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Fri Night SERVICES + DINNER

Friday, April 12

7pm – Doors Open; 7:15pm – Services Start
@Makom

$20 for Adult Dinner Ticket; $12 for kids 1-10
(25% 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, join us for a delicious vegan dinner.

Tickets HERE

FAMILY SERVICES + DINNER

Friday, April 5
5:30pm
 – Doors Open; 5:45pm – Services Start
Makom
$20 for Adult Dinner Ticket; $12 for kids 1-10
(25% off for Makom Members)

Join us for a family friendly service, Shabbat games and kid-friendly vegetarian dinner!

 

Makom Afterschool REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 1

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/

neySHEV Mindfulness Intensive

neySHEV Mindfulness Intensive

In person: Sunday, Jan 6; 3-6pm
Online video sessions: 3 Sundays, Jan 13, 20, 27; 5-6pm
Makom

$110 + HST
Email Aviva to register by Dec 21

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)

Rosh Hodesh Hanukkah MUSICAL MORNING Services

THIS Sunday, Dec 9
9-10:30am
Makom
FREE
Please RSVP

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.

הַלְלוּהוּ בְתֹף וּמָחוֹל הַלְלוּהוּ בְּמִנִּים וְעוּגָב
Praise God with drum and dance; praise God with strings and flute!
(Psalm 150)

“Our Doors Are Open” COMMUNITY-INCLUSION Workshop

Tuesday, Dec 4

7:30 Doors Open
7:45 Hanukkah Candle Lighting
8-9pm Workshop

Makom
FREE
Please RSVP

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.

“Our Doors Are Open” COMMUNITY-INCLUSION Workshop

Tuesday, Dec 4

7:30 Doors Open
7:45 Hanukkah Candle Lighting
8-9pm Workshop

Makom
FREE
Please RSVP

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.

FAMILIES’ Hanukkah Havdalah

Saturday, Dec 1
5:30-7pm
$5/child
Join us for a family, musical Havdalah event with snacks and crafts! Each kid will make a really awesome sevivon (dreidel) to use on Hanukkah, which starts the next night.If you have any old CDs you don’t need, please bring them for the craft project.

Rabbi Aaron’s Rosh Hashanah Divrei Torah (Sermons)

Click for Rabbi Aaron’s teachings on Rosh Hashanah (and parashat Vayera):

Disturbing Stories, Flawed Humans & #MeToo

Avraham’s & Our Sacrifice

FENTSTER presents: Lynne Heller: Suspended

Nov 12 – Feb 12 2018
Opening Event   Tuesday, November 20 | 7 – 9 PM
@ Makom – 402 College St

Curator: Evelyn Tauben

Collaged photographs and drawings that mine childhood memories, reflecting the volatility of nature, community and identity

Multi-disciplinary artist Lynne Heller creates an original, layered installation for the FENTSTER window gallery. The exhibition draws upon recollections from her childhood at Camp Naivelt (Yiddish for “New World”), a summertime family retreat in Brampton focused on secularist, socialist values, activism, and a celebration of Jewish and Yiddish culture. This haven of radical politics was the centre of Heller’s Jewish community as she was raised in a gentile area of Toronto where her Jewish background set her apart. As the child of a Jewish father and an Anglo-Protestant mother, Heller felt a sense of displacement in many settings. This experience of dislocation is explored in the installation through a poignant early memory of visiting Naivelt in the spring off-season to find the property covered with enormous ice floes ejected from the thawing Credit River that runs through the camp. The massive ice blocks appeared both organic and oddly unnatural. Similarly, Heller felt both integrated into the Naivelt community during the 1960s and 70s and also felt different in that milieu given her mixed heritage. Combining original photographs, drawings and renderings of that eerie frozen terrain, large-scale pictures hold out the promise of a new world, one that bridges seemingly distinct realms.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Lynne Heller is a post-disciplinary artist, designer, educator and academic. Her interests encompass material culture, new media performative interaction, graphic novels and sculptural installation. Heller completed her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her PhD at University College Dublin. Her research was practice-based with a specialty in Digital Media Arts and Feminist Studies. She is an Adjunct Professor at OCAD University and an Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty. Heller is co-director of the Data Materialization Lab at OCAD University. She is also an adjunct faculty member of SMARTlab, Ireland. Heller has an extensive exhibition record both nationally and internationally.