Makom Community News & Blog

Makom Community News & Blog

Learn and Play at August Camp! Learn and Play at August Camp!

We hope you all are enjoying a fabulous and relaxing summer! We’re resting well and gearing up for more days of playing and exploring with your kiddos. School’s Out Camp is back the last two weeks of August. Join us to stage a rebellion, practice your patience, become a spy, explore the moon, and more! See more details below. Or…

Is It Summer Yet?! Is It Summer Yet?!

Is it summer yet?! How many days left of school? Are you counting today or not? How many minutes is that? Sound familiar? In your family, are these insistent questions followed by a challenging transition to summer? The whole structure of our kids’ lives changes, and there can be real pain with that shift in reality. Beginning a new school…

A School’s Out Camp Story A School’s Out Camp Story

Let me tell you a story. Once, there was a community. It was full of some of the loveliest humans. Every day they came together and did their best to be kind, inclusive, and helpful. Sometimes they made mistakes—someone would take a toy without asking; someone would walk away from a mess; someone would use an unfriendly word—but they always…

Summer Camp!! Summer Camp!!

Camp is right around the corner! Our camp programming this summer is complete with fun, games, outdoor time, and exciting Jewish learning! Read on to get the details about camp. You’re invited! We are kicking off camp with Wyatt’s Rainbow Glitter Birthday Bash! Those who attend can expect sparkly crafts, sweet treats, and of course lots of musical theater-y fabulousness….

Stop! It’s Party Time!

This week we are celebrating Lag BaOmer, a Jewish holiday on the 33rd day of the Omer.  We’re counting up 49 days from the 2nd night of Passover. The 50th day will be the holiday of Shavuot when Jews celebrate receiving the Torah at Mt. Sinai. The Omer is a time of mourning for the Jewish people. Some Jews observe…

Smell You Later!

This week we are discovering what kinds of brachot (blessings) we say over smells! We are delving into smell’s relationship with taste, memory, and how we feel.  We are exploring the way smell enriches our lives and brings us into the present. Read on to hear about the smelly activities we have been doing! We are making bath fizzies using…