Did you know that in New York City, over 60,000 chickens each year are killed each year as a result of the kapporos atonement ritual? Join the Queens Jewish Project, Malkhut, and the Wandering Jews of Astoria on zoom as they make new feathery friends and hear from the brave Jewish activists who are working to reform this tradition, rescue birds, and care for the surviving animals.
Hadassah DeJack-Reynolds is the founder and executive director of Tikkun Olam Farm Sanctuary, a Pacific Northwest healing community based on compassion toward animals, humans, and the earth itself.
Rocky Schwartz is an NYC-based rescuer, activist, and microsanctuary operator. She has worked at large farm sanctuaries since 2012 and she has helped rescue nearly 4,000 animals throughout the United States over the past four years, specializing in chickens.
Dr. Laura Serbin is animal welfare advocate living in Massachusetts. She is a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians and a graduate of Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
This event is appropriate for teens and adults.
Malkhut's High Holy Days are produced in collaboration the Wandering Jews of Astoria and Queens Jewish Project. Funded by a grant from UJA-Federation of New York and sponsored by Kehilat Tikvah. Click HERE to sign up for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.
Malkhut is building a progressive, creative, collaborative, heart-centered Jewish spiritual community in Western Queens. Our High Holy Days are supported by a grant from UJA-Federation of New York.
Queens Jewish Project produces young adult Jewish life programs in Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Woodside, Corona, and beyond.
The Wandering Jews of Astoria is a pluralistic group of Jewish minded individuals set on bringing Jews together in and around Astoria, Queens. Our programming is intended for people in their 20s-40s. Each month we have a peer-led Shabbat service and potluck at a member's home, and we also have other events, such as Happy Hour, Book Club, Trivia, and Movie Nights.
Kehillat Tikvah: A Jewish Community of Hope is a congregation of individuals and families who seek to learn, explore, and sustain the teachings and practices of egalitarian Judaism, and to nurture a vibrant Jewish community here in Jackson Heights