Makom Making

Makom Making

Makom Community has established two Lab Schools in Center City and South Philadelphia over the last eight years. We have witnessed how our unique pedagogy, Jewish Placemaking, transforms Jewish Education by creating and modeling experiential and intentional learning environments in collaboration with educators, children, and their families.

We know firsthand how challenging supplemental Jewish education can be. We want to share our pedagogy with our partners who are engaging families interested in part-time Jewish education. We aim to nurture and support the social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of our communities. More so, we have a solution that empowers and enhances local communities to do this holy work well and deeply across the country.

We want to connect with you to support the vision and needs of your community, as well as your professional goals! Contact Terri Soifer, Director of Strategy, to arrange a 30 minute meeting to connect.

Upcoming Jewish Placemaking Professional Development Opportunities:

2022 Jewish Placemaking Conference August 21- August 23 

Inviting education directors, congregational teachers, and clergy to explore Makom Community’s unique pedagogy, Jewish Placemaking, on Sunday August 21 – Tuesday August 23, 2022, Noon-3PM Eastern on Zoom.

  • Introduction to Jewish Placemaking
  • Opportunities to deepen work with Jewish Placemaking for returning attendees
  • Experiences of Jewish Placemaking for ourselves as learners and time to reflect
  • Sessions on education and relational engagement through the lens of Jewish Placemaking.
  • Moments to connect and learn from colleagues and finding forming a support network

By the end of the conference you will emerge with strategies, and build a supportive network of colleagues, to be ready to pursue change in your educational pedagogy and education program. Click here for a reflection of our past Makom Making work.

Cost is $72 per person. Register by July 13th to receive a pre-conference care package.

Click here for more information: Professional Development Menu

Beverly teaching our educators