Purim! Register now and other ways to celebrate.



Join Malkhut and our friends in neighboring Western Queens Jewish communities to let loose this Purim with music, costumes, a silly rendition of the Megilah (the Purim story) and more! We hope to see you in your costume and hear your gragger (noisemaker) very soon!

Family Purim Celebration, Sunday February 21st, 3:30 PM. We're moving our annual celebration to Zoom and this year you can attend for free.  REGISTER HERE

  • Interactive performance by Elad Kabilio from Music Talks
  • Comedy from local Astoria married couple Ben Rosenfeld and Michelle Slonim
  • Games, singing, and more!
  • Geared towards ages 3-11 but all kids and their grownups are welcome. 
Sponsored by Malkhut, PJ Library, and Schechter Queens. 

Pre-Purim workshops, Sunday February 21st

7:00 PM Make noisemakers with the Wandering Jews of Astoria. REGISTER HERE
7:45 PM Study the Book of Esther with Lisa Huberman REGISTER HERE
 

Adult Purim Celebration, Thursday February 25th.  Zoom Happy Hour at 7:00 PM, program at 7:30 PM REGISTER HERE.


  • Happy Hour with zoom host extraordinaire, Danielle Gold
  • A raucous table reading of the Megilah (Purim story) from the perspective of the staff at the Palace, working for Haman - written by our own Laura Antoniou!  (Readers needed! We'll send you info after you register)
  • A Purim singalong with Rabbi G. and Kris
  • Costume contest!
  • Noisemaker contest!
  • Zoom background contest!
Hosted by Malkhut, Ohel Ayalah, the Wandering Jews of Astoria, and Queens Jewish Project.

 Fill Community Fridges!


One of the mitzvot (sacred obligations) during Purim is to send "מתנות לאביונים /matnot l'evyonim" or gifts of food to the hungry. As we know, many of our neighbors are hungry, due to loss of income during this pandemic and the systemic inequities in our society.

As a Western Queens Jewish community we invite you to help stock the community fridges that have popped up in our neighborhoods. You can find the one nearest you on this google map link:

Simply click on the icon for the fridge nearest you to see the details. Each fridge has different needs and rules. They may be asking for food or donations of money to purchase food. We hope you'll make this act of Chesed (lovingkindness) part of your Purim practice this year.For an added personal touch, download these Notecards, print them out and write a neighborly note to include with your food donation, explaining that your gift is part of the holiday of Purim. 


Our Purim programming is supported by a grant from UJA-Federation of New York.




Tu B'Shvat Radio Hour

Our own Lisa Huberman uses storytelling and music to take us on an audio Tu B'shvat journey in this  edition of Malkhut Radio Hour. You can listen inside your home or perhaps listen as you take a walk where you can see and touch some trees.  Click HERE to listen!


Volunteer-led Shabbat on Friday, January 22, 2021

 Emily Herzlin and Lisa Huberman  will lead  a Shabbat service on Zoom this Friday at 6:30 P.M. If you can, have candles, challah, and wine or grape juice ready. 

Zoom information: https://zoom.us/j/96799489370?pwd=Wit5NFhIb0hsa09YNFJiZkthS2NSZz09

Meeting ID: 967 9948 9370  Passcode: 972589

Tu B'Shvat: Wednesday January 27th at 7:00 P.M.


Celebrate all of the goodness that we receive from the trees and from the earth. Click HERE to read more. 

 

Volunteer-led Shabbat on Friday December 25th

Shara Feldman and Larry Kay will be hosting a brief Kabbalat Shabbat service on Zoom this Friday at 6:30 P.M. If you can, have candles, challah, and wine or grape juice ready. 

Zoom information: https://zoom.us/j/96799489370?pwd=Wit5NFhIb0hsa09YNFJiZkthS2NSZz09

Meeting ID: 967 9948 9370  Passcode: 972589

Cozy Kabbalah with Rabbi G.

 Five Tuesday Evenings in January and February



Trace the multilayered tradition of Jewish mysticism, from the Prophet Ezekiel to the Chariot Mystics to the early Chasidic masters. We’ll study primary sources and contemporary texts as we find the kernels of Jewish mysticism that are still inspiring and transforming our spiritual lives today. 

Five Tuesdays in January and February at 7:00 P.M.

$50 for Malkhut Partners. $100 for non Partners.  If the fee is a barrier to participation, please reach out to us about scholarships.

Click HERE to register.

We are Malkhut: a 5th Anniversary journey of learning and celebration

 Malkhut is now in its 5th year of existence, but how many of us truly understand what our community’s name means? “Malkhut” comes from the world of kabbalah, Jewish mysticism. The kabbalists created visual maps of how they understood the Divine realm, or what we might call the deep structure of the universe. The most familiar map looks like a tree or a ladder.


Each level of the tree is represented by one or more “sefirot” or emanations of divine energy such as “chesed” (compassion) or “gevurah” (judgement). The basic idea is that an everflowing fountain of divine energy flows from the top of the tree through these sefirot, manifesting as different qualities in ourselves and in the world that we experience.


“Malkhut” refers to the innermost or bottommost emanation in this map. If this all seems esoteric, it doesn’t have to be! In the coming winter and spring months, join us as we explore and celebrate the kabbalistic origins of our name. 


Here are some of the offerings on the horizon.