Chanukah Schedule



Zoom link for Friday 12/11:  https://zoom.us/j/96799489370?pwd=Wit5NFhIb0hsa09YNFJiZkthS2NSZz09 Meeting ID: 967 9948 9370 Passcode: 972589

Zoom link for all other Chanukah programming: https://zoom.us/j/92005736135?pwd=ZGQ2YmRUZjJCRHNOYVJxQ28rdlRHZz09 Meeting ID: 920 0573 6135 Passcode: 526352

Bring your menorah & candles and join us on (almost) every night of Chanukah. 

  • Thursday 12/10 at 7:00 P.M. Quick and Easy Sufganiot (Chanukah Donuts) + Chanukah Songs! with Rachel Bart
  • Friday 12/11 at 6:30 P.M. Kabbalat Shabbat and Chanukah. Lisa Huberman will be giving the drash
  • Saturday 12/12 at 5;00 P.M. Intergenerational Chanukah Gathering. Bring  your menorah and candles plus something to share! Maybe it’s a family story, or a recipe, or a Jewish object from your home. Click HERE for more details. 
  • Sunday 12/13 at 7:00 P.M. Learn How to Wrap Your Chanukah Gifts Like a Pro with Jennifer Verbit and the Wandering Jews of Astoria
  • Monday 12/14 at 7:00 P.M.  Gathering Light out of Darkness: A reflection on Hanukkah and Transgender Day of Remembrance, and the power of shining both physical and metaphysical light in our world with Laura Antoniou, Karen Taylor, and award-winning author & storyteller S. Bear Bergman
  • Tuesday 12/15 at 7:00 P.M.  Chanukah Song Share with Kris Wettstein
  • Wednesday 12/16 at 7:00 P.M. Study the Book of Judith with Lisa Huberman
Our Chanukah programming is funded by a grant from UJA-Federation of New York. Read on for more information, recipes and materials lists and other resources.


On Friday, December 11th, celebrate Chanukah and Shabbat with us at 6:30.   Remember, our new monthly schedule means that we're on Zoom for the SECOND Friday of every month and we're so glad the calendar fell this way in December. Lisa Huberman will be giving the drash.

Our whole community will be together for an inter-generational Chanukah gathering on Saturday, December 12th, 5:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M. Light the menorah, sing songs, and celebrate at our Chanukah event for all ages. Bring your menorah & candles plus something to share! Maybe it’s a family tradition, or a recipe, or a Jewish object from your home. We’ll spend part of the evening in small groups hosted by Rabbi G, and volunteers Susan Bernstein & Steve Cormany, Jonny Goldstein, Emily Herzlin, and Jill Goldstein-Smith.   Join us to talk about what helps you stay resilient during these times. Read more about this celebration and how it fits in to Malkhut's 5th anniversary HERE.

This year as we are yearning for cozy togetherness, we'll also be offering a few  volunteer-led Zoom gatherings where we'll light the menorah as a community on some of the other nights of the holiday. These gatherings are supported by a grant from UJA-Federation of New York. Join these Malkhutniks and friends from collaborating organizations at 7:00 PM as they each put their own spin on a holiday gathering: 

Thursday 12/10:Quick and Easy Sufganiot (Chanukah Donuts) + Chanukah Songs! with Rachel Bart
A cook-along and singalong!  We'll make "sufganiot", small easy and quick Chanukah donuts that can be filled with jelly or chocolate, or sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, or powdered sugar.  We'll sing Chanukah songs while making them! Get the recipe HERE.

Sunday 12/13: Learn How to Wrap Your Chanukah Gifts Like a Pro with Jennifer Verbit and the Wandering Jews of Astoria 
 (* program for teens and adults, but all ages are welcome to hop on Zoom to light the menorah at the beginning of the hour) Jennifer demo a few wrap and ribbon choices, and up your wrap presentation game. Be prepared to follow along.
Some materials to have on hand are:
-Wrapping paper
-Any kind of fabric ribbon
-Curling ribbon
- Single sided tape
-Double sided tape
-Mini stapler, scissor
-Box to practice with
-Gift to wrap

Monday 12/14: Gathering Light out of Darkness: A reflection on Hanukkah and Transgender Day of Remembrance, and the power of shining both physical and metaphysical light in our world with Laura Antoniou, Karen Taylor, and award-winning author & storyteller S. Bear Bergman
(* program for teens and adults, but all ages are welcome to hop on Zoom to light the menorah at the beginning of the hour) Imagine it. Imagine it’s dark, and things are uncertain, and you’re afraid.

Thus begins S. Bear Bergman's story, "Gathering Light Out of Darkness," a reflection on Hanukkah and Transgender Day of Remembrance, and the power of shining both physical and metaphysical light in our world. Join us for this reading and a discussion after with this much wonderful storyteller. 

Award-winning writer, educator and storyteller S. Bear Bergman is the author of six books as well as the founder of Flamingo Rampant, a children’s press focused on feminist, LGBTQ-positive, racially-diverse children’s books and writer of the advice column Ask Bear for Bitch Magazine. His most recent book for grownups (Blood, Marriage, Wine, & Glitter) made several Best Of lists and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Bergman is a much loved speaker and storyteller at universities and festivals alike, because his signature blend of wit and warmth brings all the people to the yard (regardless of their sex designation, gender identity, or gender expression) (which he would like to remind you are not the same thing).

Tuesday 12/15: Chanukah Song Share with Kris Wettstein
Bring a song that you find nourishing in the winter to share (singing, playing, reading lyrics, dancing to a recording, whatever works), or just enjoy others'. Songs can be Chanukah-themed, but that is not required. 

Wednesday 12/16: Study the Book of Judith with Lisa Huberman