Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism is a Toronto community fusing Jewish tradition and progressive values since 2009.

Through joyous spirituality, stimulating learning, and arts and culture programming, Makom creates inclusive space that inspires participants – diverse in religious affiliation, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity – to explore together how Judaism can meaningfully enrich our lives.

Makom’s programming includes soulful and song-filled Friday night and holiday services, Jewish meditation, adult education classes, family activities, and arts and culture experiences. Makom Afterschool is an innovative, pluralistic, Hebrew-immersion and Jewish studies program for children in JK through Grade 4, now offered in three downtown neighbourhoods. Makom ATID is our innovative approach to serious Jewish and Hebrew learning and preparation for Bar/Bat Mitzvah for students in grades 5-8.

Please consider giving back to Makom by making a donation or becoming a Makom Member today!

We can’t provide meaningful Jewish experiences without your support. Please give generously so we can keep enriching your life with spirituality, learning and culture.


What’s on at Makom This Summer:


Friday August 23
Services Start
$18 for Adult/Youth Dinner Ticket; $10 for kids 1-10
(20% off for Makom Members)
Registration Required for dinner


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, vegan Shabbat dinner together. Very limited space; register now.


Saturday, July 27 & Saturday, August 17
Vermont Square Park
FREE | Bring Your Own Picnic

Please RSVP

Join us for a lovely Shabbat afternoon for all ages!

We’ll have fun, Tu B’Av-themed activities and stories for little ones (0-4) and their parents and for school-aged kids (5-10).

Adults and pre-teens/teens will learn with Rabbi Aaron.

Bring your own picnic dinner and a blanket; we’ll provide dessert.

4:30 Kids play in park & splash pad; adults schmooze
5:15 Kids’ Shabbat activities; Adult & teen learning
6:00 Dinner – bring your own picnic (not a potluck)

** In the event of rain, the program is cancelled. **
Presented in partnership with Miles Nadal JCC

Makom Afterschool is HIRING

We are looking for creative, energetic and reliable Hebrew speaking Teachers and Teaching Assistants for Makom Afterschool for the 2019-2020 school year.

Full Job Description:

Hebrew Teacher and Teaching Assistant Job Postings 2019-2020

Email Director of Education Sorel Loeb for more information and/or to apply.


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