Join us for a weekend of celebration, learning and community as we mark Malkhut's 5th Birthday.
Friday, May 14th 6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat: a special Kabbalat Shabbat service dedicated to Malkhut and the Divine feminine, Shekhinah. Malkhut and Shekhinah are two names given to the last sefirah (aspect of the Divine), which is the experience of the Divine unfolding from moment to moment in our world. Shekhinah is also known as the feminine aspect of God. The music and the framings of our prayers on Friday night will be inspired by the Divine feminine, and Rabbi Goldenberg will also share the origin story of our community and our name, Malkhut.
Saturday, May 15th 9:30 AM Shabbat morning: The celebration continues on Shabbat morning with our regular schedule of meditation at 9:30am , prayer at 10am, and children's learning at 11:15am. Our older students (Mekhinim) will help Rabbi G. lead some of the prayers. When we gather for Kiddush and Motzi at 11:15, we'll sing happy birthday to Malkhut!
Saturday, May 15th 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Special guest Rabbi Ruth Gan Kagan will teach a class on The Secret of the Shekhina and the 13 attributes of Mercy
To celebrate Malkhut's birthday, Rabbi Gan Kagan invites you to explore little-known and fascinating Kabbalistic teachings about Malkhut/Shekhinah: 13 articles of clothing and 13 strands of red hair, 13 spices and 13 songs, and their connection to the Temple, to the moon and stars and to redemption.
Rabbi Ruth Gan Kagan is founder and spiritual leader of Nava Tehila, a Jewish Renewal community in Jerusalem. A dynamic and innovative teacher of Torah, Ruth teaches Kabbalah and Hassidut in Israel and internationally, and is a co- author, with Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi of the Hebrew book Jewish Renewal - Integrating Heart and World. She serves as a mentor and spiritual director for rabbinical students from all denominations and is a faculty member of three rabbinic seminaries. Read more about her and Nava Tehila HERE.
If you'd like, have some cake or another treat with you. At the end of Rabbi Gan Kagan's class, we'll sing Happy Birthday and blow out the candles.
The weekend continues with a Western Queens Tikkun Leil Shavuot on Sunday 5/16, as we learn, create, connect and celebrate with our friends from Queens Jewish Project and Wandering Jews of Astoria. More information coming soon.
Wear your support for Malkhut! Buy a T-Shirt or tote bag with the beautiful birthday graphic above and show your support for our Malkhut community. Click HERE to order.
On Zoom--we'll email the links to you
Friday, May 14, 2021