Makom Community NEWS

Making Magic at School’s Out Camp

August camp is off to a fabulous start! We are so happy to be back with kiddos, and have had so much fun this week. Here’s a look at what we’ve been up to: This week’s theme was Fantasy and Magic. Every day we’ve taken a deep dive into a different form of magic and looked at it from a…


Makom Community at Home: Virtual Jewish Enrichment Program

Your children in grades Pre-K – 4th grade are invited to join Makom Community for 3 days a week of Jewish enrichment through virtual learning! About Makom Community Located in Center City Philadelphia, Makom Community is a Jewish enrichment center that provides high quality Jewish Education as Afterschool Enrichment. We empower parents to build a Jewish life that is meaningful…


Makom Community Fall 2020 COVID-19 Safety Plan

Welcome back, we can’t wait to have you at Makom Community again!  Student Arrival & Departure At school pickup, a teacher in a surgical mask will pick up their group of students. Each student will get hand sanitizer as they connect with their staff member at pickup. As learners arrive at Makom Community, they will be greeted outside Makom Community…


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.