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:


Family Hanukkah WORKSHOP


Sun, Dec 8

3 – 5pm
$15/child; adults free

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RSVP HERE

Families are invited to join us for a Hanukkah workshop! Get ready for Hanukkah by making your own Hanukkiah and Candles!

Snacks and hot drinks will be served!

Please bring a new pair of socks or gloves to donate to a local women’s shelter.


Friday Night SERVICES + DINNER


Fri, Dec 13

6pm – Doors Open
6:15 sharp – Services Start

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DINNER REGISTRATION REQUIRED by Wednesday Night Nov 13!
$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
 


Annual General Meeting

Thursday Dec 5
7:30-9pm
Makom
FREE
Please RSVP
 
Please join us for a review of the past year, discussion of plans for the year ahead, and to vote on budgets and a new Board of Directors. We’ll also have time for socializing and desserts!

Everyone’s welcome to attend, but you must be a Makom Member to vote. Become a Makom Member now! 


TORAH STUDY by the Lake:
The Book of Samuel


Mon, Oct 28 – Dec 16
10am-12pm
@ 65 Harbour Sq
$100 for the series
Registration Required

We’ll learn and discuss the fascinating Biblical Book of Samuel 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.


AnchorFENTSTER Presents: MEZUZAH OKNO

On view until December @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


Upcoming dates to be announced
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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