Makom Community News & Blog

Makom Community News & Blog

Our Communities Need UsOur Communities Need Us

Naomi’s family starts off their story living in Beitlechem. Because of famine, they move to Moav. Do you think they stop being a part of the Beitlechem community when they go? Do you think they fully integrate into a community in Moav while they’re there? Last week we took a deep dive into communities, which ones we’re a part of,…

Taste of Makom: Sweet, Funny, and Full of Song!Taste of Makom: Sweet, Funny, and Full of Song!

As families walked into 1733 E Passyunk Ave, they were greeted with an array of well-loved afterschool enrichment activities. But this time– parents and kids got to do them together. One grandparent read a book about King Solomon’s wisdom with her grandchild and some friends.  Meanwhile, the children listening built the story out of natural building materials and then re-told…

Are you there God? It’s BMitzvah!Are you there God? It’s BMitzvah!

Sometimes we spend too much time thinking about something and not enough time experiencing it. In BMitzvah, we’ve been working on a new Rosh Pinah project about God: creating art pieces that express our personal theologies. We’ve been learning about how Jewish texts show different ideas of God: God as the authority, God as everything, God as all-good and all-powerful, God…

Our American Jewish StoriesOur American Jewish Stories

“Emma Lazarus! The New Colossus!” Drew pointed at the quote on the wall as we rounded the corner to the next gallery.  “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” read the famous quote. Drew told us about the quote’s position on the Statue of Liberty and Lazarus’ history as a writer, as Lazarous was…