Makom Community News & Blog

Makom Community News & Blog

A Two Way PromiseA Two Way Promise

It has been so exciting to watch our Makom South Philly kiddos paint our Brit Mural. A brit is a two-way promise between learners and instructors as well as between the learners and each other. Learners have taken ownership of this project coming up with a list of expectations that are as unique and caring as the kiddos themselves.  In…

Our Relationship With NatureOur Relationship With Nature

This week, learners reflected on our environment, continued our appreciation for trees, and brainstormed what it would look like if the world around us was nurtured and cared for. Following the celebration of Tu Bishvat (the Jewish new year of trees) last Monday, the Garinim (kindergarteners) delved into an exploration of people’s relationship with trees and other parts of creation….

Our Responsibility To The EarthOur Responsibility To The Earth

Tu Bishvat higiya – the 15th of Shvat is coming Sunday night to Monday, January 16th-17th! It is time to celebrate the second of four Jewish New Year holidays, the birthday of the trees.  The Garinim (kindergartners) started off our week scavenger hunting around the classroom for Tu Bishvat facts. We read books about trees, created tree sculptures out of…

Summer 2022 School’s Out CampSummer 2022 School’s Out Camp

This Summer, campers will experience the art, food, culture, and more of Jews around the world, learn about different festivals and celebrations of different cultures, explore the animals and bugs around the world, and the sounds, tastes, and images of Philadelphia.  Join us from 8:30am-4pm on one or more of these weeks: June 15th – 17th  June 20th – 24th…

BMitzvah Update: Rosh Pinah Projects & Continuing VaykhelBMitzvah Update: Rosh Pinah Projects & Continuing Vaykhel

It has been a delight to watch each learners’ interests take off in their independent Rosh Pinah projects! These projects are building on what we previously learned about tefilah (prayer).  We looked at the history of when Jews started praying in addition to, and eventually instead of sacrifices and temple based worship. We learned about the role of early rabbis…