Makom is delighted to offer WARM, SPIRITUAL, and PARTICIPATORY High Holiday services fusing TRADITION & CREATIVITY, MUSICALITY & REFLECTION.
For our eighth year, we’ll be gathering in beautiful Hart House for Rosh Hashanah on Sept 30 & Oct 1 and for Yom Kippur on Oct 8 & 9.
Please see below for more details on Main Services, Family Services, Childcare, Tickets, and Donations. We’ll send out the full schedule of times for main services, family services, chanting, and childcare closer to Rosh Hashanah.
Makom is a diverse and inclusive community that welcomes participants who espouse many different approaches to Judaism, from secular to traditionally observant. In order to join together as one community without regard to denominational labels, our main services blend traditional and progressive practices.
We’ll offer men’s, women’s, and mixed-seating sections in our main services; children are welcome in all sections. Both men and women will participate in leading different parts of services, reading Torah and haftarah, and being called up for aliyot to the Torah. We need a minyanto start, so we encourage you to come on time. If you have any questions about our services, please contact Rabbi Aaron.
Services will be led by Rabbi Aaron Levy and guest prayer leaders Joe Gamse and Carrie Watkins. Rabbi Aaron and members of our community will also share inspiring words of Torah.
We’re thrilled that Makom’s highly experienced Director of Education, Sorel Goldberg Loeb, together with Rabbi Garry Loeb, will lead Family Services! We offer two family services on the first day of Rosh Hashanah and two on Yom Kippur day. Family services will include prayers, songs, and stories to meaningfully engage adults and children together. Family Services are egalitarian with mixed seating.
Family services for families with children in preschool through kindergarten will run 10-11am.
Family services for families with children in grades 1 through 5 will run 11:30am-12:30pm. (We’d suggest pre-teens and teens in grades 6 and up participate in Main Services.)
If you have questions about family services, please contact Sorel.
Full childcare will be provided throughout adult services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Younger and older children will play in separate rooms under our babysitters’ supervision.
High Holiday tickets are fully tax deductible and you’ll receive a tax receipt for their full value. Ticket sales help cover the costs of putting on High Holiday services. However, we don’t want anyone to be unable to attend services due to financial constraints. If the cost of tickets is financially prohibitive, please contact Rabbi Aaron in confidence.
You can also pledge an additional tax-deductible contribution when you purchase tickets to help subsidize tickets for those who can’t afford them. (It won’t be included in your ticket transaction; please donate here.)