Malkhut is expanding our work into Long Island City!
Malkhut has been given a generous grant from UJA-Federation of NY to expand our programming into Long Island City, Queens. That means that in addition to our Jackson Heights and other Western Queens footprints, we'll be focusing on learning as much as we can about LIC, the Jews and fellow travelers who live and work there, and how Malkhut can be of service to strengthening and building Jewish community in the neighborhood.
If you live in or are connected to LIC, we would love to connect with you, get to know you, hear about your experience of living in LIC, learn about your Jewish or spiritual journey, and find out from you how you want to be supported by a Jewish community in your neighborhood. Please fill out the form below and we will reach out to be in touch!
Upcoming events in LIC
Selichot Halfday Retreat
Saturday 9/9 2:00-4:30 pm
Renew Queens & on Zoom
Join Malkut for a Selichot retreat to prepare our hearts for the Days of Awe. On Saturday September 9th as the month of Elul begins to draw to a close, we will gather for a Shabbat afternoon of meditation, gentle mindful movement, journaling, and community. The practices and activities we engage in together will help us to sit with our hearts, cultivate stillness, and contemplate how we can connect with a sense of enoughness for the year ahead.
Shabbat Morning Picnic in LIC
Saturday 4/22 10:30am-11:30am
We gathered at Gantry Plaza State Park to celebrate Shabbat with our neighbors to sing, bless, breathe, and eat together.
Shabbat Morning Gathering in LIC
Saturday 5/6 11am-12:30pm
PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION CHANGE: Malkhut gathered in Long Island City for a Shabbat morning gathering led by Rabbinic Intern Emily Herzlin in the Connected Chef garden in LIC. We celebrated Shabbat with our neighbors, sing songs, read stories, do Kiddush and Motzi, bless kids under the tallit, and enjoy lunch together.
Malkhut in LIC:
Havdalah Community Gathering
Saturday Jan 28th at 7pm at Renew Queens
Malkhut held our 2023 LIC kickoff event led by Rabbinic Intern Emily Herzlin in LIC. We celebrated Havdalah (the ritual to close Shabbat and start a new week), studied Jewish texts about community, and explored together and got feedback on how we can grow our community in LIC together. This is a hybrid event (for the Zoom link, click below to register & it will be sent to you).
Tu B’Shvat Walk and Potluck in LIC
Sunday Feb 5th, 10:30-11:30am
Gantry Plaza State Park
Malkhut held a family-friendly outdoor event led by Rabbinic Intern Emily Herzlin. We gathered at Gantry Plaza State Park to celebrate Tu B’Shvat, the birthday of the trees. We tasted and said blessings over tree fruits, enjoyed a wintry walk along the waterfront to appreciate the beautiful trees in the park, and paused to greet each tree with poems and blessings.
Garden, Eat, and Learn
Pre-Pesach (Passover) at The Connected Chef
Sunday March 26, 2-5pm
Malkhut gathered in LIC to prepare for the holiday of Passover with an afternoon of learning, gardening and eating together, in collaboration with The Connected Chef!