Linke Fligl
free range heritage breed chickens & eggs // millerton, ny

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LINKE FLIGL לינקע-פֿליגל

{pronounced link-eh fleegul, meaning 'left wing' in Yiddish}

queer Jewish chicken farm & cultural organizing project

growing good space for culture & creativity to thrive

Millerton, New York


Join us for land-based gatherings for Shabbat & Jewish holidays, community work days on the farm and opportunities to learn and study together. 

Our Judaism is old, new and queer. It is co-created, emergent, land-based, rooted in tradition and led by our values of a more just and beautiful world. We are of Ashkenazi descent and seek to create space for Jews of all lineages and traditions. 


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Simchat beit Hashoeva Celebration
Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Simchat beit Hashoeva Celebration

Simchat beit Hashoeva* Celebration
Live music, fire and dancing on the last evening of our sukkot gathering
$10 - $20 sliding scale, no one turned away
questions? email info@linkefligl.com

*Simchat beit Hashoeva (Rejoicing at the Place of the Water-Drawing) was a water pouring ceremony performed during Sukkot and was the most joyous celebration of the year in Temple times. The dancers would carry lit torches, and were accompanied by the harps, lyres, cymbals and trumpets

**truck illustration inspired by the stage truck @Random Harvest!

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Sukkot at Linke Fligl 5780
Oct
13
to Oct 16

Sukkot at Linke Fligl 5780

Join us for our fourth annual Sukkot festival! To pre-register, please fill out this short form. Email oy@linkefligl.com for more information.

On Sukkot, we sit sing pray eat sleep eat learn discuss dream love - in shaky structures.  We also celebrate the harvest, give thanks for the gifts the earth has given us this season and pray for rain for the coming crop. It is a reminder that our true safety is not in buildings or institutions, but in our interconnectedness to each other and spirit.

Linle Fligl Sukkot is a queer, collaborative celebration in a magical valley under the sun moon and stars; a place where food has grown this year and bellies were fed; a sacred space filled with song, prayer, learning, ritual, resilience, ruach & hope; a living moment into our visions for the future. 

We are so grateful that so many in our community want to celebrate Sukkot at LF! Due to limited capacity, we gather inquiries and offer participant spots on a first-come, first-serve basis, with spaces held for first-time attendees as well as Jews of Color, Indigenous Jews and Sephardim & Mizrahim. Filling out this form lets us know that you are interested. We truly wish we could accommodate everyone who wants to participate, but as of now the size of our space and the capacity of our event support limits this event to ~40 participants.

Please fill out this form by Sept 1st to let us know what's calling you to join Linke Fligl for Sukkot. We will be in touch by September 15th at the latest to let you know if there is a spot for you. Space may fill up before then, but we will have a waitlist.

~ Dates

Sunday Oct 13th - Wed Oct 16th, 2019.
Arrival: Sunday afternoon
Departure: Mid-morning Wednesday

We ask participants to join us for the entirety of chag (holiday) which begins on Sunday at sundown and ends Tuesday after nightfall. We will conclude chag with havdallah (closing ritual of the holiday) at which point participants are welcome to leave if they need to. We will officially close the retreat on Wednesday mid-morning and all are welcome to stay until the end.

At LF, we see stepping into chag observance as a moment to be in spacious collective imagining of the world to come, which we get to experience weekly on Shabbat and deepen even further over two days of chag. We recognize that celebrating chag for 2 days in the middle of the work week may be a new experience for some, challenging to prioritize under capitalism and this might be more of a strain for those of us from poor and working class backgrounds. Holding this in mind, we are grateful to honor the sacred cycles of our tradition with Jews all over the world by celebrating this holiday in sync with the Jewish calendar.

Participants are welcome to depart Tuesday night after havdallah if needed. If you are interested in coming but cannot attend for the entire time, please be in touch directly to discuss.

~ Cost

We aim to operate under a gift economy as much as possible, and see this offering as a gift to our community, land and movements. That being said, the cost of materials, food, space and labor is still significant. To contribute to covering the real cost of this event, we ask for a contribution starting at $36 per night (sliding scale of $108-$540+ for this three-night event). That said, no one will be turned away for lack of funds, and we hope this doesn't prevent you from joining us.

LF gives 10% of all sales and program contributions to the Schagticoke First Nations as a local land tax.

~ Accessibility

This gathering is a camp-out with food prepared collectively in an outdoor kitchen. All programming is held outdoors or in our bus, tent, sukkah or kitchen. The main camp and gathering space is flat and accessible by car. We aim to be a scent-reduced space, though we use some bug repellent with a cedar base. Indoor sleeping spaces available for those who need. Please be in touch if you have additional accessibility questions (oy@linkefligl.com).

