Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism is a grassroots Toronto community fusing Jewish tradition and progressive values since 2009.
Through joyous spirituality, stimulating learning, and arts and culture programming, Makom creates inclusive space that inspires participants – diverse in religious affiliation, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity – to explore together how Judaism can meaningfully enrich our lives.
Makom’s programming includes soulful and song-filled Friday night and holiday services, Jewish meditation, adult education classes, family activities, and arts and culture experiences. Makom Afterschool is an innovative, pluralistic, Hebrew-immersion and Jewish studies program for children in JK through Grade 4, now offered in three downtown neighbourhoods.
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Most Makom programs take place at our storefront: 402 College St.
We’d love to welcome you to Makom!
We’re excitedly looking forward to Makom’s beautiful and powerful High Holiday services! For our first time, we’ll offer men’s, women’s, and mixed-seating sections in the main service, along with two, mixed-seating family services and full childcare!
This year, we’ll also have two Family Services, for families with preschoolers through kindergartners and families with children in grades 1-5, both with mixed seating and led by Rabbi Emma.
We’re proud to announce that Kulanu Toronto will join us as a co-sponsor of High Holiday services.
FENTSTER presents – Jeremiah: Ha’aretz
Extended through October 2017
Established Toronto artist Simon Glass creates an installation for FENTSTER featuring new work, exhibited publicly for the first time. Transcribing golden Hebrew letters for the word “ha’aretz” (the land) onto vintage airplane doors, Glass suggests a bird’s-eye view, reinterpreting the bleak and barren landscape described by the Biblical prophet Jeremiah as filled with the potential for healing. Click here for additional details. www.fentster.org