Makom Families

Family Shavuot Celebration

Cartoon of Mount Sinai with 10 Commandments and children

Sun, May 16
5-6pm

FREE – donations greatly appreciated!
Registration Required
Zoom link & ingredient list sent upon registration

Let’s get ready for Shavuot together! Join us for a fun and engaging program for kids in JK through grade 6 (and their parents) to help us think about why we have the Torah and 10 Commandments, which we celebrate receiving on Shavuot.

We’ll hear the story of the giving of the Torah on Mt Sinai, have family discussions in breakout rooms, and make no-bake cheesecake (dairy & vegan versions)!

Get Ready for Passover! FAMILY Celebration


Sun, Mar 21
5:00-6:15pm

FREE – donations greatly appreciated!
Registration Required
Zoom link sent upon registration

Let’s get ready for Pesah/Passover together! Join us for a fun and engaging program for kids in JK through grade 6 (and their parents) to help us prepare our homes, our tables, and our selves for freedom.

If you’re participating in the program, we’d love to give your family a free “Unboxing Jewish” Pesah kit, filled with fantastic materials to make your seders more participatory and meaningful. Supplies are very limited. In addition to registering your family with a “Family Ticket,” please select a “Request Unboxing Jewish Kit” ticket. First come, first served. Pick up your kit this week near Bathurst & Dundas. (If your child is enrolled in Makom Afterschool or ATID this year or was last year, we already delivered a kit to your home!) 

In the program, we’ll open our Pesah kits together, learn what to do with all the awesome items in them, play games, and design our own usable seder plates in breakout rooms* by age group.

*We’ve resolved the technical issues with breakout rooms we had on Purim. 😉

FAMILY Purim Celebration


Thurs, Feb 25
5:15-6:15pm

FREE – donations greatly appreciated!
Registration Required
Zoom link sent upon registration

Families with kids! Let’s celebrate Purim together. Fun Purim activities in breakout rooms for kids (& parents) JK-grade 1, grades 2-3, 4-5 & 6-8.

Abridged Megillah reading in Hebrew & English with slideshow of kids’ illustrations.

FAMILY Hanukkah Celebration


Sun, Dec 13
5:45-6:30pm

Online
Registration Required
FREE – donations greatly appreciated!

Activities for your whole family for Hanukkah! Join us for a craft project, meaningful family discussion, and Hanukkah candle lighting and songs.  Led by Sorel Goldberg Loeb and Rabbi Aaron.

Zoom link sent upon registration.

Family HAVDALAH CELEBRATION


Sat, Nov 21
5:45-6:30pm

Online
FREE – donations greatly appreciated!
Registration Required

Activities for your whole family for havdalah, the brief and beautiful ceremony to end Shabbat. Join us for a craft project, meaningful family discussion, and musical havdalah ceremony. Led by Sorel Goldberg Loeb and Rabbi Aaron.

Zoom link sent upon registration.

Makom ATID for Bar / Bat Mitzvah Students

Introducing ATID – Makom’s innovative approach to serious Jewish learning and preparation for Bar /Bat Mitzvah for grades 5-8 students. ATID means “future” in Hebrew, and as an acronym, ATID stands for: Afterschool Torah Im Derekh-Eretz (Torah with Ways of the World). Interested in learning more about Bar/Bat Mitzvah learning at Makom? For information and to register, please visit our website.


 

Outdoor Matzah Bake at Dufferin Grove Park!


Register now!

 

PJ Plus Parent+Tot Program

Sundays, Oct. 22 – Dec. 17
10-11:15am
@ Makom –
402 College St.

PJ Plus is a parent/ grandparent & tot weekly class. You and your child will enjoy Jewish content through hands on fun including storytelling, music and moovin’, arts and crafts, puppets and schmoozing. This session we’ll explore Shabbat fun, Mitzvah Magic, Chanukah and much more. PJ Plus is a curriculum-based program, using PJ Library books as a springboard to develop engaging and inspiring sessions to enhance the educational development of young children.

For ages 2 & 3 + Parent/Guardian or Grandparent

$135 for 9 sessions • Questions? Contact Adina or call 416-635-2883 x5406.


 

PURIM DAY: Megillah Reading, Lunch, Kids’ Carnival

Join us for a fun-filled celebration with something for everyone!

Sunday, March 12, beginning at 11am @ The Kiever Synagogue 25 Bellevue Ave

Lunch Registration REQUIRED by Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

It’s a mitzvah to hear the megillah again on Purim day, so get out of bed and come to the Kiever for an encore performance.  Come in costume!

11am     Doors Open

11:15     Megillah Reading (women & men read megillah; mixed seating), all are welcome!

12:15     Lunch (registration required by March 8, 2017) Falafel + salads, hamantaschen provided, BYOB

1:00       Purim Stories read by our amazing Makom Afterschool staff! (intended for kids & families)

1:30-3:00      Makom Families Carnival (Registration REQUIRED)

CARNIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please email Emma to help out.

If you can’t register online for lunch or carnival, please register by email by March 8th, and mail a cheque payable to Makom right away to 402 College St., Toronto, ON M5T 1S8.

Please bring cash to donate for the mitzvah of matanot le-evyonim – Purim Gifts for the Poor ($10 suggested contribution; sorry, we can’t accept donations for matanot le-evyonim online)

Co-presented with the Kiever Synagogue

Makom Families Havdallah

havdalah

Please join us for a family oriented Havdallah experience! Learn about the symbols of Havdallah with Rabbi Aaron Levy and Rabbi Emma Gottlieb, our new Director of Education and Family Programming. A great opportunity for parents and children to spend time together, do some parallel learning, and a chance for those who haven’t yet met Rabbi Emma to do so! January 21, 6:30pm at Makom, 402 College St.