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.