Chanukah 2021


All of us at Malkhut are planning a bunch of ways for us to celebrate this year. We'll come together both in person and on Zoom with a variety of offerings for Malkhutniks of all ages. Follow the links to sign up. Join us at:

Chanukah in Astoria Park Wednesday December 1st at 5:00 P.M. All ages

Stories by Firelight Thursday December 2nd at 7:30 P.M. Ages 12 and up.

Chanukah and Food Justice: Intergenerational Celebration, Learning, and Action Sunday December 5th at 4:30 P.M. Ages 5 and up.

2021-2022 Shabbat Schedule--We're back in person!

Click HERE for this month's registration information

Use this link to join us on Zoom for Friday evening Shabbatot. You do not need to register to join us on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 885 8571 5170

Passcode: 326915

In October, we'll begin to celebrate Shabbat together in person and indoors for the first time since March of 2020. Even as we've been physically apart during the pandemic, we've grown and enriched our offerings. Our Shabbat schedule will be a little different from what it was a few years ago.

Kabbalat Shabbat services on Friday evenings are moving to Jackson Heights! We'll be at St. Marks Episcopal Church (the same place that hosted us for the High Holy Days) on the second Friday of each month.  Fridays will also be live on Zoom. Shabbat morning gatherings will be at the Community United Methodist Church (where we met two years ago) on the first and third Saturday of the month.  

2021-2022 Friday dates: October 8, November 12, December 10, January 7, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10

2021-2022 Saturday dates: October 2, October 16,  November 6, November 20, December 4, December 18th, January 1, January 18, February 5, February 19, March 5, March 19, April 2, April 16, May 7, May 21, June 4,  June 18

Sukkot Information

This year, our Sukkah will be in Jackson Heights. Capacity is limited. Click HERE for details and to save a space. 

And join our friends from Kehillat Tikvah and the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights in the Sukkah on Thursday, September 23, 2021—rain date Friday, September 24, 2021 at 4:00 PM at St Mark’s Episcopal Church at the garden entrance on 34th Avenue between 81st and 82nd Streets.  Their address is 33-50 82nd Street, Jackson Heights.  Space is limited. In order to register, e-mail Kehillat Tikvah at, by Wednesday, September 22nd by 5 PM.  Include a copy of your vaccination proof and a telephone number to contact you to confirm your registration and to bring you up-to-date if there is inclement weather.  You can also bring your proof of vaccination for ages 13 and up on the day. 

High Holy Day Information


Note: As of August 19th, we've reached capacity for in-person attendance for indoor services and the children's program. There are still some spaces left for our outdoor Taschlich/Shofar service and there's room for everyone on Zoom.  You must register to get the Zoom link. (And if you missed the chance to sign up to join us on site, there's space on the registration form to indicate that you'd like to be on the waiting list.)

On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we'll be gathering in-person with limited capacity at St. Mark’s church in Jackson Heights and will also live-stream services on Zoom. Our High Holy Day children’s program will meet under a tent in St. Marks’ beautiful garden, and we have a creative, pandemic-friendly break-the-fast plan in the works.

Rabbi Goldenberg will lead us in Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur prayer, song and study, along with Music Director Kris Wettstein, Rabbinic Intern Emily Herzlin and many collaborators and co creators. Our High Holy Days are a collaboration with Queens Jewish Project and Wandering Jews of Astoria. They're funded by UJA-Federation of New York and supported by Kehillat Tikvah.

Masks are required for all attendees over the age of 2. Vaccinations are required for attendees ages 12 and up.Live transcription will be available for all Zoom services. There is an accessible bathroom on the first floor. Please contact us if you need any other accommodations.

Zoom link & summer schedule for Shabbat & Havdalah

Please note: we are cancelling the Friday, August 6th Shabbat service. Meeting ID: 810 0080 4635 Passcode: 470174

Our Zoom links have changed as of July 2021. Use this link for Kabbalat Shabbat Friday 7/23 at 6:30, Havdalah 7/31 at 7:30 and Kabbalat Shabbat Friday 8/6.

And, here's a link to download the prayerbook we'll be using.

Rosh Chodesh Elul Retreat on Zoom Sunday August 8th

Join Malkhut for an online Rosh Chodesh Elul retreat to prepare our hearts for the Days of Awe. On Sunday August 8th as the month of Elul begins, we will gather for an afternoon of meditation, chanting, prayer, mindful movement, journaling, and community. The practices and activities we engage in together will help us to set our intentions for the month of Elul, traditionally a time of intensive preparation for the High Holy Days. The retreat will be led by Emily Herzlin, and we will close with a special ritual to welcome the month of Elul, led by the Malkhut Rosh Chodesh group. Click HERE for details and to sign up.

Summer Hybrid Gatherings

Click HERE to register

Join us as we continue to experiment with hybrid services over the summer! Rabbi G. and volunteers will be leading from an outdoor location in Jackson Heights. (We'll send you the address and details after you register, but the space is walkable from the Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street subway station and easy to reach by bus as well.) 

Friday, July 23rd from 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM Bring your whole self – body, mind, heart, spirit – to welcome Shabbat with us at our Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat services. Led by Emily Herzlin and Lisa Huberman 

Saturday, July 31 7:30-8:30 PM Join us an informal evening of sharing and the ritual of Havdalah. Malkhutniks Larry Kay and Jim Talbott will lead us as we mark the end of Shabbat and move into a new week together with song and community. Bring your own havdalah set if you'd like: a braided candle, kiddush cup and sweet spices. We can provide the grape juice in person! 

Friday, August 6 from 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM Bring your whole self – body, mind, heart, spirit – to welcome Shabbat with us at our Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat services. Led by Rabbi G. 

We will also be live on Zoom for all three of these services. You do not need to register to join us on Zoom. Here's the link:

Meeting ID: 810 0080 4635

Passcode: 470174