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Jewish New Year
Celebrate the upcoming Jewish High Holy Days in Jackson Heights and LIC
BY JENNA BAGCAL
Two Jewish communities in western
Queens are inviting all to celebrate the
upcoming religious holy days.
Malkhut and Kehillat Tikvah announced
their schedule of “soulful, musical and
accessible” services for Rosh Hashanah
and Yom Kippur. Services will take place
at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church (33-
50 82nd St.) in Jackson Heights and is
open to all — no tickets are required. A
special Tashlich ritual will take place at
Long Island City’s Gantry Park on Rosh
A full list of services and times are
Evening Service: Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Morning Service: Sept 10, 9:30 a.m.
Tashlich at Gantry Park in LIC: Sept.
Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg and music will
for our world, our country, ourselves. Th e
10, 4 p.m.
be directed by Kris Wettstein. Morning
Chasidic masters teach that when we can
services feature a new children’s learning
fully acknowledge that brokenness, this
Kol Nidre Evening Service: Sept 18,
program with wrap-around childcare for
is the key to the open heart,” explained
kids ages 2 to 8. Th e theme for services will
Rabbi Goldenberg. “Th at open heart welcomes
Morning Service: Sept 19, 9:30 a.m.
be “Broken Heart, Open Heart” which will
connection with our neighbors and
Aft ernoon Service: Sept 19, 2 p.m.
be included in the prayers, sermons and
leads us to wise action as we work to
Concluding Service and light Break the
relieve suff ering in the world and in our
Fast: 4 to 7:45 p.m.
“As we refl ect on this year I imagine that
lives. Th is is our intention for the New
All listed services will be led by Malkhut’s
many of us are feeling our hearts break
Year, to enter it with compassion and with
a commitment to transform this world
from a place of love.”
According to their website, Malkhut’s
goal is to build a progressive Jewish spiritual
community in western Queens, including
the neighborhoods of Long Island
City, Astoria, Jackson Heights, Sunnyside
and Woodside. Th ey welcome believers
from diverse backgrounds — fellow travelers,
families with kids, interfaith couples,
Jews of color, LGBTQ individuals and
those who have not found their homes in
more “conventional” religious communities.
Prayer at Malkhut combines traditional
elements with rich instrumental
music and communal singing.
Like Malkut, Kehillat Tikvah: a Jewish
Community of Hope is based in western
Queens. Founded in 2008, their mission
is to congregate those who “seek to
learn, explore and sustain the teachings
and practices of egalitarian Judaism” in
Jackson Heights. In addition to the High
Holidays, they also invite individuals to
monthly Shabbat potluck dinners, Purim
celebrations and Passover Seders.
For more information on Malkut, visit
malkhutqueens.org or facebook.com/
malkhutqueens. To learn more about
Kehillat Tikvah, visit jhtikvah.wordpress.
Photo by Jess Levey
Malkhut and Kehillat Tikvah invite western Queens to celebrate the High Holy Days.
We will be closed at 4pm on Sunday, Sept. 9th to celebrate the
Jewish New Year. We will reopen Wednesday, Sept. 12th at 11AM.