Friday, May 10
Thursday, May 23, 2019
5:45 PM – 9 PM
Celebrate the flavours, history and diversity of Kensington Market, Toronto’s historic Jewish hub and beloved, eclectic neighbourhood. In honour of Makom’s 10th anniversary of revitalizing Jewish life in the Market, we’re taking over a grocery store for a party and one-of-a-kind concert.
Kensington Then & Now celebrates the melding of the past with the present. Be part of the festivities and support Makom’s ongoing revitalization of downtown Jewish life with joyous spirituality, pluralistic after-school Jewish education, and inclusive community.
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In advance: $50 includes a complimentary drink | $20 students / under-employed
At the door: $60 general admission | $25 students / under-employed
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Volunteers attend for FREE. To volunteer, contact info@makomTO.org
Makom is a diverse and inclusive Toronto community fusing Jewish tradition and progressive values through spirituality, learning and culture.
David Buchbinder is a trumpeter, improvisor, composer, JUNO award-winning creator and producer of music and culture working in the borderlands where cultures, peoples, genres and disciplines intersect. He is known for his diverse musical projects the Flying Bulgars, his Jazz Ensemble, Nomadica and Odessa/Havana. He produced Shurum Burum Jazz Circus, Tumbling Into Light and Andalusia to Toronto, and is the founder of the urban transformation organization Diasporic Genius. He’s also the founding Artistic Director of the Ashkenaz Festival, of RCM/Koerner Hall’s signature KUNÉ: Canada’s Global Orchestra, and creator-producer of the recent Luminato Festival hit “The Ward Cabaret.” David’s jazz compositions meld Jewish music traditions from around the world with myriad influences from Hard Bop to Arabic music, infused with an effervescence that results in “fiercely imaginative music that swaggers hard… an idiosyncratic, accessible gumbo” (Toronto Star). David “has a hard, clear, clarion almost classical trumpet sound, but with a jazzman’s phrasing and whip-smart spontaneity” (All About Jazz). David also performs on the Grammy-nominated album, Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II. Makom’s anniversary celebration will mark the culmination of an intensive creation period for David, writing new music in the rich milieu of New Orleans, which he will perform publicly for the first time on May 29.
Elliott Fienberg aka Mr. Tunes has been producing and DJing for over 20 years. In 2009, he was featured on the Balkan Beat Box’s remix CD, “Nu Made” (JDub records). More of his tracks have been DJ’d in clubs in Miami, Ibiza and Cape Town. His style of DJing is a swirling mix of worldbeat and ambient sounds layered over house and breakbeats. For Makom’s party, Mr. Tunes will spin a global groove, drawing inspiration from the many sounds and cultures that make up Kensington Market today.
Fresh City Farms | Hibiscus | Kensington Brewing Co. | Kupfert & Kim | Ozery Bakery| Pantry | Shalom India | Sunflower Kitchen | Sweets from the Earth | United Bakers Dairy Restaurant | Veggie D’Light
Bike House | Bikes on Wheels | Bungalow | Canadian Jewish News | Aviva Chernick | Cosmic Treats | Crown Bench Estates | Essence of Life | Fresh City Farms | Fresh Collective | Limmud Toronto | Manic Coffee | Model Citizen | Morellina’ Caffé con Spuntini | NU Bügel | Octopus Garden Yoga Centre | Ontario Jewish Archives | Sharoni Sibony
Did you know that Makom runs a Hebrew immersion After-school program at 3 locations downtown? More info. on Makom Afterschool can be found @ https://makomfamilies.org/makom-afterschool/
An Invitation to Practice. A new offering for the month of January from Aviva Chernick and neySHEV.
For practitioners seeking the support of community to develop a sustainable, ongoing mindfulness practice and for those looking to deepen their existing practice.
• an afternoon intensive to kickstart a month of practice
• a commitment to daily practice for the month of January
• weekly group online video check-in sessions (time to sit together, a brief opportunity for each participant to share about their week of practice, to ask questions and to hear reflection)
Double the reasons to sing on a Sunday morning: Rosh Hodesh (the new moon) and Hanukkah! Celebrate this extra-joyous occasion with Makom, Annex Shul, and other friends through a lively service featuring shaharit, a musical hallel, Torah reading, and musaf.
Tuesday, Dec 4
How do we as a community enable people with different needs to participate and engage fully in Jewish life?
In this workshop, we’ll go beyond ramps to assess the physical and social inclusivity of our community and develop “inclusive thinking” on including persons with all abilities.
Please come and help Makom become more welcoming, inclusive, and accessible, allowing all to belong and feel at home.
If you need any special accommodations, please email Rabbi Aaron by Nov 27.
Please note that Makom’s main space is wheelchair accessible but the washroom is down a flight of stairs.
Click for more info on Our Doors Are Open, an EnAbling Change Project of OCAD University’s Inclusive Design Research Centre with the Government of Ontario.