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Tuesday, June 11th, 2024
Jackson Heights, Queens

Malkhut is hosting this year’s Western Queens Shavuot with Astoria Center of Israel

in Jackson Heights, Queens! 


This year Malkhut and Astoria Center of Israel are bringing the holiday of Shavuot and Pride month together with a special storytelling program, "The First Jew in Canada: The Incredible True Story Of Jacques LaFargue, The 18th Century Transgender Jewish Ancestor You’ve Never Heard Of," written and performed by S. Bear Bergman, a celebrated trans Jewish writer and performer. We will also share a potluck dinner celebrating the richness and diversity of our community through the foods that represent our journeys and identities. Thank you to Malkhutniks Karen Taylor and Laura Antoniou for their generous support of this program. This event is funded in part by grants from UJA-Federation of NY and PJ Library.


Date & time: Tuesday, June 11th, 5:30 - 10pm

Location: St Mark's Episcopal Church, 33-50 82nd St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 (enter off 34th ave, indoor and/or outdoor locations weather permitting)

Who: Everyone, all ages are welcome. Read Malkhut's inclusivity brit.

Potluck: Let's celebrate the richness and diversity of our community through the foods that represent our journeys and identities. You can prepare something that represents who you are, or just buy and bring something you love! We'll nourish ourselves in body and spirit, savoring the ingredients that give our community flavor and the journeys that brought us to this space. Main dishes, side dishes and desserts (cheesecake!) are all welcome, however if you cannot bring food please join us anyway! 

  • Please bring your food in a serving dish and bring serving utensils. Food should be dairy and vegetarian (no meat). Please label your food with common allergens (nuts, sesame, soy, gluten, etc) and be prepared to leave with your leftovers.

Accessibility: This event will be in a few different spaces, both indoors and outside. If it is raining, one of the indoor spaces isn't accessible, and is up a flight of stairs. Some of the outdoor space has uneven ground. There is an all-gender, single-stall bathroom that is accessible from the ground floor, however it’s not ADA compliant. There will be a quiet, sensory space available throughout the event. We will use an amplification device when possible. Malkhut is a scent-free organization: please refrain from wearing scented products (perfume, cologne, etc.)

COVID: Masking is optional, but encouraged and welcomed. Please do not attend if you are sick. (Our full COVID policy is HERE).

Photos: We do take photos at events that occasionally make their way onto our website or social media. As much as possible, we do not include faces of children. By signing up for this event, you consent to having your photo taken. Please reach out with any questions. 

Schedule (subject to change):

  • 5:30pm: For families with young children: craft project!

  • 6:20pm: Candle Lighting, Kiddush, Motzi & Potluck 

  • 7:20pm: Torah ritual: reading the 10 commandments

  • 8:00pm: The First Jew In Canada performance by S. Bear Bergman

  • 9:15pm: Psalm creation Malkhut Music Director Kris Wettstein

  • 10:00pm: End

Register Here:

Shavuot Registration
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