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Makom Afterschool OPEN HOUSE

5:00 – 6:00 PM All Locations
Mon March 19 @ Lord Landsdowne (Kensington Market)
Wed March 21 @ Regal Road (Hillcrest Village)
Monday March 26 @ Palmerston (Seaton Village)
RSVP required

Makom Afterschool’s Open House is a chance to learn about the program, see our students and teachers in action, meet Afterschool parents, and have all your questions answered by Makom’s Director of Education Rabbi Emma Gottlieb.

Afterschool registration for families who attend the Open House will open 1 week earlier than it will for the general public (April 8).

About Makom Afterschool: For grades JK – 4. Through play-based, experiential education, our students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking environment centered around Jewish values. On the two core-curriculum afternoons each week, students focus on Hebrew speaking and literacy through games, stories, songs, and Jewish holiday. Additionally, students can attend our optional Jewish Enrichment day, where they learn about Jewish holidays, Torah stories, Jewish values, and traditions. Two further optional afternoons teach Hebrew through activities structured around the arts (music, drama, visual art) and movement (yoga, games, sports).

For more information, please contact Rabbi Emma


8:00 – 9:00 PM
Thursday March 22 
@ Makom (402 College Street)
RSVP required


Introducing Makom ATID – Makom’s innovative approach to serious Jewish learning and preparation for Bar/Bat Mitzvah for students in grades 5-8.

Our Open House is a chance to learn about our amazing program, meet other ATID parents and have all your questions answered!

For more information, please contact Rabbi Emma





Presented with PJ PLUS

Sunday March 25
12:00 – 2:00 PM 
Dufferin Grove Park – North End 
Get your Tickets Today


Join us for a fun afternoon of making and baking Matzah! See if you can mix, kneed, roll and bake in 18 minutes or less!

We will have Passover stories for the kids to hear and we will have tents, so come rain or shine!

Find us at the North end of the park near the bread ovens. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Please note: Matzah won’t be Kosher for Passover but it’s still a fun and wonderful way to prepare for Pesach!

FENTSTER presents: A Place of Wholesome Amusement

February 26 – May 22, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION | Thursday, March 15 | 7 – 9PM | FREE 
@ Makom  402 College St

In a striking new neon light installation, Toronto-based and Beijing-born multidisciplinary artist Shellie Zhang reimagines marquee signage to represent two significant cultural institutions established by Chinese and Jewish newcomers to Toronto in the same building at the corner of Dundas and Spadina. First known as the Standard Theatre, the venue opened as a Yiddish theatre in 1922 and five decades later hosted Chinese cinema as the Golden Harvest Theatre. The artist considers how one building served as a locus for cultural expression and cohesion for two different communities. Accompanied by a detailed overview of the building’s colourful history and reproductions of archival materials, the exhibition surfaces immigrant narratives embedded in the architecture of the Kensington Market-Chinatown neighbourhood, revealing little-known points of connection and breaking down siloed conversations about our city’s past.
Presented by FENTSTER and the Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre as part of the 2018 Myseum Intersections city-wide festival
Curated by Donna Bernardo-Ceriz, Dara Solomon and Evelyn Tauben


Makom + TPM Deep South are Proud to Present PURIMPALOOZA!

Wednesday, Feb 28
@ Tranzac Club – 292 Brunswick Ave.

Join us for a joyous Purim Eve for everyone!

5:45-6:15pm Early Family Falafel Dinner (ticketdeadline 5pmFeb 26)

6:15-6:50pm Purim Puppet Show (ages 0-7 with parents; family ticket required)

Purim Game Show (ages 8-12; family ticketrequired)

6:50-7:00pm Ma`ariv (evening service; traditional and egalitarian options)

7:00-8:00pm Megillah Reading (both women and men will read megillah; mixed seating)

8:00-8:15pm Later Falafel Dinner (ticket deadline 5pmFeb 26)

8:00pm-12:00am Party! (tickets here)

Family program tickets and party tickets available in advance or at the door. Falafel order deadline 5pmFeb 26.

Come in costume!

