Makom Afterschool

Makom ATID for Bar / Bat Mitzvah Students

Introducing ATID – Makom’s innovative approach to serious Jewish learning and preparation for Bar /Bat Mitzvah for grades 5-8 students. ATID means “future” in Hebrew, and as an acronym, ATID stands for: Afterschool Torah Im Derekh-Eretz (Torah with Ways of the World). Interested in learning more about Bar/Bat Mitzvah learning at Makom? For information and to register, please visit our website.


 

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

Makom is hiring – come work for us

Makom is hiring!

We have several job openings available. We’re looking for a Curriculum Designer, Hebrew teachers, Jewish life teachers, teaching assistants, and additional specialties for the 2016-17 school year.


Request for Proposals: Curriculum Design, Makom Afterschool

Makom Afterschool is an innovative, pluralistic, Hebrew-immersion Jewish after-school program for children in junior kindergarten through Grade 4 (and growing) in downtown Toronto. Makom Afterschool enables children to attend their local neighbourhood school while gaining high-quality Jewish and Hebrew education and a warm Jewish peer community. We have three sites, at three different downtown public schools. Students attend between 2 and 5 days a week, with approximately 1.25-1.5 hours of class learning time per day (in addition to recess and snack). We have multi-age classrooms, with each classroom having 2 or 3 grades in it. Learn more about Makom Afterschool »

We are looking for an experienced, creative curriculum designer trained in experiential/informal education methodologies to design a multi-year, spiraling Hebrew and Jewish learning curriculum for our school. This project will take our school to the next level, help hone a “Makom approach” to Jewish education, and delineate a radically different approach to Jewish supplemental education than other programs in Toronto.

The project is to be completed by August 2017, with various deliverables throughout the project timeline.

The final deliverable will include:

  • A multi-year, spiraling curriculum, incorporating Hebrew-language immersion and Jewish learning through experiential education methods.
  • A curricular guide to help teachers execute learning goals through experiential methods.
  • Recommendations on types of professional training for teachers that would complement the curriculum, including potential to direct teacher training as part of curriculum implementation.
  • A chart of annual, monthly, and weekly learning milestones specific to our age groups, around which teachers can design lesson plans, including both Hebrew language and Jewish learning.
  • Background information with which teachers can train themselves on the topics.

Deadline for application: Rolling.

View the full job posting, qualifications and application instructions »


Makom Afterschool

Makom Afterschool is an innovative, pluralistic, Hebrew-immersion Jewish after-school program for children in JK through Grade 4 (and growing!). Founded by parents in 2011, Makom Afterschool enables children to attend their local neighbourhood school while gaining high-quality Jewish and Hebrew education and a warm Jewish peer community. We have three sites, at public schools in Kensington Market (College and Spadina), Seaton Village (Bathurst and Bloor), and Hillcrest Village (St. Clair and Christie). Learn more about Makom Afterschool »

We are looking for experienced, creative, and energetic teachers for Makom Afterschool for the 2016-2017 school year.

Job Openings:

  • Hebrew & Jewish Life Teachers
  • Hebrew Immersion Arts and Music Teachers
  • Hebrew Immersion Movement, Sports, and Israeli Dance Teachers
  • Teaching Assistants

Deadline for application: Rolling.

View the full job posting, qualifications and application instructions »