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.

Adult Purim Celebration in Astoria

We’re partnering with Ohel Ayalah, Queens Jewish Project, and Wandering Jews of Astoria for a fun and festive Purim celebration in Astoria.  There will be a creative Megillah reading*, prizes for the best noisemakers, homemade hamantaschen (you’re encouraged to bake a batch of your favorites), plus pizza and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Costumes encouraged!
Monday, March 9th, 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM at the Broom Tree Gallery 27-20 Ditmars Boulevard.
Click here for tickets.

Family Purim Celebration in Jackson Heights

Carnival games! Purim crafts! Interactive musical performance! Costume parade!
Malkhut, PJ Library, and Schechter Queens are co-hosting a Family Purim Celebration in Jackson Heights, with help from our friends at Wandering Jews of Astoria and Tkiya: The Jewish Community Music Initiative.
Join us at CUMC in  Jackson Heights to play carnival games, learn about the Purim story through puppets and songs, make a hand-bound book, create a mask, and parade around the block. We encourage you to come in costume!
Sunday, March 8th
3:30 P.M.- 5:30 P.M.
Social hall of the  Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Avenue
$5 for adults, $8 for kids 3-8, and free for kids 2 and under. 
Click here for  tickets. Please register soon--last year we reached capacity quickly.
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

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

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.