Bring cash to donate at the door for the mitzvah of matanot le-evyonim – Purim Gifts for the Poor ($10 or more suggested contribution)

Cash bar

Volunteers needed for the door, setup, and cleanup.


Co-sponsored by Annex Shul + Kiever Synagogue

SHABBAT MORNING Services, Aufruf + Kiddush Lunch

Next Saturday, Feb 17

@ Makom – 402 College St
RSVP for lunch

Join us for joyous Shabbat morning services and to celebrate Ari Kaplan’s aufruf – his being called up to the Torah the day before his wedding to Melissa Melnitzer!

After services, we’ll enjoy a light kiddush lunch generously sponsored by Ari and Melissa. RSVP for lunch.

Makom Membership

If you’re reading this, then Makom is probably already your Jewish community and you should be counted as a memberIt’s not just about money (we don’t have set dues), it’s about counting in your community.

If you believe in Makom and our visionif you value a diverse, inclusive Jewish community and if you participate in Makom’s Shabbat or holiday services, adult ed classes, Makom Afterschool, Makom Families programs, meditation or cultural events, you should become a Makom Member.

Makom membership is about seeing yourself as part of our growing and thriving community, giving to it and receiving from it. (Privileges and responsibilities of Makom membership are listed here.)

Please fill out your membership form now, make your contribution and be counted as a Makom Member.

FENTSTER presents – Bernice Eisenstein | Nothing and All

November 24, 2017 – February 22, 2018
Opening Reception | Dec. 5 | 7 – 9pm | FREE

@ Makom  402 College St

Noted author of I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors and international-exhibiting artist Bernice Eisenstein opens the pages of her meditation on language, books and memory in a new site-specific installation. A long table is laid with an assortment of open books, each intricately manipulated and embellished by the artist who folds, paints, scribes and reinvents the pages of works by the likes of Albert Camus, Stefan Zweig and Robert Walser. Their poetic, philosophical writings are transformed into musings on “nothing and all,” a phrase drawn from a poem by Mark Strand. A large painted group portrait hangs in the window, based on a wedding photograph of the artist’s family taken on the cusp of the Second World War. Lost and unknown ancestors are audience to both this eclectic library and passersby on College Street. The painting and the exhibition as a whole become a palimpsest – an entirely new, pulsating creation revealing traces of what came before.

PJ PLUS: Parents + Tots

8 Sundays, Jan 21 – March 18 (not Feb 18)
@ Makom  402 College St
$120 for the series
Register now

This winter, come experience Tu bi-Shvat tree fun, Purim & Passover Palooza and much more through hands-on Jewish learning, crafts, music & movin’ based on PJ Library books. Have fun and connect with other young Jewish families downtown!

For 2-3 year olds + Parent or Grandparent

Questions? Email Adina or call 416-621-5675.

Evan Malach Trio + Dana Sipos

Next Saturday, Feb 3
@ Makom 
 402 College St
$10 in advance; Tickets HERE
$15 at the door
Makom Members save $5

7:45 Doors
8:00 Musical Havdalah
8:15 Dana Sipos
9:15 Evan Malach Trio

Musician, singer/songwriter, actor and entrepreneur, Evan Malach is the 1st-place winner of Israel’s Hallelujah Global Jewish Singing Contest. He has written two musicals, including A Simple Twist of Faith, an original piece based on a true story of Jewish survival through kindness. When All is One is his third full-length album of Jewish roots rock and he is currently working on a fourth album of original songs. Evan’s music has enabled him to perform around the world; we’re excited to have him play back home at Makom!

Dana Sipos inhabited the far north before going nomad and her hypnotic, tenderly skewed songs are filled with a wild wind. She tours extensively, occasionally by bicycle, tall ship, canoe and train. Her last album, Roll Up the Night Sky, released on underground Nashville label Muddy Roots Records, was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in the Pushing the Boundaries category. ​A new album, recorded with experimental Toronto producer Sandro Perri and featuring a breadth of Canadian talent, will be released on Roaring Girl Records in spring 2018.