Shabbat Schedule

January 14- January 17 Beloved land, Beloved trees, Beloved community - Celebrate the convergence of Shabbat, Shmitta, Tu B'shvat and Dr. King's birthday with Malkhut

  • On Friday, January 14th we gather on Zoom only for Kabbalat Shabbat. Join us at 6:30 P.M. for an uplifting service with music on the themes of Tu B'shvat, social justice and shmitta and a special teaching from Lisa Huberman on these themes. There's no need to register--here is the Zoom information  Meeting ID: 885 8571 5170 Passcode: 326915
  • Shabbat morning, January 15th--including services, Youth Institute, and Malkhut & Me-- will be in person as usual at the Community United Methodist Church beginning at 9:30 A.M. Adult services and study will also weave themes of justice and Tu B'shvat. Out of an abundance of caution we will not be celebrating kiddush and eating or drinking together. But, weather permitting, we still will gather at the end of the morning as an intergenerational community to bless our children and sing together. RSVP HERE for more information and to save your seat.
  • On Monday, January 17th, join Kris Wettstein to show our street trees some love in honor of Tu B'Shvat and Martin Luther King Day. We'll be meeting at 2:00 P.M. in Jackson Heights and all ages are welcome. RSVP HERE to get the exact location. 

Multi-Access Kabbalat Shabbat evening services – 2nd Friday of each month at 6:30 P.M.

2021-2022 Dates: October 8, November 12, December 10, January 14 (Zoom only), February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10

In person at St. Marks Episcopal Church 33-50 82nd Street in Jackson Heights and on Zoom.

Zoom link for Friday nights  Meeting ID: 885 8571 5170 Passcode: 326915

At the end of a long and busy week, Shabbat evening prayer, singing and learning are a beautiful way to release and open the heart, mind and body, and to reconnect with community. Rabbi Goldenberg, Kris Wettstein, our music director, and our circle of volunteer singers and musicians create a sacred space for joyful, ecstatic and quiet, contemplative prayer. We also explore the weekly Torah portion and search for connections to our lives and the world. No Hebrew literacy is necessary. All Hebrew is transliterated, and many of our prayers are in English. We end our evening with Kiddush and Motzi and time to schmooze. If you’re on zoom, you are invited to have Shabbat candles, Kiddush cup with wine/grape juice and a challah nearby so that you can share with us in the blessings.

Shabbat morning services – 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month at 9:30 A.M.

2021-2022 Dates: October 2, October 16,  November 6, November 20, December 4, December 18th, January 1, January 18, February 5,  March 5, March 19, April 2, April 16, May 7, May 21, June 4,  June 18

In person only at Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights

We enjoy the spaciousness and peace of Shabbat together in community, with silence, singing, prayer and study. While the adults pray and study, children pray and learn separately in our Youth Institute for Spirituality and Action. All generations join together outdoors at the end of the morning for community blessings.

9:30 AM Mindfulness meditation through a Jewish lens led by Rabbi G. (please arrive early to settle in)

10:00 AM Shabbat morning prayer with lots of chant and singing led by Rabbi G. and sometimes joined by Music Director Kris Wettstein and Rabbinic Intern Emily Herzlin. 

11 AM Interactive Torah discussion led by Rabbi G., alternating with Rabbinic Intern Emily Herzlin and lay teacher Jim Talbott. No Hebrew prior knowledge or experience studying Torah or Jewish texts is required.

11:45 AM, adults and children meet outdoors in the courtyard to sing, bless the children, and enjoy kiddush and motzi.


Click HERE to learn more about children's learning, otherwise known as the Youth Institute for Spirituality and Action. The Youth Institute meets twice a month on Shabbat mornings while the adults are praying, singing and studying with Rabbi G.

Click HERE to learn more about Malkhut & Me, a once a month Shabbat morning program for kids from birth through pre-K and their parents.