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 diverse participants 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 a 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.
JOIN US FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS:
Friday Night SERVICES + DINNER
Fri, Jan 24
6pm – Doors Open
6:15 sharp – Services Start
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.
Layl Shira – Havdalah & Poetry Workshop! Exploring the Light & Dark
Writers, poets, dreamers and creative types of all flavours are invited to join us at the Makom storefront for Havdalah and a night of poetry writing led by Tikva Hecht and Fran Sharpe.
Participants will be guided in writing their own poems based on the theme of “Exploring the Light and the Dark” and will have the opportunity to share their work in a supportive environment.
Snacks will be served.
Please RSVP by January 10th as there are a limited number of spots. We look forward to seeing you there!
Understanding Embodied Judaism: Exploring Movement, Gesture, & Yoga as a Means to Elevating the Body in Jewish Life
Thurs, Jan 30
$20/$18 for Makom members
No prior Jewish study or Hebrew knowledge required. Contact Rabbi Aaron for more info and to register.
FENTSTER Presents: MEZUZAH OKNO
On view until March 2020 @Makom
Makom is excited to join our friends at FENTSTER to celebrate their Bat Mitzvah exhibition in our storefront window and their first installation featuring international artists.
Visitors will also be among the first to see their new video installation, created for FENTSTER, where vibrant images of the Polish landscape confront calcified stereotypes of a forlorn place in black and white with fiddlers on rooftops.
neySHEV Morning Meditation
A beautiful way to begin the day. Come sit in a circle of community in stillness and in song, led by meditation teacher, musician and prayer leader Aviva Chernick.
Everyone is welcome. No previous meditation experience necessary.
Please arrive before 7:45am to settle in.
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.