Makom Community NEWS

Conquering and Challenging- The Power of Habit

    We think back to a little over a week ago and think of all that has changed. Our first day in person together indoors. We had dug into the ideas of Tahor and Tameh (inherent bad and inherent good). As we look back on these as concepts it’s easy to get caught in February 2021 and think only…


Purim Power and How NOT to Be Resilient

When we last left our heroes, Mordechai had finally convinced Esther to risk her own life by approaching Achashverosh uninvited and asking him to save her people. But when Esther visits the king, she asks instead for him and Haman to join her for a feast. Huh? What’s with that? And at the feast, she asks them to come to…


Leaners Grapple With Internal Emotions

The power of class time truly astounds me. When our students have something line up, or take time for a creative project that they’re really passionate about, it always amazes me the level of insight that learners bring to class.   Our newest unit for Makom @ Home’s Nitzanim cohort is a tricky one with lots of modern applications- the…


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.