High Holy Days

Arise and Build! Malkhut's High Holy Days 2020/5781

Image credit: Jonny Goldstein
translation of Hebrew "Nakum U'Vaninu" = "Arise and Build!" from Nehemiah 2:18

Registration and Zoom Information Coming Later this Summer

Celebrate with us at home this year.  Rabbi Goldenberg will be leading Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services on Zoom, along with Music Director Kris Wettstein and many collaborators and cocreators. We’ll also be hosting other online events for all ages before and during the Holy Days where you can learn, create, and connect with others in the community. And, to give you a break from screen time, we’re developing other resources to help you celebrate and find meaning on your own time.

Malkhut’s High Holy Days  are a collaboration with Kehillat Tikvah, Wandering Jews of Astoria, and the Queens Jewish Project.  Our High Holy Days are supported by a grant from UJA-Federation of New York.

“Arise and build!” Our People proclaimed these words, galvanized by the prophet Nehemiah to rebuild their destroyed Temple, their destroyed city after generations of exile.  These words inspire our theme for the High Holy Days this year as we commit to rising up amidst the destruction, the suffering and the injustices that have been laid bare in our lives and our world during this pandemic crisis. Before COVID hit, we may have thought we were safe, comfortable, protected. But the structures of democracy, of safety nets, of our systems of health and education and public safety were already showing their cracks, and crumbling. To look at these truths is profoundly anxiety-inducing. And at the same time, when we can be with the ruins, the possibility of building utterly new structures comes into view. We can “Arise and build!”

Services are open to all but registration is required. There’s no membership requirement and everyone is welcome. But you do need to register. We’ll send you the Zoom link and password by email after you register. You’ll need a free Zoom account in order to join on your laptop and phone. You can sign up for Zoom here.


Check back later in the summer for a fuller schedule and additional resources.

Erev Rosh Hashanah Friday September 18th 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Saturday September 19th 9:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Sunday September 20th Family Service 10:00 AM -11:00 AM
Erev Yom Kippur Sunday September 27th Kol Nidre 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Yom Kippur Morning Monday September 28th 9:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Yizkor Memorial Service Monday September 28th 12:45PM- 1:30 PM
Afternoon Schedule and Family Service infomation coming soon
Neilah Concluding Service Monday September 28th: 6:00 PM

About Malkhut and Our Collaborators

Click on the name of each organization to learn more.

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.

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, Queens.

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.