8 Tuesdays, Oct 17-Dec 5
@ 65 Harbour Square (Queen’s Quay W & York St)
$200 for the series
In this lively and fast-paced Torah-study class, we’ll explore chapters 9 through 16 of Devarim (Deuteronomy, the 5th book of the Torah), with an eye to completing Devarim, and thus the whole Torah, by the end of May!
Guided by |Rabbi Aaron, our weekly learning will examine the Torah from a wide variety of ancient, medieval, and modern approaches: traditional and academic commentaries, literary and historical insights, and our own understandings and interpretations.
No prior Jewish learning experience or Hebrew necessary. Email Rabbi Aaron with any questions or to sign up.
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!
Sundays, Oct. 22 – Dec. 17
@ Makom – 402 College St.
PJ Plus is a parent/ grandparent & tot weekly class. You and your child will enjoy Jewish content through hands on fun including storytelling, music and moovin’, arts and crafts, puppets and schmoozing. This session we’ll explore Shabbat fun, Mitzvah Magic, Chanukah and much more. PJ Plus is a curriculum-based program, using PJ Library books as a springboard to develop engaging and inspiring sessions to enhance the educational development of young children.
For ages 2 & 3 + Parent/Guardian or Grandparent
$135 for 9 sessions • Questions? Contact Adina or call 416-635-2883 x5406.
Next Wednesday, Oct 25
@ Makom – 402 College St
RSVP to admin@makomTO.org
We’ll explore diverse Jewish sources, from the Torah to modernity, on the ethics, halakhah (Jewish law), and kabbalah (mysticism) of eating animals, together with Rabbi Aaron.
Carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores are all welcome! Please RSVP.
Saturday, Oct 28
@ 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.
Post-Holocaust Jewish-Christian Relations
Tuesday, Nov 7
@ Makom – 402 College St
Dabru Emet, meaning ‘speak the truth’ in Hebrew, is widely acknowledged as the first major Jewish response to decades of post-Second World War Jewish-Christian relations.
Lindsay Ann Cox, PhD student, and Rabbi Emma Gottlieb explore the history leading up to its creation, its current relevance and possible interfaith implications for adherents to both faiths. Audience members will also be welcomed into the live dialogue session. Together they will discuss how Dabru Emet can be considered a pivotal moment of prophecy in responding to the Holocaust.
Presented as part of the 37th Annual Neuberger Holocaust Education Week
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.
Thursday, Oct 12
@ 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…