Join us in person for Shabbat morning on June 19th.

 Rabbi G. will be leading Shabbat services from an outdoor location in Jackson Heights on Saturday, June 19th. Find out more and sign up HERE.

May 14- May 15: We're celebrating Shabbat on Friday AND Saturday

We'll be using a different Zoom link for this weekend--click HERE to register.

Western Queens Tikkun Leil Shavuot with the Wandering Jews of Astoria and Queens Jewish Project

Sunday May 16th

Click HERE to register.



Join us for an evening of learning and celebration.

5:30 P.M. Egg Cream Workshop (Danielle Gold/Queens Jewish Project) Kid friendly!
6:00 P.M. Welcome (Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg/Malkhut) 
6:15 P.M. Sound Revelation (Kris Wettstein/Malkhut) Kid friendly! 
6:45 P.M. Making and Baking Shavuot Treats (Rachel Bart/Malkhut) 
7:15 P.M  Say Their Names: Building an AntiRacist Practice (Malkhut's AntiRacist Reading Group) 8:00 P.M. Song Sharing: Diverse Melodies (Meredith Nicholson/Wandering Jews of Astoria)  
8:30 P.M. Meeting our Messiahs (Chelsea Simon/Wandering Jews of Astoria)  
9:15 P.M.  Kabbalah on the Essence of Torah (Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg/Malkhut)  
10:00 P.M.  Artmaking Workshop  (Jennifer Verbit/Wandering Jews of Astoria)  
10:30 P.M. Conclusion (Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg/Malkhut) 
10:45 Dance Party (Wandering Jews of Astoria)

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



Malkhut's 5th Birthday Weekend

 May 14th- May 16th, 2021



Join us for a weekend of celebration, learning and community as we mark Malkhut's 5th Birthday. We'll have  Shabbat gatherings on both Friday AND Saturday. On Saturday, Rabbi Ruth Gan Kagan, the founder and spiritual leader of Nava Tehilah will be our special guest on Zoom. She'll teach a class exploring little-known and fascinating Kabbalistic teachings about Malkhut/Shekhinah: 13 articles of clothing and 13 strands of red hair, 13 spices and 13 songs, and their connection to the Temple, to the moon and stars and to redemption. 

The weekend wraps up with the Western Queens Tikkun  Leil Shavuot on Sunday Evening. The tikkun is a collaboration with the Wandering Jews of Astoria and Queens Jewish Project, supported by a grant from UJA-Federation of New York.

Click here for a detailed weekend schedule and sign up form.

You can now wear your support for Malkhut! Get a tote bag or t-shirt featuring the birthday image you see above. Click here to order. 
     


Volunteer with the Covid-free Queens Coalition

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on communities of color and immigrant communities. While rates of infection have been highest in Corona, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Woodside - our neighbors in these communities have not been able to access vaccines at the same rates as other communities with more privilege and language access. 

In response to this inequity, Malkhut has been invited to partner with a wonderful organization, Sunnyside Community Services, in their work with the COVID Free Queens Coalition. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jackie Lopez at Sunnyside Community Services: email jackielopez@scsny.org or phone(929) 538-6569. Let her know that you are part of the Malkhut community!

There are a few ways you can get involved:

1. IN PERSON VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DAY OF ACTION SATURDAY APRIL 24TH TRAVERS PARK JACKSON HEIGHTS 12-5PM: Hand out PPE and information about COVID testing and vaccinations.

2. ONGOING IN PERSON OPPORTUNITIES: 

  • Volunteer once or twice per week with in-person outreach events, handing out PPE and information about COVID testing and vaccinations. These events occur on weekday afternoons and possibly some weekends in Corona, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Woodside. Spanish proficiency is a plus!
  • PPE packing at Sunnyside Community Services on the following days:

    Mon & Thurs: 10AM-2PM

    Tues & Wed: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

    Friday: 10AM-3PM

3. REMOTE VOLUNTEERING FROM YOUR HOME: Help make vaccine appointments for folks 65+. More information will be available in the next couple of weeks as soon as more 1st dose appointments are made available.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jackie Lopez at Sunnyside Community Services: email jackielopez@scsny.org or phone(929) 538-6569. Let her know that you are part of the Malkhut community!

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.