Welcome

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

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*SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY*

DINNER REGISTRATION REQUIRED by Wednesday Night Jan 22!
$18 for Adult/Youth Dinner Ticket; $10 for kids 1-11
(20% off 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, vegan Shabbat dinner together.

Dips generously provided by
 


Layl Shira – Havdalah & Poetry Workshop! Exploring the Light & Dark


Saturday, Jan 18
7:30 – 9:30PM
@ MAKOM
$8/10
Registration Required by Jan10

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

7:30-9:30pm
$20/$18 for Makom members 

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SIGN UP HERE

In this workshop Kinneret Dubowitz will lead you through the history of the Jewish body as it pertains to the pre-exile and post exile periods of Jewish history, traditional Judaism’s view on physicality, and the influences  that changed Jewish embodiment.  We will explore Jewish movements and traditional spiritual ideas that pertain to these movements, breath work, and draw on the wisdom of yoga and dance/movement therapy techniques to help us to elevate the body in Jewish life. 
 
Click here for Kinneret’s bio: https://kinneretyoga.ca/teachers-bios/

TORAH STUDY


Mondays
10am-12pm
@ MAKOM
$100 for the series
Registration Required

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


AnchorFENTSTER 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.

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neySHEV Morning Meditation


Friday, Jan 17/24/31
7:45 SHARP – 8:45am
Makom
PWYC
$10-20 per session suggested
RSVP Required

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.

 

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