exposes children to Jewish prayer through a musical Shabbat morning service at their developmental level.

 Tuition is $150 per family. Click here for more details and the registration form.


Malkhut’s 2019 High Holy Days Services: Share Your Light


For High Holy Days this Fall, Malkhut is moving to a new venue and collaborating with more local organizations. Services will take place at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City.  Kehillat Tikvah, Queens Jewish Project, and Wandering Jews of Astoria will collaborate on services and other holiday programming. As in past years, Malkhut’s Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg will lead services, which will be open to everyone—no membership required.



The move to La Guardia Community College means that services will be easily accessible from all over Queens by car or public transportation. Rosh Hashanah services will be held the evening of September 29th and the morning of September 30th. Yom Kippur services will take place the evening of October 8th and all day on October 9th, concluding with Break the Fast in the evening. Childcare and a children’s educational program will be available during morning services.
Click here for a full schedule and more information. This High Holy Day season is supported by a grant from UJA-Federation of New York.