shabbat

Join us on Shabbat for experimental, ecstatic and contemplative Jewish spiritual practices. Our services are filled with music, rich silence, prayer and  Torah study. No Hebrew literacy is necessary. 

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Malkhut Shabbat FAQs

  • Kabbalat Shabbat is on the second Friday of every month, in person and on Zoom

  • Shabbat morning services are on the first and third Saturday of every month in person only

  • We don't require advance registration, but you'll have to sign in and show your COVID vaccination card (with booster) and remain masked indoors 

  • No registration needed to join us on Zoom 

  • Read more about our COVID policies

 

Click here to see our calendar of upcoming services and events

 

We're not meeting for Kabbalat Shabbat over the summer. Stay tuned for dates for the Fall! 

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.

We meet in person at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Jackson Heights. No need to register in advance, but you'll be asked to sign in, show your vaccination card and remain masked while inside. Read about our COVID policies.

Zoom link for Friday nights  

Meeting ID: 810 0080 4635 Passcode: 470174

Shabbat morning services are on the first and third Saturday of every month in person only

 

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.

 

Schedule

  • 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.

  • 11:00 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.

We meet in person only at Community United Methodist Church, in Jackson Heights. No need to register in advance, but you'll be asked to sign in, show your vaccination card and remain masked while inside. Read about our COVID policies.