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Friday Night Musical SERVICES + DINNER

This Friday, Oct 20
6pm 
– Doors Open; 6:15 – Services Start
@ Makom  402 College St
$10 for Dinner (only $5 for Makom Members)
Registration Required by Tuesday night, Oct 17

Celebrate Shabbat with spirit! Wind down from the week and welcome Shabbat with soulful, song-filled services, in which everyone can participate.

After services, we’ll enjoy a delicious, catered vegan Shabbat dinner together. Very limited space; register now.

Makom is a proud participant in the Synagogue Vegan Challenge, in which the Shamayim V’Aretz Institute for Animal Welfare and VegFund are subsidizing our all-vegan food for 5778.

Makom is a diverse and inclusive community that welcomes participants who espouse many different approaches to Judaism, from secular to traditionally observant. In order to join together as one community without regard to denominational labels, our services blend traditional and progressive practices. Both women and men lead different parts of services. We offer men’s, women’s, and mixed-seating sections. We need an egalitarian minyan of 10 Jews in the room + a non-overlapping traditional minyan of 10 men in the men’s section to start the maariv service, so we encourage you to come on time.

Hope to see you there!


 

SHABBAT MORNING Services

Saturday, Oct 28
9am-12pm

@ Makom  402 College St

Join us for Makom’s first-ever soulful and song-filled Shabbat morning services in our storefront!

Volunteers Needed! We need Torah & haftarah readers and service leaders. Contact Rabbi Aaron ASAP to pitch in.

Makom is a diverse and inclusive community that welcomes participants who espouse many different approaches to Judaism, from secular to traditionally observant. In order to join together as one community without regard to denominational labels, our services blend traditional and progressive practices. Both women and men lead different parts of services, read Torah & haftarah, and receive aliyot. We offer men’s, women’s, and mixed-seating sections. We need an egalitarian minyan of 10 Jews in the room + a non-overlapping traditional minyan of 10 men in the men’s section to start the maariv service, so we encourage you to come on time.

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 – Jeremiah: ha’aretz

May 25 – August 29, 2017

Opening Event  Wednesday, June 7  @ Makom 7 – 9  PM FREE

 

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. www.fentster.org

Intro to TALMUD: Text + Context

6 Tuesdays, July 18-Aug 29 (no class Aug 1) •  10am-12pm • @ 65 Harbour Square (on Queen’s Quay) •  $120 for the series – Register now

While you can’t go to the TO Islands, you can swim in the “Sea of Talmud” right next to the Lake! Through text study, analysis and discussion, we’ll learn a variety of fascinating passages from this core Jewish text with Rabbi Aaron. We’ll also cover the Talmud’s historical context, structure and layout. No experience necessary; sources presented in English and Hebrew/Aramaic. A great way to start understanding what Talmud is and how it works!

Questions or want to register? Contact Rabbi Aaron.


 

SIMHAT TORAH Eve

Thursday, Oct 12
8pm
@ The Wolfond Centre – 36 Harbord St

Makom and Annex Shul are coming together to celebrate Simhat Torah – the completion and renewing of the annual Torah-reading cycle – with joyous evening services and hakafot (singing & dancing with the Torah).

All ages welcome!

B.Y.O.B. – see this handy list of kosher alcoholic beverages.

Further details forthcoming…

HIGH HOLIDAYS

Rosh Hashanah: Sept 21 & 22
Yom Kippur: Sept 29 & 30
@ UofT – Hart House
Tickets on sale now!

Save even more; become a Makom Member today!

Schedule: hh5778schedule

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!

 

 

 

Steven Goldstein and Rabbi Steve Greenberg will return to lead our joyous main services and share inspiring words of Torah, along with Rabbi AaronRabbi Emma and other members of our community.

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.

 

 

Sukkah Decorating

Sunday October 1 
10-11:30am
@ The Kiever Synagogue – 25 Bellevue Ave
FREE
RSVP by Sept 28

Come decorate the Kiever’s brand-new sukkah!

We’ll provide craft supplies, Sukkot stories, and a light snack so kids (and adults!) can make and hang decorations and can learn more about Sukkot

 

Hope to see you there!

SHABBAT in the PARK

Saturday, Aug 26
4:30-7pm
Vermont Square Park

FREE
Bring Your Own Picnic Dinner

Spend Shabbat afternoon in the park. Fun for all ages!

4:30 Kids play in the park and splash pad
5:15 Shabbat activities for kids & adults:

  • Children ages 0-4 (and a parent) join MNjcc’s Kohenet Annie Matan and Todah the Sloth in slowing down and celebrating Shabbat and the world around us with song, stories & silliness.
  • School-age children join Rabbi Emma for a Shabbat story & game.
  • Adults & teens enjoy some Jewish learning & discussion with Rabbi Aaron.

6:00 Bring a picnic blanket and dinner for yourself/your family. We’ll provide dessert.

**In the event of rain, the program is cancelled.**

Presented in partnership with Miles Nadal JCC

Shabbat in the Park!

Saturday, August 26
4:30pm – 7pm 
@ Vermont Square Park 

4:30pm: Play in the park
5:00pm: Community Shabbat gathering
5:15pm:
Families with children ages 0-4 can join MNJcc’s Kohenet Annie Matan and Todah the Sloth in slowing down and celebrating Shabbat and the world around us with song, stories, and silliness.

School age children can join a sababa Shabbat activity.

Adults are welcome to join their children or enjoy some Adult learning with Makom’s Rabbi Aaron.

6pm:
Bring a picnic blanket and dinner for your family. We’ll bring dessert.

** In the event of rain, the program is cancelled. **