A more detailed list of accessibility info can be found here.

We look forward to this culmination festival all year. We're so excited that you are interested in joining us on the land to celebrate the harvest and the work of striving for wholeness in community this season and in years to come.

To pre-reg, click here.

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Elul Work Day
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Elul Work Day

Join Linke Fligl for a day on the land in prayer, song, farm work and learning for Elul Community Farm Day. Please RSVP here to join!

The Jewish calendar is lunar, guided and marked by the cycles of the moon. In Hebrew, rosh means "head" or "start," and chodesh means "moon" or "month." Rosh Chodesh is an ancient holiday marking the beginning of a new moon cycle, a new Jewish month, an opportunity to return to our origin story in the moon, the earth, and the struggle for justice and liberation in solidarity with all peoples.

We invite you to join us for Rosh Chodesh to celebrate the renewal of another cycle by tending seeds, soil and soul. Come in your favorite work clothes and muck boots, ready to get dirty.

All are welcome! Jewish or not Jewish, queer or not queer, young, old, & everywhere in between. There is currently no childcare provided, but we welcome families and young children.

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Av JOC-Centered Work Day
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Av JOC-Centered Work Day

Join us at this month’s Jews of Color led and centered Community Farm Day as we learn and explore the edges of earth based spirituality through prayer, song, farm work and learning in honor of the new month of Av. Please RSVP here to join! Jews of Color led, all are welcome.

The Jewish calendar is lunar, guided and marked by the cycles of the moon. In Hebrew, rosh means "head" or "start," and chodesh means "moon" or "month." Rosh Chodesh is an ancient holiday marking the beginning of a new moon cycle, a new Jewish month, an opportunity to return to our origin story in the moon, the earth, and the struggle for justice and liberation in solidarity with all peoples. We invite you to join us to celebrate the renewal of another cycle by tending seeds, soil and soul.

As a diasporic Jewish people, we don’t have a singular narrative of relationship to land. As a community of many stories, descendants of immigrants, settlers, survivors of the transatlantic slave trade, refugees and native communities, the losses and gifts we carry are different depending on where we come from. How space is held makes a difference in how space is accessed. Our hope with this farm day is to hold space for a greater breadth of what it means to relate to land as Jews, and that through that can come connection and healing.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:

Please let us know your physical access needs so we can accommodate you as best as we can.

Location: Linke Fligl is on a majestic 7 acre field located on occupied Schagticoke territory that is tended by WILDSEED*, tucked in a valley between two mountain ranges. Please note that this is an outdoor event. It may be cold and there may be rain. Bring sunscreen and bug protection, and anything you need to make yourself comfortable.

Physical: The road down to the main gathering space is bumpy and unpaved but drivable with most vehicles.  Once down the hill, the land is fairly flat. The kitchen structure provides shade. Our only indoor space is our converted bus. The bus is not temperature controlled, but is a warmer wind-protected space in cold months. We also have benches, chairs and a few tables for those who need it. Please let us know if you have needs around this set up.

Bathrooms: There is a compost toilet up a hill, and a second compost toilet by the tent platforms on flatter ground.

Scents: This will be a scent & chemical reduced space. You are welcome to bring bug spray and sunscreen as needed, and we ask that folks apply outside of the kitchen and main program areas.

Ticks: Ticks are prevalent here, as they are most everywhere in this region.  One precaution we take is to keep the grass short, as ticks love tall grass.  We suggest wearing closed toed shoes, high socks with pants tucked in, checking for ticks daily, and wearing repellent, which we will provide.

Please RSVP! & email oy@linkefligl.com with questions or to inquire about rideshare and train pick ups.

Sliding scale suggested donation: $0-$36
10% of all Linke Fligl sales and program donations go to Schagticoke First Nations**.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

*WILDSEED is an emerging Black and Brown-led, feminine-centered, queer-loving, earth-based intentional community, organic farm, healing sanctuary, and political and creative home forming on 181 acres in Millerton, NY, 2 hours north of NYC.

**Schaghticoke First Nations: Our mission is to preserve, promote and enrich our first peoples’ heritage, serve traditional natives in their search for direction and provide support to all those seeking harmony and a greater understanding of our responsibility as human beings.

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Tamuz Work Day
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Tamuz Work Day

This growing season, join Linke Fligl for a day on the land in prayer, song, farm work and learning for one or more of our monthly Rosh Chodesh community work days. Please RSVP!

