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Sunday, Jan 28 
@ Wychwood Barns401 Christie St
FREE | Register HERE

Join Makom and other communities for Tu Bi-Shvat activities, crafts, learning, play, community and fun!

Come find the Makom booth (and Rabbi Emma) and say hi!



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.

TORAH STUDY by the Lake

8 Tuesdays, Jan 23 – March 20 (not March 6)
@ 65 Harbour Sq (Queen’s Quay W & York St)
$200 for the series

Come learn Torah! In our ongoing, multifaceted study of the Torah, we’ll learn and discuss Devarim (Deuteronomy) chapters 17-24 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 & to register

A Biblical Take on New Year’s Resolutions

This past week Rabbi Emma wrote about Parsha Va’era for the Canadian Jewish News:

Parshah Va’era



Friday Night SERVICES and Special Kiddush


Friday, Jan 12
– Doors Open; 6:15 – Services Start
@ Makom  402 College St

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

Help us celebrate by sponsoring our special kiddush. Contact Rabbi Aaron to chip in $18, $99, or $999 (or any other amount).

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.

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.


Wednesday, Dec 6
@ 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

@ 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.


Sunday December 17
4 – 6pm
$10 per person ($5 for Makom or Kiever members)

@ Kiever Synagogue  25 Bellvue Ave.

Makom Families and Kiever Synagogue are throwing a Hanukkah party and you are invited!

Bring your own Hanukkiayah and light candles together as a community! Eat fresh latkes, and have a great time playing games and listening to stories.

Bring your family and friends – this is also a great opportunity to schmooze and celebrate with other downtown families.


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