Lag Ba’Omer Bonfire and Picnic with the Shoresh Outdoor School

Thursday, May 3
5:30 – 8:30 PM
@ Dovercourt Park – 155 Fernbank Ave. 
$5/invididual, $10/family 
Tickets Here

Join Makom in partnership with the Shoresh Outdoor School in celebrating Lag ba-Omer – the joyous 33rd day of the journey from Passover to Shavuot – with a campfire and picnic in the park.

Pita making on the fire!
Fireside storytelling!
Hanging out into the night!

5:30-5:45 Arrive & Schmooze
5:45-6:15 Storytelling & Pita Making with Shoresh Outdoor School
6:15-7:00 Picnic dinner (BYOP)
7:00-8:30 S’mores, music & singing around the bonfire

Your picnic dinner + everything you need to eat it (e.g., utensils, cups, etc.)
Acoustic instruments

In the event of rain, program will be cancelled.

All ages welcome!


Sunday December 17
4 – 6pm
$10 per person ($5 for Makom or Kiever members)

@ Kiever Synagogue  25 Bellvue Ave.

Makom Families and Kiever Synagogue are throwing a Hanukkah party and you are invited!

Bring your own Hanukkiayah and light candles together as a community! Eat fresh latkes, and have a great time playing games and listening to stories.

Bring your family and friends – this is also a great opportunity to schmooze and celebrate with other downtown families.


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Monday, July 31
8:30pm – Doors Open
8:45pm sharp – Services Start
10:15pm – Program Ends
@ Kiever Synagogue – 25 Bellevue Ave.

Please join Makom and the Kiever to usher in Tish`ah be-Av, the ninth day of the lunar month of Av. This date marks the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem and other tragedies in Jewish history. It is traditionally observed with fasting, refraining from wearing leather, and other mourning customs. (For more background, see here.)

Please BRING FOOD for St. Stephen’s Community House Corner Drop-In kitchen, in keeping with the spirit of Isaiah 58:6-7, “This is the fast I desire… It is to share your bread with the hungry.” Fresh produce, grains, and canned or boxed foods are all welcome.

We’ll pray the brief evening service and listen to the Biblical book of Eikhah (Lamentations), hauntingly chanted by a number of community members. As signs of mourning, it is customary to sit on the floor of the synagogue with the lights dimmed, so please BRING A FLASHLIGHT. We’ll also sing some songs, kinnot (elegies), and niggunim (wordless melodies).

If you’d like to chant a chapter or half-chapter of Eikhah, please contact Rabbi Aaron ASAP.

FYI, the fast begins Monday at sunset, 8:41 pm, and ends Tuesday at nightfall, 9:30 pm.
There will be a low partition between women’s and men’s seating for the evening service, which will be removed for Eikhah and the rest of the evening’s program.

Outdoor Matzah Bake at Dufferin Grove Park!

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PURIM DAY: Megillah Reading, Lunch, Kids’ Carnival

Join us for a fun-filled celebration with something for everyone!

Sunday, March 12, beginning at 11am @ The Kiever Synagogue 25 Bellevue Ave

Lunch Registration REQUIRED by Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

It’s a mitzvah to hear the megillah again on Purim day, so get out of bed and come to the Kiever for an encore performance.  Come in costume!

11am     Doors Open

11:15     Megillah Reading (women & men read megillah; mixed seating), all are welcome!

12:15     Lunch (registration required by March 8, 2017) Falafel + salads, hamantaschen provided, BYOB

1:00       Purim Stories read by our amazing Makom Afterschool staff! (intended for kids & families)

1:30-3:00      Makom Families Carnival (Registration REQUIRED)

CARNIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please email Emma to help out.

If you can’t register online for lunch or carnival, please register by email by March 8th, and mail a cheque payable to Makom right away to 402 College St., Toronto, ON M5T 1S8.

Please bring cash to donate for the mitzvah of matanot le-evyonim – Purim Gifts for the Poor ($10 suggested contribution; sorry, we can’t accept donations for matanot le-evyonim online)

Co-presented with the Kiever Synagogue