The Jewish calendar is lunar, guided and marked by the cycles of the moon. In Hebrew, rosh means "head" or "start," and chodesh means "moon" or "month." Rosh Chodesh is an ancient holiday marking the beginning of a new moon cycle, a new Jewish month, an opportunity to return to our origin story in the moon, the earth, and the struggle for justice and liberation in solidarity with all peoples.

We invite you to join us for Rosh Chodesh to celebrate the renewal of another cycle by tending seeds, soil and soul. Come in your favorite work clothes and muck boots, ready to get dirty.

All are welcome! Jewish or not Jewish, queer or not queer, young, old, & everywhere in between. There is currently no childcare provided, but we welcome families and young children.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:

Please let us know your physical access needs so we can accommodate you as best as we can.

Location: Linke Fligl is on a majestic 7 acre field located on occupied Schagticoke territory that is tended by WILDSEED*, tucked in a valley between two mountain ranges. Please note that this is an outdoor event. It may be cold and there may be rain. Bring sunscreen and bug protection, and anything you need to make yourself comfortable.

Physical: The road down to the main gathering space is bumpy and unpaved but drivable with most vehicles.  Once down the hill, the land is fairly flat. The kitchen structure provides shade. Our only indoor space is our converted bus. The bus is not temperature controlled, but is a warmer wind-protected space in cold months. We also have benches, chairs and a few tables for those who need it. Please let us know if you have needs around this set up.

Bathrooms: There is a compost toilet up a hill, and a second compost toilet by the tent platforms on flatter ground.

Scents: This will be a scent & chemical reduced space. You are welcome to bring bug spray and sunscreen as needed, and we ask that folks apply outside of the kitchen and main program areas.

Ticks: Ticks are prevalent here, as they are most everywhere in this region.  One precaution we take is to keep the grass short, as ticks love tall grass.  We suggest wearing closed toed shoes, high socks with pants tucked in, checking for ticks daily, and wearing repellent, which we will provide.

Please RSVP! & email oy@linkefligl.com with questions or to inquire about rideshare and train pick ups.

Sliding scale suggested donation: $0-$36
10% of all Linke Fligl sales and program donations go to Schagticoke First Nations**.

*WILDSEED is an emerging Black and Brown-led, feminine-centered, queer-loving, earth-based intentional community, organic farm, healing sanctuary, and political and creative home forming on 181 acres in Millerton, NY, 2 hours north of NYC.

**Schaghticoke First Nations: Our mission is to preserve, promote and enrich our first peoples’ heritage, serve traditional natives in their search for direction and provide support to all those seeking harmony and a greater understanding of our responsibility as human beings.

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Sivan Work Day
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Sivan Work Day

Join Linke Fligl for a day on the land in prayer, song, farm work and learning for our Sivan community work day. Please RSVP!

The Jewish calendar is lunar, guided and marked by the cycles of the moon. In Hebrew, rosh means "head" or "start," and chodesh means "moon" or "month." Rosh Chodesh is an ancient holiday marking the beginning of a new moon cycle, a new Jewish month, an opportunity to return to our origin story in the moon, the earth, and the struggle for justice and liberation in solidarity with all peoples.

We invite you to join us for Rosh Chodesh to celebrate the renewal of another cycle by tending seeds, soil and soul. Come in your favorite work clothes and muck boots, ready to get dirty.

All are welcome! Jewish or not Jewish, queer or not queer, young, old, & everywhere in between. There is currently no childcare provided, but we welcome families and young children.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:

Please let us know your physical access needs so we can accommodate you as best as we can.

Location: Linke Fligl is on a majestic 7 acre field located on occupied Schagticoke territory that is tended by WILDSEED*, tucked in a valley between two mountain ranges. Please note that this is an outdoor event. It may be cold and there may be rain. Bring sunscreen and bug protection, and anything you need to make yourself comfortable.

Physical: The road down to the main gathering space is bumpy and unpaved but drivable with most vehicles.  Once down the hill, the land is fairly flat. The kitchen structure provides shade. Our only indoor space is our converted bus. The bus is not temperature controlled, but is a warmer wind-protected space in cold months. We also have benches, chairs and a few tables for those who need it. Please let us know if you have needs around this set up.

Bathrooms: There is a compost toilet up a hill, and a second compost toilet by the tent platforms on flatter ground.

Scents: This will be a scent & chemical reduced space. You are welcome to bring bug spray and sunscreen as needed, and we ask that folks apply outside of the kitchen and main program areas.

Ticks: Ticks are prevalent here, as they are most everywhere in this region.  One precaution we take is to keep the grass short, as ticks love tall grass.  We suggest wearing closed toed shoes, high socks with pants tucked in, checking for ticks daily, and wearing repellent, which we will provide.

