Children's Programming

Malkhut & Me: For kids birth -four and their grownups. 1st Saturday of every month at 9:30 A.M.

Join us on Zoom to sing, celebrate Shabbat, and make new friends.  Malkhut & Me is our new monthly program for kids from birth through pre-K.It meets on the first Saturday of every month. Stephen Figurasmith from Tkiya will lead an interactive musical session to help families celebrate Shabbat together. Register HERE. for the entire year or contact us if you'd like to sign up for just one month.




Malkhut & Me is made possible through a grant from PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon foundation. PJ Library provides free books that celebrate Jewish values and culture to families with children 6 months through 11 years old. Sign up for PJ Library to receive the gift of Jewish books each month – at no cost to your family – at ny.pjlibrary.org.

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The mission of Malkhut's Children's Learning Program (CLP) and Mekhinim Education Program is to provide a safe and engaging space for the youngest members of our community to explore their Jewish identity and connection to social justice. By hosting this programming on Saturday mornings, we envision the growth of a beloved and intergenerational Shabbat community, and the fostering of a spiritual practice of prayer, mindfulness, and social action.

2020-2021 Shabbat Morning Dates for CLP & Mekhinim
November 7th & 21st
December 5th & 19th
January 16th
February 6th & 20th
March 6th & 20th
April 17th
May 1st &15th
June 5th & 19th

Children's Learning Program

About: At the conclusion of our bi-monthly Shabbat morning services, children and parents will gather together with Music Director Kris Wettstein to sing songs, give blessings, and mindfully arrive to learn, create, and grow together. In addition to music, movement, and meditation, the CLP consists of two learning modules: Social Justice and Jewish Experiences. Children will learn about Jewish practice, holidays, stories, and values, all while working together to help build a better world.

Ages: The CLP is designed for children in Kindergarten - 4th Grade. While on Zoom, all children will be together for the entirety of the day's program.

Location: Zoom (link provided to only those who register)

Schedule: First and third Saturday of the month, from November through June. 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM.

First Saturday
11:15-11:40 Song, Prayer, & Mindfulness with Music Director Kris Wettstein
11:40-12:20 Social Justice with Madricha Lily Lipman
12:20-12:30 Conclusions & Goodbye

Third Saturday
11:15-11:30 Transition from Shabbat Morning Service
11:30-12:20 Jewish Experience with Madricheh Stephen Figurasmith
12:20-12:30 Conclusions & Goodbye

NOTE: We require that one adult is present with their child during the virtual CLP. In the event that we return to in-person programming, one adult is required to attend Shabbat Morning Services while their child(ren) are taking part in the CLP - this is not a drop-off program. In this way, we hope to build a Shabbat morning community.

We are devoted to exploring the diversity and plurality of what it means to be Jewish, and aim to do so through creating an inclusive and collaborative space. Payment plan options are available in order to make our educational offerings as accessible as possible.

CLICK HERE for 2020-2021 School Year Registration Information

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Mekhinim Education Program

About: The work mekhinim means "preparers." The goal of Malkhut's Mekhinim Education Program is to provide 5th-7th grade students the tools necessary to feel comfortable in a Jewish spiritual community. The program consists of weekly Prayer Book Hebrew classes, and bi-monthly Shabbat morning prayer, Torah study, and social justice learning.

Ages: Rising 5th-7th grade students

Location: Zoom (link provided to only those who register)

Schedule:

Prayer Book Hebrew - This portion of the program includes basic reading, chanting, and understanding of the Shabbat prayers. At the beginning of the program our instructor, Sophie Bushwick, will individually assess students to ensure all Hebrew levels can be accommodated. 

  • Weekly 1 hour session
  • Wednesdays at 5:00 PM
  • First Session: November 4th!

Torah Study & Social Justice - This portion of the program is anchored around communal prayer with adults during our Shabbat morning services. Students are required to attend services with at least one parent from their household. After services, Jim Talbott will engage students in Torah study and social justice learning - parents are not required.

  • First and third Saturday of the month, from November through June.
  • Shabbat Morning Services - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • First Saturday: Torah Study with Jim Talbott - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Third Saturday: Social Justice with Jim Talbott - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

NOTE: This is a program for students to grow their Jewish and Hebrew knowledge without the attendance of a parent, excluding Shabbat Morning services. Please feel free to speak with us individually for further accommodations.

We are devoted to exploring the diversity and plurality of what it means to be Jewish, and aim to do so through creating an inclusive and collaborative space. Payment plan options are available in order to make our educational offerings as accessible as possible.

CLICK HERE for 2020-2021 School Year Registration Information


Holiday Programming

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