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Youth Institute for Spirituality and Action



Click here for descriptions of the programming for each grade level as well as our mission and vision

We are excited to announce our 2023-2024 (5784) year of Youth Institute programming! Scroll down or click here to register!


​Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372


  • 0-PreK: Malkhut & Me

  • Kindergarten-1st Grade: Shtilim (Saplings)

  • 2nd-3rd Grade: Anafim (Branches)

  • 4th-5th Grade: Mekhinim (Preparers)

  • 6th Grade+: Olim (Going Up)

  • 8th Grade+: Post-BMitzvah Teen Program

At least one adult is required to attend Shabbat morning services alongside their child's participation in the Youth Institute program from ages 0-BMitzvah.


  • Malkhut & Me Full Class Pass: $225 (Partners) / $300 (Not Yet Partners)

  • Malkhut & Me Half Class Pass: $120 (Partners) / $160 (Not Yet Partners)

  • First Child (Shtilim-Mekhinim) - $1000

  • Additional Child (Shtilim-Mekhinim) - $800

  • Olim - $1700

  • Teen Program - $160

All families are required to become Malkhut Partners in addition to the above tuition costs.

Click here if you would like to participate in Malkhut's Youth Institute Payment Plan for children in Kindergarten+.


1st and 3rd Saturday of the month

  • October 21st Kickoff Celebration

  • November 4 & 18*

  • December 2 & 16*

  • January 6 & 20

  • February 3

  • March 2 & 16*

  • April 6

  • May 4 & 18

  • June 1 & 15*

Please note that Olim students have additional dates associated with their programming.
*Post-BMitzvah Teen Program Dates


  • 9:30 AM Shtilim, Anafim, Mekhinim programs begin; Adult meditation (Olim welcome but not required)

  • 10:00 AM Shabbat Morning Services begin for adults and Olim

  • 10:45 AM Malkhut & Me Arrival & Family Schmooze

  • 11:00 AM Malkhut & Me Music & Prayer

  • 11:00 AM Torah Study (1st Saturday of the month) or Torah Service (3rd Saturday of the month)

  • 11:45 AM Communal Blessings, Kiddush, and Motzi with adults and children

  • 12:00 PM Communal Potluck (1st Saturday of the month only)

  • 12:15 PM Post-BMitzvah Teen Program (occasional dates)


Volunteer Responsibility


Malkhut & Me Parent Volunteer responsibilities:

  • Arriving early (around 10:30 AM)

  • Taking attendance (a roster will be provided to you) & marking down drop-ins

  • Holding space/serving as a Malkhut ambassador (you will be provided with all the information you will need)

Shtilim-Olim Volunteer Responsibilities: 

​Volunteering is a required component of being fully engaged with Malkhut's Youth Institute program. As part of registration, we are asking for everyone with a child in Kindergarten through BMitzvah to choose at least 3 volunteer opportunities throughout the year on Friday evenings in LIC or Saturday mornings in Jackson Heights.


There are additional opportunities for holidays, let us know if you're interested. Click here to learn more about what it means to be a greeter, challah bringer, grape juice pourer, and potluck point person!

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