Please RSVP! & email oy@linkefligl.com with questions or to inquire about rideshare and train pick ups.

Sliding scale suggested donation: $0-$36
10% of all Linke Fligl sales and program donations go to Schagticoke First Nations**.

*WILDSEED is an emerging Black and Brown-led, feminine-centered, queer-loving, earth-based intentional community, organic farm, healing sanctuary, and political and creative home forming on 181 acres in Millerton, NY, 2 hours north of NYC.

**Schaghticoke First Nations: Our mission is to preserve, promote and enrich our first peoples’ heritage, serve traditional natives in their search for direction and provide support to all those seeking harmony and a greater understanding of our responsibility as human beings.

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Iyyar Work Day
May
5
9:30 AM09:30

Iyyar Work Day

This growing season, join Linke Fligl for a day on the land in prayer, song, farm work and learning for one or more of our monthly Rosh Chodesh community work days. Please RSVP!

The Jewish calendar is lunar, guided and marked by the cycles of the moon. In Hebrew, rosh means "head" or "start," and chodesh means "moon" or "month." Rosh Chodesh is an ancient holiday marking the beginning of a new moon cycle, a new Jewish month, an opportunity to return to our origin story in the moon, the earth, and the struggle for justice and liberation in solidarity with all peoples.

We invite you to join us for Rosh Chodesh to celebrate the renewal of another cycle by tending seeds, soil and soul. Come in your favorite work clothes and muck boots, ready to get dirty.

All are welcome! Jewish or not Jewish, queer or not queer, young, old, & everywhere in between. There is currently no childcare provided, but we welcome families and young children.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:

Please let us know your physical access needs so we can accommodate you as best as we can.

Location: Linke Fligl is on a majestic 7 acre field located on occupied Schagticoke territory that is tended by WILDSEED*, tucked in a valley between two mountain ranges. Please note that this is an outdoor event. It may be cold and there may be rain. Bring sunscreen and bug protection, and anything you need to make yourself comfortable.

Physical: The road down to the main gathering space is bumpy and unpaved but drivable with most vehicles.  Once down the hill, the land is fairly flat. The kitchen structure provides shade. Our only indoor space is our converted bus. The bus is not temperature controlled, but is a warmer wind-protected space in cold months. We also have benches, chairs and a few tables for those who need it. Please let us know if you have needs around this set up.

Bathrooms: There is a compost toilet up a hill, and a second compost toilet by the tent platforms on flatter ground.

Scents: This will be a scent & chemical reduced space. You are welcome to bring bug spray and sunscreen as needed, and we ask that folks apply outside of the kitchen and main program areas.

Ticks: Ticks are prevalent here, as they are most everywhere in this region.  One precaution we take is to keep the grass short, as ticks love tall grass.  We suggest wearing closed toed shoes, high socks with pants tucked in, checking for ticks daily, and wearing repellent, which we will provide.

Please RSVP! & email oy@linkefligl.com with questions or to inquire about rideshare and train pick ups.

Sliding scale suggested donation: $0-$36
10% of all Linke Fligl sales and program donations go to Schagticoke First Nations**.

*WILDSEED is an emerging Black and Brown-led, feminine-centered, queer-loving, earth-based intentional community, organic farm, healing sanctuary, and political and creative home forming on 181 acres in Millerton, NY, 2 hours north of NYC.

**Schaghticoke First Nations: Our mission is to preserve, promote and enrich our first peoples’ heritage, serve traditional natives in their search for direction and provide support to all those seeking harmony and a greater understanding of our responsibility as human beings.

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Havdallah Vigil for Poway Synagogue: Moving from Grief to Resilience through Song
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Havdallah Vigil for Poway Synagogue: Moving from Grief to Resilience through Song

Our hearts break with the loved ones and communities of those lost or injured in the recent shooting at Poway Synagogue in California, alongside so many other recent losses to violence in places of faith due to racism, islamophobia and antisemitism.

We'll gather at the close of Shabbat to find strength in togetherness and solidarity, using song, prayer and reflection to ground ourselves, move through fear and send our voices out into the world.

Location: Random Harvest Community Space in Craryville, NY

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Nisan Work Day
Apr
7
9:30 AM09:30

Nisan Work Day

This growing season, join Linke Fligl for a day on the land in prayer, song, farm work and learning for one or more of our monthly Rosh Chodesh community work days.

Our season begins in the Jewish month of Nisan, one of the four Jewish new years. Nisan marks the anniversary of the founding of the Jewish people, beginning Jewish resistance to Egyptian enslavement and celebrating a moment in time of our liberation as a people. At Linke Fligl, our season begins in Nisan as a way to honor our continued struggles and the struggles of all oppressed peoples towards liberation, and serendipitously because in this corner of the diaspora, the farm season begins in Nisan.

