Among the many fascinating sessions (and snacks!), our community will offer holiday ma’ariv/evening services (9:30pm on the MNjcc rooftop) and Rabbi Aaron will teach “When’s Shavuot?! Adventures in the Jewish Multiverse” (10:45pm in Robert Street Park at Sussex). In the event of rain, sessions will be held inside the MNjcc.
For families with kids 0-10 and tweens/teens in grades 5-8… Thurs, May 19 5:45-7:00pm @Dovercourt Park Free (just pay for falafel if you want it) Registration Required Final deadline to order falafel: Thurs, May 19, 12noon!
Fun & active, Israeli kids’ games (groups for younger kids & tween/teens)
Fresh falafel sandwiches
Bonfire with potatoes, s’mores & songs
“What’s Lag ba-Omer?” 15-minute mini-class for parents
Meet other downtown Jewish families
B.Y.O. Water Bottle
All families are welcome, including LGBTQ+ families & interfaith/intercultural families.
Traditional Jewish law (Torah – Shemot/Exodus 12:19) forbids not only eating any hametz (leavened grain products) during Passover, but even owning any hametz.
While it’s ideal to consume or donate (e.g., to a soup kitchen) all hametz prior to the morning before Passover starts, rabbinic tradition allows you to sell your hametz to a non-Jew, even while it remains on your premises.
If you’d like to sell your hametz through Makom, please complete and sign the linked form (in either doc or pdf format), scan it, and email it to aaron@makomTO.org by 12noon Thurs, April 14.
Or mail the completed and signed form to: Rabbi Aaron Levy, 141 Markham St., Toronto, ON M6J 2G4. Mailed forms must reach Rabbi Aaron by Thurs, April 14.
FYI, the latest time to finish eating hametz on Friday, April 15 is 11:03am.
There is no fee for this service. Donations to Makom are greatly appreciated and tax deductible. Minimum suggested donation: $18. You may donate by e-transfer to admin@makomTO.org (please include your email address in the message), by credit card, by PayPal, or mail a cheque along with your form.
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Sat, April 23 9:30am-12:30pm Free Near Harbord & Spadina (Exact location provided upon registration) Registration Required by Thursday 12noon – register below!
Please join us on the final day of Passover for soulful and song-filled Shabbat morning services with Torah reading, chanting of the Song of Songs, a devar Torah (Torah teaching), and Yizkor (memorial service).
As a diverse and inclusive Jewish community, Makom has mens’, womens’, and mixed (all genders’) seating sections. Female, male, and gender non-binary Jews can lead parts of services, read and be called up to the Torah, and count in our double minyanim of both 10 Jewish men and 10 Jews regardless of gender. Makom services follow the full traditional liturgy (prayer text).
Because Makom’s storefront is too cozy for Covid, we’re renting a much larger space so that we can properly distance. The HVAC system and large, stand-alone HEPA air purifier unit provide good ventilation.
Everyone age 2 and over must wear a mask at all times while in the building. Adults and kids age 5+ must wear surgical mask or respirator (KF94, KN95 or N95); cloth masks are no longer acceptable. We will provide adult- and kid-sized surgical masks for anyone who doesn’t have one. Kids 2-4 should wear whatever mask they will wear consistently and fits best.
Anyone who, within the last 10 days, had symptoms of Covid-19 or a household member with a confirmed or suspected case of Covid-19 must not attend.
Adults, teens, and kids 5+ must be vaccinated to the fullest extent eligible* (includingboosters), and must provide an enhanced vaccination certificate** with a QR code upon registration. If you have a valid medical exemption you must provide your verified certificate with a QR code.
Adults must bring ID with their name and birthdate to services.
*In most cases, the “fullest extent eligible” means:
Adults (18+) need boosters, or to have received their second dose within the past four months.
Teens (12-17) need boosters, or to have received their second dose within the past seven months.
Kids 5-11 need three doses, or to have received their first dose within the past two months.
In all cases, 14 days must have passed for a vaccine dose to be counted.
Adults and teens 12+ who were infected with Covidwithin the past four months, and had received two doses prior to this Covid infection, are exempt from the booster requirement. (This is in accordance with guidance from NACI that people infected with Covid after completing their primary vaccine series but before getting their booster should get their booster three months after infection.) If this applies to you, please upload your enhanced vaccination certificate showing two doses and email us with the date your symptoms began (or your positive test date if you were asymptomatic).
If you have questions about our policies, please contact us.
**You can download your proof of vaccination from the Ontario website here. If you were vaccinated outside Ontario, you can obtain an Ontario certificate by first reporting your vaccination information to your local public health unit. For Toronto residents, that form is here.
Gain a deeper understanding of the seder and its linked themes of freedom and questioning.
Next Tues, April 5 8-9pm Online via Zoom Meeting ID: 894 1628 0680, Passcode: 71826613 Free – donations greatly appreciated! Automatic Closed Captioning Everyone is welcome! No prior Jewish study or Hebrew knowledge required.
Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism is a grassroots Toronto community fusing Jewish tradition and progressive values through spirituality, learning and culture. Makom creates inclusive space that inspires diverse participants to explore together how Judaism can meaningfully enrich our lives.