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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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.

Earlier Event: September 1
Elul Work Day