Nov 19: Shabbat Morning Services + Lunch n’ Learn

Colourful Hebrew letters spelling Shabbat Shalom

Sat, Nov 19
9:30am – 1:30pm 

@Makom – 402 College St (map)
Free – donations greatly appreciated!
Registration Required by Fri, Nov 18 at 12noon

Join us for soulful and song-filled Shabbat morning services, followed by a home-cooked Shabbat lunch and learning!

Please come on time so we can start services strong with a double minyan,* especially for anyone saying kaddish.

Want to read Torah or HaftarahEmail Adina.

Supervised childcare will be provided in Makom’s playroom during services.

Lunch is FREE; donations are greatly appreciated!

Our guest teacher at lunch is Nadav Sharon (bio below). In preparation for Hanukkah, which starts in exactly one month, he’ll teach us about “The Story of Hanukkah and Its Historical Sources.”

Covid Precautions

To make services safer for community members who have health concerns, everyone age 5+ must wear a surgical or higher-quality mask (KN-95, KF-94, etc.) throughout services. Children 2-4 can wear any mask they’ll keep on. We’ll provide masks for those who don’t have.

After services conclude and folks who aren’t staying have a chance to leave, those staying for lunch are welcome to remove their masks.

*As a diverse and inclusive Jewish community, Makom has mens’, womens’, and mixed 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 traditional Ashkenazi liturgy (prayer text).

Nadav Sharon

Nadav Sharon

Nadav Sharon holds a PhD in the history of the Jewish people in the Second Temple period from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (2013). His PhD dissertation focused on the end of the Hasmonean state and the beginning of Roman rule in Judea (67–37 BCE), and a revised version of it was published in 2017 as Judea under Roman Domination: The First Generation of Statelessness and Its Legacy. He has also published several academic studies in the field of Second Temple Judaism.

Following a number of postdoctoral positions, including one at the University of Toronto, Nadav earned a Master of Information degree from the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, and, as of January 2020, serves as Judaica Librarian at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library of the University of Toronto and Jewish Studies selector for the University’s Central Libraries.

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