What an incredible 10 days of digging deep together! We were so happy to see so many of you at CUNY Law School in Long Island City, Queens and many others of you on Zoom.
Thank you to all of those who helped make this High Holy Day season so meaningful!
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High Holy Day sermons:
Rabbi Goldenberg's Rosh Hashanah sermon, Drinking from the well.
Rabbi Goldenberg's Yom Kippur sermon, Digging from Living Waters.
Rabbinic Intern Emily Herzlin's Kol Nidre sermon, Accessing Our Be’er Tamid–A Limitless Well of Joy.
About our Collaborators:
Malkhut is building a progressive, creative, collaborative, heart-centered Jewish spiritual community in Western Queens.
Our High Holy Days are supported by a grant from UJA-Federation of New York.
Queens Jewish Project produces young adult Jewish life programs in Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Woodside, Corona, and beyond.
The Wandering Jews of Astoria is a pluralistic group of Jewish minded individuals set on bringing Jews together in and around Astoria, Queens. Our programming is intended for people in their 20s-40s. Each month we have a peer-led Shabbat service and potluck at a member's home, and we also have other events, such as Happy Hour, Book Club, Trivia, and Movie Nights.
Kehillat Tikvah: A Jewish Community of Hope is a congregation of individuals and families who seek to learn, explore, and sustain the teachings and practices of egalitarian Judaism, and to nurture a vibrant Jewish community here in Jackson Heights
About our High Holy Day theme and artwork:
Thank you to Malkhut Partner and lay leader Lisa Huberman, who created the beautiful artwork inspired by our theme for 5783: Spring up, sweet water.
Words about our theme from Rabbi Goldenberg: As our people sought water in the dry, unforgiving desert, the tradition teaches us that they sang a song, and a well sprang up. The prophet Miriam’s well was available to them, even after her death. We too seek water. These days, as the pandemic drags on, as democracy and basic rights threaten to dry up, as we take in news of war, economic hardship, and the destruction of our natural world, it feels as though we are facing 40 more years in a desert wilderness. This New Year we will sing to the well, and we will recommit to the hard work of digging, that the sweet waters of sustenance, of resilience, and of liberation might spring up for all.