Join us for an evening of learning and celebration.
Schedule (* Please note that times are approximate. If there's something you don't want to miss, please log on a few minutes before the scheduled time)
5:30 P.M. Egg Cream Workshop (Danielle Gold/Queens Jewish Project) Learn all about egg cream history before making one of your own. Click here for ingredients. Kid friendly
6:00 P.M. Welcome (Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg/Malkhut)
6:15 P.M. Sound Revelation (Kris Wettstein/Malkhut) Exodus 20:18 says that while Moses was up on Mt. Sinai, the Israelites SAW things that we can only hear, like thunder and the sound of trumpets. Impossible! Maybe even more impossible: in this workshop we will do the opposite! We will be creating sounds for things that we can only see. Kid friendly
6:45 P.M. Making and Baking Shavuot Treats (Rachel Bart/Malkhut) We’ll make Pavlova, a lovely meringue base, filled with whipped cream(or cool whip or yogurt!) and topped with berries (or any fruit)! Click HERE for ingredients. If you're planning to bake along live, have the following prepared IN ADVANCE, otherwise we won't have time!! All the ingredients (especially note the 4 eggs at room temperature! - take em out of the fridge a few hours before we start!!!), stand mixer or hand held electric mixer, parchment paper or a brown paper shopping bag, cut to the size of, and put on a cookie sheet. Kid friendly
7:15 P.M Say Their Names: Building an AntiRacist Practice (Malkhut's AntiRacist Reading Group) Malkhut's antiracism reading group will present some of the work we've been doing over the past year. Come to honor Black lives, past and present, read Black texts, and through journaling and discussion, leave with a deeper understanding of your personal commitment to antiracism.Bring a pen/pencil and paper/notebook to jot down ideas and feelings. Content warning: Our conversation will deal with subjects of systemic racism and racial violence. Adults only
8:00 P.M. Song Sharing: Diverse Melodies (Meredith Nicholson/Wandering Jews of Astoria) We'll be sharing some tips for how to find plus demonstrate some melodies/songs a cappella for services that are commonly lay lead (ex. Kabbalat Shabbat, daily liturgy) but in order to make the "share" part of this song share meaningful, please bring your own as well- in any language! Since Zoom doesn't make it easy for more than one person to sing at a time, links to online recordings (ex. on YouTube or sites like Hadar) are very much welcomed but not mandatory. If you play an instrument and it's in your practice to do so during chaggim, that works, too!
8:30 P.M. Meeting our Messiahs (Chelsea Simon/Wandering Jews of Astoria) The Jewish past & present is full of messiahs, some beloved, others remembered as cautionary tales. Come meet some of these larger-than-life figures! We will talk about messianic history & ideas, break into chevrutas to meet some individual messiahs, then return & teach each other!
9:15 P.M. Kabbalah on the Essence of Torah (Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg/Malkhut) On this night of Revelation, explore how the Kabbalists (Jewish mystics) understood the essence of Torah and how to access and reveal Divine wisdom.
10:00 P.M. Paper Box Folding (Jennifer Verbit/Wandering Jews of Astoria) By folding paper boxes that can stack together and lay flat, we will discuss what they can contain, the order that the layers are revealed, and how all the pieces come together in our personal connection to the Torah. Click HERE for a list of materials.
10:30 P.M. Conclusion (Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg/Malkhut)
10:45 Dance Party (Wandering Jews of Astoria)
This collaboration is made possible by a grant from UJA-Federation of New York
On Zoom--we'll email the links to you
Sunday, May 16, 2021
5:30 PM EDT - 12:00 AM EDT