Ask the Rabbi: Thursday April 15th at 7:00 PM

Do you have questions about Jewish practice, thought, or texts that you've never had a chance to ask? Are you new to Judaism or to Malkhut and have a bunch of questions you haven't known whom to ask? This is a safe space to ask Rabbi G. your questions, and she'll respond to the best of her ability in the moment. Click HERE to register.

 

What Kinds of Groups Would You Join?

 

Zoom Roundtable Wednesday April 14th at 7:00 PM 

For almost a year, Malkhutniks have been connecting on Zoom in small groups. We set up this program quickly, as a way to keep people connected during the early days of the pandemic. We've had reading groups, a schmooze group, groups doing anti-racism and social justice work,  a Rosh Chodesh group and a group comprised of new and expectant parents. Each group is coordinated by one or more volunteer facilitators.

Now we're taking a step back and asking questions about how to refine and grow this program. How can we get to know each other better? What sorts of groups would you be interested in? Should our whole community read or study something together? Would it be easier to join a group that meets for just a short period of time? Does it make sense to keep using Zoom for this even after we can gather in person again?

Click HERE to sign up. 

Introduction to Judaism: An Exploration for Curious Adults



Join this 20-session introduction to Jewish life, thought and practice.  

The curriculum is designed to give you access to concepts, vocabulary and observances that are central to Judaism.  Explore the holy and the historical, inherited texts and contemporary issues, rhythms of the calendar and of our lives in this seminar-style course.  

Rabbi Sue Oren, Instructor and Coordinator

This 20-session class meets on ZOOM

Weds evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm 

first session: April 28th 

$425 course tuition plus $25 materials fee

(early-bird discount applies before April 15th)

For registration & questions, 

contact Rabbi Sue Oren at introclass@earthlink.net or 1.917.539.1334


This class is co-sponsored by:  

BROOKLYN Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, 

B’ShERT: Beth Shalom v’Emeth Reform Temple,Congregation Mount Sinai, 

East Midwood Jewish Center, Flatbush Jewish Center, Kane Street Synagogue, 

Kolot Chayeinu/Voices of Our Lives, Park Slope Jewish Center, 

QUEENS Malkhut: progressive Jewish spirituality in Queens

The Reform Temple of Forest Hills


Take action in solidarity with our AAPI Family

Thank you to Bend the Arc: Jewish Action and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice for creating and assembling these resources

·         Sign Bend the Arc’s open letter, committing to dismantling anti-Asian racism, misogyny, and all forms of bigotry.

·  Join or amplify the vigil to grieve the Asian women massage workers who were killed in Georgia, hosted by Red Canary Song and Butterfly, groups organizing and supporting Asian and migrant sex workers. Red Canary Song will share more information today; for now, read and share their powerful response.

·  Watch and share the latest episode from LUNAR: The Jewish-Asian Film Project. “From Division to Hatred” focuses on how anti-Asian racism, antisemitism, and the model minority myth are linked and the experiences of Asian American Jews.

·   Sign up here to join the #JewsForAsians effort supported by JFREJ to show up as requested by AAPI groups and Jews.

·  Report anti-Asian hatred when you see it to Stop AAPI Hate and share their safety tips on what to do when you encounter or witness hate — multilingual options available.

Vigil in Flushing this Sunday

Stand up against hate!

Please bring signs, posters, friends and neighbors to this Sunday, March 21, 1pm, at the Queens Library on 41-17 Main Street, Flushing NY 11355.

Join our vigil to unite our community against violence, racism, and hate. This gathering will be an opportunity for members of our community to come together, express our condemnation of recent acts of bigotry, and to acknowledge those who have been targeted by anti-Asian violence. Let's end the violence and provide mutual support for one another!  

RSVP @ https://actionnetwork.org/events/unity-vigil-against-violence

Here’s a way to help out our neighbors whose small businesses have recently been devastated by a major first on 74th Street in Jackson Heights:

Chhaya and DRUM are calling upon Hate Free Zones Queens Allies to support those affected by the 74th St fire that devastated several Asian-owned small businesses in the heart of Jackson Heights. If you have received a stimulus payment recently, and are looking to redistribute it locally to neighbors in need, here's an important way. More information can be found on the online fundraising page.

Pre-Pesach Workshop Thursday March 18th 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

 Join Rabbi G. and fellow Malkhutniks to prepare spiritually and practically for Seder this year. We'll support each other in the losses that we are feeling for yet another year of socially distant seders and we'll swap tips and resources for how to make seder meaningful and not too stressful. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.

What kinds of groups would you join?

Zoom Roundtable Tuesday March 30th at 7:00 PM 

For almost a year, Malkhutniks have been connecting on Zoom in small groups. We set up this program quickly, as a way to keep people connected during the early days of the pandemic. We've had reading groups, a schmooze group, groups doing anti-racism and social justice work,  a Rosh Chodesh group and a group comprised of new and expectant parents. Each group is coordinated by one or more volunteer facilitators.

Now we're taking a step back and asking questions about how to refine and grow this program. How can we get to know each other better? What sorts of groups would you be interested in? Should our whole community read or study something together? Would it be easier to join a group that meets for just a short period of time? Does it make sense to keep using Zoom for this even after we can gather in person again?

Sign up here to share your ideas at our first round table discussion  on Tuesday, March 30th at 7:00 PM or get in touch if you'd  like to know when we schedule the next one. 

Sefirot in Song

 Saturday, March 20th, at 7:00 P.M.

Sefirot in Song with Kris Wettstein and community musicians. Come ready to listen and participate in a musical exploration of the sefirot led by musicians and singers from our Malkhut community to celebrate Malkhut's fifth anniversary.  SIGN UP HERE.