Sukkot Celebration, October 16, 3 pm

3 PM Sukkah decorating
4 – 5:30 PM Sukkot “Tisch” with Rabbi Goldenberg of Malkhut

St Mark’s Episcopal Church Community Garden
33-50 82nd Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372.
(Garden is on the corner of 81st Street and 34th Avenue.)

Kehillat Tikvah is partnering with Malkhut for our intergenerational Sukkot gathering in Jackson Heights. Children will have the opportunity to create sukkah decorations and hang them in the sukkah, and then we will have our “tisch.” The word “tisch” means “table” in Yiddish. When Jews celebrate, we like to sit around a table to sing, tell stories, pray and eat. Our tisch with Rabbi G. will include singing, lulav-waving, stories, and some fun, Sukkot-themed mindfulness practice appropriate for all ages.

We will have the pleasure of eating in the Sukkah. A chance to have your simple dinner or snack This won’t be a pot luck. We ask that you bring enough to feed yourself and your family. Remember no meat or shellfish, regular fish is fine. (No food-warming available.)

Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg is the founder of Malkhut, a new progressive Jewish community in Western Queens. She currently teaches mindfulness in the Kivvun program of IJS and is the former spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, in Chester, CT. Previously, she served as Assistant/Associate Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, TX with a primary focus on social justice. Rabbi Goldenberg is a former co-chair of T’ruah: the Rabbinic call for Human Rights. She resides in Forest Hills, NY with her husband Jim and their two children Amina and Ziv. She was ordained from HUC-JIR (NY) in 2003.

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