The Jewish calendar is lunar, guided and marked by the cycles of the moon. In Hebrew, rosh means "head" or "start," and chodesh means "moon" or "month." Rosh Chodesh is an ancient holiday marking the beginning of a new moon cycle, a new Jewish month, an opportunity to return to our origin story in the moon, the earth, and the struggle for justice and liberation in solidarity with all peoples.

We invite you to join us for Rosh Chodesh to celebrate the renewal of another cycle by tending seeds, soil and soul. Come in your favorite work clothes and muck boots, ready to get dirty.

All are welcome! Jewish or not Jewish, queer or not queer, young, old, & everywhere in between. There is currently no childcare provided, but we welcome families and young children. Please RSVP!

Nisan work day farm & garden activities:

- Replacing bedding in the chicken coop

- Prepping beds to transplant seedlings into

- Maple sugar boil! (ie. boiling maple sap down into syrup)

ROUGH SCHEDULE:

9:30-10am Shacharit* (celebratory morning prayer)

10-1pm Work session in the garden, land or chicken coop

1-2pm Potluck and farm fresh lunch

2-3:30pm Linke Fligl intro + learning

3:30pm Mincha (short afternoon prayer) & Closing

*or Hallel if our work day falls on rosh chodesh! Iyyar/May work day and Elul/September work day. (Hallel is a special service of morning praise songs, recited on festivals and rosh chodesh.)

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:

Please let us know your physical access needs so we can accommodate you as best as we can.

Location: Linke Fligl is on a majestic 7 acre field on WILDSEED* land on occupied Schagticoke territory, tucked in a valley between two mountain ranges. Please note that this is an outdoor event. It may be cold and there may be rain. Bring sunscreen and bug protection, and anything you need to make yourself comfortable.

Physical: The road down to the main gathering space is bumpy and unpaved but drivable with most vehicles.  Once down the hill, the land is fairly flat. The kitchen structure provides shade. Our only indoor space is our converted bus. The bus is not temperature controlled, but is a warmer wind-protected space in cold months. We also have benches, chairs and a few tables for those who need it. Please let us know if you have needs around this set up.

Bathrooms: There is a compost toilet up a hill, and a second compost toilet by the tent platforms on flatter ground.

Scents: This will be a scent & chemical reduced space. You are welcome to bring bug spray and sunscreen as needed, and we ask that folks apply outside of the kitchen and main program areas.

Ticks: Ticks are prevalent here, as they are most everywhere in this region.  One precaution we take is to keep the grass short, as ticks love tall grass.  We suggest wearing closed toed shoes, high socks with pants tucked in, checking for ticks daily, and wearing repellent, which we will provide.

*WILDSEED is an emerging Black and Brown-led, feminine-centered, queer-loving, earth-based intentional community, organic farm, healing sanctuary, and political and creative home forming on 181 acres in Millerton, NY, 2 hours north of NYC.

RSVP:

Please RSVP so we know how many to cook for!
Email oy@linkefligl.com for questions or to inquire about rideshare and train pick ups.

Sliding scale suggested donation: $0-$36
10% of all Linke Fligl sales and program donations go to Schagticoke First Nations.

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Sep
27
to Sep 30

Sukkot Magic 5779

---REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED---

Kavanah (intention): On Sukkot we sit sing pray eat sleep conjure eat make out learn discuss dream love - in shaky structures.  We also celebrate the harvest, give thanks for the gifts of the earth this season and pray for rain for the coming crop. It is a reminder that our true safety is not in buildings or institutions, but the interconnectedness of the community and elements that gather inside and our connection to earth and spirit.

Keva (structure): A queer, collaborative celebration of Sukkot in a magical valley under the sun moon and stars; a place where food has grown this year and bellies were fed; a space filled with song, prayer, ritual, resilience, ruach & hope; a living moment into our visions for the future.

 

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May
18
to May 22

Shavuot for Black Lives at Isabella Freedman

Get out of the city and come to Shavuot for Black Lives with Linke Fligl* at Isabella Freedman's Shavuot retreat in the Berkshire mountains!

The retreat features farm-to-table holiday feasts, vibrant pluralistic prayer options, hikes and farm tours, daily meditation and yoga, and the all-night Shavuot learning including the Movement for Black Lives platform study and bonfire song circle, followed by daybreak outdoor morning services on the lake.

Discounts and work trade options (limited basis) available for JFREJ members. Click here to pre-register!

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