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SERVICES w/ Instruments + KIDDUSH

Friday, July 27 & Aug 10
6:45pm 
– Doors Open; 7pm – Services Start
@ Makom
FREE

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

Bring an acoustic instrument if you play one to jam along and elevate our Kabbalat Shabbat prayers.

Please bring a certified kosher food or drink to share for a light kiddush (snacking & schmoozing). 

Technical details:
We’ll use instruments during Kabbalat Shabbat until the final stanza of Lekha Dodi, at which point we’ll stow the instruments, light candles, and bring in Shabbat a cappella before sunset.

Friday Night SERVICES + DINNER

Friday, July 13 & Aug 24
6:45pm 
– Doors Open; 7pm – Services Start
@ Makom  402 College St

$15 for Dinner (only $10 for Makom Members)
Registration Required (for dinner) by TONIGHT!

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.

neySHEV: Meditation in Silence + Song

Fridays, May 18, 25
7:45-8:45am 

@ Makom  402 College St
PWYC | $10-20/session
RSVP required

neySHEV. Let’s sit. Chanting, meditation instruction and sitting. Everyone is welcome. No previous experience necessary.

Led by meditation teacher, musician and prayer leader Aviva Chernick.

Please arrive before 7:45 to set up. There are chairs for sitting in. Please feel free to bring a cushion for the floor and a blanket to wrap up in for warmth and comfort. Registration required; please email Aviva.

FENTSTER Presents: Every Thread That Binds You

FENTSTER @ Makom

Multidisciplinary artist Jess Riva Cooper combines ceramic sculptures and new large-scale drawings to create a haunting, other-worldly installation.

The work responds to the renowned early 20th century Yiddish play, The Dybbuk by S. An-ski, which popularized Eastern European Jewish folklore of the evil spirit of the dybbuk which enters a living person. In the play, powerful rabbis exorcise the dybbuk, removing a perceived harmful spirit from the body of a bride. In the exhibition, female figures attach benevolent shadow-beings to themselves. The artist depicts sewers stitching protective garments onto their clothing and even their own skin. Through quiet gestures, these women reclaim power denied to the female character in An-ski’s classic drama.
Presented by FENTSTER and the Ashkenaz Festival
More info here

TORAH STUDY by the Lake

5 Tuesdays, May 22 – June 19
11am – 1pm
65 Harbour Sq (Queen’s Quay W & York St)
$125 for the series

Come learn Torah! In our ongoing, multifaceted study of the Torah, we’ll learn and discuss Devarim (Deuteronomy) chapters 24-28 from a great variety of perspectives: ancient and modern, traditional and academic, literary and historical, etc.

No prior Jewish study or Hebrew knowledge required. Contact Rabbi Aaron for more info and to register.

TIKKUN LEIL SHAVUOT: All-Night Jewish Learning Festival

This Saturday, May 19
8pm-8am
@ Miles Nadal JCC
 750 Spadina Ave
Free • Register Here

Join Makom and so many other downtown Jewish groups for a community-wide, free night (and later night…and morning) of community, study, singing, snacking and more!

With over 50 sessions, there’s something for eveyone, from Talmud to cooking, meditation to literature, liberal and traditional evening and morning services…
Check out the full program here.

If you’d like to read Torah on Shavuot morning, email Rabbi Aaron ASAP.

Special programs for kids and teens. All are welcome!

Questions? Contact Nick.

Generously supported by the Kolel Legacy Fund at the Jewish Foundation.

#MeToo in the Jewish Community: A Conversation on Sexual Misconduct 

This Tuesday, May 15
7:30-9pm
@ The Wolfond Centre  36 Harbord Street
FREE – Registration Required

Join us for an important panel discussion on issues of sexual misconduct in the the Jewish community and Jewish responses to #MeToo.

Panelists, including Makom’s Rabbi Emma Gottlieb, will address questions of culture, authority, power and voice in the Jewish community.

Presented by Beth Tzedec Congregation, Holy Blossom Temple, Danforth Jewish Circle, Hillel of Ontario, Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism, Miles Nadal JCC, Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, Temple Sinai & Ve’ahavta

Job Opening: T’Fillah & Torah Trope Teacher

Makom ATID 2018-2019

Makom ATID (Afterschool Torah Im Derekh-Eretz) is Makom’s brand-new, innovative approach to serious Jewish learning and bar/bat mitzvah preparation.  Makom ATID offers classes in Jewish learning, Hebrew language, and synagogue skills (prayer and Torah/haftarah chanting) to students in grades 5-8 in downtown Toronto.

 

Makom ATID’s Educational Goals

  • Engage students in deep and meaningful Jewish learning
  • Provide broader, foundational knowledge of Judaism and Hebrew
  • Offer continuing education for Makom Afterschool students and educational opportunities for students coming from different Jewish day or supplementary schools or with no prior Jewish education
  • Encourage Torah lishmah – Jewish learning for its own sake – with a secondary focus on the bar/bat mitzvah ceremony
  • Create downtown Jewish peer community
  • Develop future opportunities to engage in volunteering, outdoor experiences, downtown Jewish history, etc.

 

We seek a dynamic, creative, and energetic teacher who is well versed in understanding and teaching T’fillah, Torah & Haftarah Trope as both a classroom teacher and tutor (one-one and with small groups).

