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 outdoors, in person followed by a potluck dinner. 

  • 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 

  • Read more about our COVID policies

 

Click here to see our calendar of upcoming services and events

 
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Join us on September 9th, 6-8pm, for our first intergenerational, outdoor Kabbalat Shabbat after the summer break! For more information and to register, click HERE.

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. We gather in the beautiful garden at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. 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. No Hebrew literacy is necessary. All Hebrew is transliterated, and many of our prayers are in English. After our service, we gather together for Kiddush, Motzi and a potluck dinner, with time to schmooze and connect with our community. All are welcome. 

Details
Date: Friday, September 9th (rain date September 16)
Time: 6-8pm
Where: We meet in the garden at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Jackson Heights. 

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 will begin meeting for Shabbat mornings after the High Holy Days.

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.