Makom Community NEWS

Distributed Community: Learning Over Distance

“What communities are you a part of that don’t exist in a particular place?” While the answer should have been obvious, I was surprised when Ronia said, “Well, right now, Makom.” The past two weeks have been a disruption in all of our lives, but seeing the faces of the BMitzvah cohort while we daven, learn, and create together, even…

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Adventures in Zoom Teaching: The Kids are Alright

Zoom learning continues to be an adventure! Our methods are ever evolving, and it’s a little funky to hear and see each other sometimes. But per usual our empathetic and insightful learners have empathetic and insightful things to say! Here are some of the moments when they impressed us this week. On Wednesday we unpacked the importance of family names…

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Summer Camp Sneak Peek!

Summer will be here before you know it, so save the dates for our June and August camps! This summer, explore the holiday of Shavuot, dive into Harry Potter and the Torah, make some fantastic tie-dye, and more! See more details below, or check out our website to enroll in the schedules and days that work just right for your…

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A Letter from the Founding Director

Beverly Socher-Lerner

Beverly Socher-Lerner

Dear Parents and Grandparents,
Thank you for considering Makom Community! We are a makom (place) where your children can experience joyful community that embraces them and your whole family for exactly who you are! In Jewish tradition, a makom is the kind of place where someone grows into who they CAN be. We hope our makom will be that kind of place, too.

Our learners ask mind-boggling questions each day. Your children co-create an environment with their teachers and friends that invites questions and meaning-making from Jewish wisdom. Our learning is focused on the social-emotional skills our tradition teaches, which we practice daily in our community.

You can expect warm, personal, and playful experiences for your child at Makom Community. That’s true in afterschool enrichment, at camp, and when we’re off-site, too. Makom Community presents a new model for Jewish Education. We strive to create a high-quality experience for urban parents who want a vibrant program on weekday afternoons with a rich Jewish education.

Each week ends on a high note at our Family Shabbat Celebrations. You can expect to end your week with much needed family time. Family Shabbat Celebrations invite us to participate in Tefilah: Prayer, Music, and Movement together. Parents get to learn about a piece of Jewish wisdom that was in our curriculum that week. Then, you’ll get to turn to your child and say, “Well, in our family, we see that this way…”. You’ll tell family stories and impart your wisdom in those moments. And all our parents, from many backgrounds, get to be the interpreters of Jewish tradition.

I hope you’ll join us! Please feel free to reach out to talk more over coffee or arrange a personal tour.

Warmly,
Beverly