 

The Makom ATID T’fillah & Trope Teachers will:

  • Teach children in grades 5-8 (grouped by age) every Monday from September to June, 5-6pm
  • Familiarize students with reciting and understanding the main prayers in the Shabbat morning & evening services
  • Make Jewish prayer relevant and meaningful to students aged 10 – 14
  • Teach students the Torah and Haftarah trope (markings and melodies)

 

Job Requirements

  • Broad knowledge of Jewish prayer (meanings and melodies)
  • Familiarity with both traditional and liberal/egalitarian approaches to Jewish prayer and with different siddurim
  • Experience teaching T’fillah, Torah & Haftarah Trope as both a classroom teacher and tutor (one-one and with small groups)
  • Experience with classroom teaching, lesson planning, and pedagogy
  • Commitment to children’s social and emotional development 
  • Desire to grow and learn professionally 
  • Passion for working with children and teens
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

 

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with experiential education methods
  • Training or experience in formal and informal Jewish education
  • Experience with differentiated classroom, teaching multiple ages at once
  • Knowledge of child development and ability to apply it to lesson planning and instruction

 

In addition to base salary, the Makom ATID Hebrew Teachers will receive vacation pay and paid sick leave, as well as CPP and EI benefits.

 

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to rabbi@makomTO.org.

Resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

For more information, please visit our website: www.makomafterschool.org

 

Job Opening: Hebrew Teacher

Makom ATID 2018-2019

Makom ATID (Afterschool Torah Im Derekh-Eretz) is Makom’s brand-new, innovative approach to serious Jewish learning and bar/bat mitzvah preparation.  Makom ATID offers classes in Jewish learning, Hebrew language, and synagogue skills (prayer and Torah/haftarah chanting) to students in grades 5-8 in downtown Toronto.

 

Makom ATID’s Educational Goals

  • Engage students in deep and meaningful Jewish learning
  • Provide broader, foundational knowledge of Judaism and Hebrew
  • Offer continuing education for Makom Afterschool students and educational opportunities for students coming from different Jewish day or supplementary schools or with no prior Jewish education
  • Encourage Torah lishmah – Jewish learning for its own sake – with a secondary focus on the bar/bat mitzvah ceremony
  • Create downtown Jewish peer community
  • Develop future opportunities to engage in volunteering, outdoor experiences, downtown Jewish history, etc.

 

We seek a dynamic, creative, and energetic teacher who has fluency in Hebrew and experience working as both a Hebrew teacher and tutor (one-one and with small groups).

The Makom ATID Hebrew Teachers will:

  • Teach children in grades 5-8 (grouped by learning level) every Monday from September to June, 4-5pm (Intermediate and Advanced classes) or 4-6pm (Beginners class)
  • Teach Hebrew with a focus on reading & conversing
  • Inspire a passion and appreciation for the Hebrew language and its importance to the Jewish People

 

Job Requirements

  • Hebrew fluency
  • Experience as both a Hebrew teacher and tutor (one-one and with small groups)
  • Experience with classroom teaching, lesson planning, and pedagogy
  • Commitment to children’s social and emotional development 
  • Desire to grow and learn professionally 
  • Passion for working with children and teens
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

 

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with experiential education methods
  • Training or experience in formal and informal Jewish education
  • Experience with differentiated classroom, teaching multiple ages at once
  • Knowledge of child development and ability to apply it to lesson planning and instruction

 

In addition to base salary, the Makom ATID Hebrew Teachers will receive vacation pay and paid sick leave, as well as CPP and EI benefits.

 

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to rabbi@makomTO.org.

Resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

For more information, please visit our website: www.makomafterschool.org

 

Job Opening: Hebrew Immersion Teachers

Makom Afterschool 2018-2019

Makom Afterschool is an innovative, pluralistic, Hebrew-immersion Jewish after-school program for children in JK through Grade 4. 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).

We are looking for experienced, creative, and energetic teachers for Makom Afterschool for the 2018-2019 school year.

We are looking for Hebrew Immersion Teachers to:

  • Teach children in grades JK through 4 every Monday and Wednesday from September to June
  • Teach Hebrew (literacy and conversation) in an immersive environment (Ivrit B’Ivrit), following a set curriculum with space for individualized planning and approach
  • Teach Hebrew through play-based and experiential models of education
  • Teach Jewish values, culture and traditions in a pluralistic and inclusive fashion

 

Job Requirements

  • Hebrew and English fluency
  • Expertise in one or several of the following: Early Childhood Education, teaching Hebrew as a second language, Experiential and/or Informal Jewish Education, differentiated classrooms or classroom management
  • Experience with classroom teaching, lesson planning, and pedagogy
  • Background in Jewish studies and tradition
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to children’s social and emotional development
  • Desire to grow and learn professionally
  • Passion for working with children

 

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with experiential education methods
  • Familiarity with child development, and ability to apply it to lesson planning and instruction
  • Training or experience in the Early Childhood setting
  • Experience with differentiated classroom, teaching multiple ages at once

Hebrew Immersion Teachers teach on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:10-5:40 pm, including picking up students from their local school classrooms, recess, snack time, and 1.5 hours of prepared lesson.  We follow the TDSB school calendar and meet from the second week of school (September 12, 2018) to the second-last week of the public school calendar (June 15,, 2019).

Hebrew Immersion Teachers will be paid $25/hr for 2.5 hours of class plus 1.5 hours of preparation per class ($104/class total). All Makom Afterschool staff members receive 4% vacation pay as well as CPP and EI benefits. All Makom Afterschool staff members are eligible for a 10% end-of-year completion bonus. Makom Afterschool staff members also attend monthly staff meetings for an additional $30/meeting.

Teachers will have access to professional development opportunities throughout the year in the areas of Jewish education, child development & classroom management.

Please submit resumes to familyed@makomTO.org.

Resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

For more information, please visit our website: www.makomafterschool.org