Makom Community News & Blog

Makom Community News & Blog

David Commentaries Walk and Talk David Commentaries Walk and Talk

Do you remember what a midrash is? It’s a commentary, a story made up to answer a question about a text. Midrash isn’t just for Torah text! This week we’re learning a few commentaries about David. Check out what we’re exploring below! Two of the midrashim we’re looking at this week explain to us that David couldn’t understand why God…

Winter Break Camps: A Recap Winter Break Camps: A Recap

It’s 2020, and we are getting back into the swing of things with afterschool enrichment and looking back on camp! We had 6 amazing Winter Break School’s Out Camp Days, complete with art projects, field trips, game shows, and lots of Hannukah celebration.     Our field trips during Winter Break included an excursion to the movie theatre, and to…

Light, Love, and Dreidel at School’s Out Camp! Light, Love, and Dreidel at School’s Out Camp!

Winter camps are in full swing, and we are having so much fun! Our kiddos had a fabulous time learning about the story of Hanukkah with art projects, stories, and lots of dreidel! We started off the day reading stories, including old favorites such as Sammy Spider’s First Hanukkah and The Chanukkah Guest. By reading these books, we got to…

Choosing Family with Unconditional Love Choosing Family with Unconditional Love

Our story this week zooms in on the unique relationship between Shaul’s son Yehonatan and David. They meet after David defeats Goliath, and the text tells us that Yehonatan’s soul becomes bound up with David’s soul. Yehonatan loves David like himself. The two of them make a brit (two-way promise) together. Yehonatan gifts his cloak, sword, belt, and bow to…