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 a high-quality Jewish education and a warm Jewish peer community.
Makom Afterschool meets during the school year Monday through Friday, from 3:30-5:30pm, excepting several Jewish holidays, Toronto District School Board closures, and statutory holidays. Families may enrol for between two and five days a week, depending on their learning goals.
All children attend Monday and Wednesday Core Days — our core Hebrew and Jewish education days. This way, all children at Makom Afterschool develop the same basic working knowledge on which to build, whether through the other days at Makom Afterschool or other educational opportunities. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday are enrichment days, exploring different topics in a Hebrew setting with a variety of specialists in those fields.
- Monday and Wednesday: Required Core Days — Core Hebrew and Jewish literacy, including learning to read and write, vocabulary, Jewish values and traditions
- Tuesday: Arts and Music Day — Visual arts, music, drama
- Thursday: Movement and Sports Day — Yoga, krav maga, sports, dance, nature
- Friday: Hands-on Jewish Enrichment Day — Making Jewish food, learning songs, stories, crafts, exploring Shabbat and holidays
The focus of learning for all days is Hebrew and Jewish knowledge, accomplished through Hebrew immersion and experiential learning. Teachers are experienced educators, native Hebrew speakers, and are excited to get to know you and your children. Learning is play-based, interactive, and fun. We are founding members of the Nitzan Network, a collaboration of intensive, Hebrew-immersion supplemental schools across North America.
With our three locations and additional transportation opportunities, Makom Afterschool is your local option for families living in
- Kensington Market
- Seaton Village
- Hillcrest Village
Housed at three local public elementary schools, many of our students walk less than five minutes from their classroom down the hall to Makom Afterschool.
Founded by parents in 2011, Makom Afterschool has become a welcome option for Jewish and interfaith families looking for a Jewish education for our children. Our children love the program. Come see what we’re about.
Jewish Learning Reimagined.