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Tu Bi-Shvat FAMILY HIKE

Sunday, Jan 28 
10am sharp – 11:30am
@ Phil White Arena – 443 Arlington Ave
$10/family | Tickets HERE

Join Shoresh, PJ Library and Makom for a family-friendly Tu Bi-Shvat outdoor adventure! We’ll hike together through the Cedarvale Ravine, meeting, greeting and playing amidst the trees and celebrating their birthday.

Meet at 10am sharp.

Annual General Meeting Minutes & Annual Report

Below is our annual report, which was presented at our Annual General Meeting on 26 Nov 2017:

Makom Annual Report 2017

And here are the AGM 2017 Minutes.

SPIRITUAL INSIGHTS from HANUKKAH

Wednesday, Dec 6
8-9:30pm
@ Makom 
 402 College St
PWYC; $15 suggested contribution,
$10 suggested for Makom Members
Register Now

What can Hanukkah teach us about about life and God’s role(s) in the world? Come learn and discuss with Rabbi Aaron how wisdom from Hanukkah can apply year-round.

Light vegan, kosher snacks will be served.
All are welcome!

SHABBAT-HANUKKAH Services + Dinner

Friday, Dec 15
6pm – Doors Open; 6:15 – Services Start
@ Makom  402 College St

Registration Required by Tuesday night, Dec 12
$10 for Dinner (only $5 for Makom Members)

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.

CHANTING Seudah Shelishit + HAVDALAH

Saturday, Dec 9
3:30-5:30pm

@ Makom  402 College St
Kindly RSVP by Thurs, Dec 7

Chanting is a way of tuning the soul. Guided by Alon Nashman, we’ll sit in song and silence to open our portals to the divine as we prolong the beauty of Shabbat in sacred community.

In keeping with Izhbitz hasidic custom, our seudah shelishit – third meal of Shabbat – will focus on feeding our souls rather than our bodies as the sun sets and the room darkens, before concluding with havdalah.

Alon Nashman is an actor and creator of theatre. His work has toured across Canada and internationally and includes Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music, which premiered at Luminato Festival; Hirsch, which premiered at the Stratford Festival; and Kafka and Son, which recently returned from a sold-out run in Edinburgh and an acclaimed run in New York. Alon is also a student of Rabbi Shefa Gold and Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l, who have guided him in the ways of Jewish chant.

HAVDALLAH in Pajamas 

Saturday Dec. 2 2017
5:30-7pm

@ Makom  402 College St

RSVP: admin@makomto.org

Join us for our first annual Havdallah in Pajamas! We will end Shabbat with an musical havdallah, followed by crafts & games, coco & cookies. Bring a flashlight, pillow, blanket, stuffed animal, and of course, come in your favourite PJs!

Fun for kids up through grade 4 and their parent/caregiver

Hope to see you there!

Annual General Meeting

Sunday, Nov 26
7-8:30pm

@ Makom  402 College St
Kindly RSVP

Please join us for a review of the past year, discussion of plans for the year ahead, and to vote on budgets and a new Board of Directors. We’ll also have time to socialize and snack!

Everyone’s welcome to attend, but you must be a Makom Member to vote. Become a Makom Member now!

We’re looking for one or two more volunteers to stand for election to Makom’s Board of Directors. Specifically, we need people with one or more of these skill sets:

  • Strategic Planning,
  • Fundraising, and
  • Marketing.

Please contact Makom’s President, Louise, for more info and to express interest.

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

FAMILY SHABBAT Services

Saturday, Nov 11
10 – 11am
@ Makom
 – 402 College St
Free

Join Us for A Family-Friendly Shabbat Morning Service!

For families of children in grades 1-4, Rabbi Emma will lead a participatory and engaging service with songs and stories. The weekly Torah portion will also be explored through a creative activity.

Spend Shabbat morning with your family while also getting to know other families in the Makom community!

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.