Makom Community News & Blog

Makom Community News & Blog

Forgiveness and Second ChancesForgiveness and Second Chances

Sefer Yonah (the Book of Yonah) is all about second chances. Both Yonah and the whole city of Ninveh get a chance to try again – Yonah gets a second chance to do the prophecy work God instructs him to do; Nineveh gets a chance to fix its mistakes and survive another day.  How do we view second chances at…

Giving and Getting FeedbackGiving and Getting Feedback

It’s easy to respond defensively when someone comes to you with criticism! But that’s not what the people of Ninveh did when Yonah showed up prophesying their destruction. They did an impressive job of listening to Yonah’s criticism and using it to improve themselves. What is constructive feedback? Giving feedback in a helpful way, not just being mean. Criticism is…

Leading by ExampleLeading by Example

How can our leaders help guide us through challenges resiliently? In the third chapter of Sefer Yonah (the Book of Yonah), Yonah finally goes to Ninveh and warns the people that God will flip their city upside down in 40 days. The whole city, from the king all the way down the animals, dresses in sackcloth, sits down in ashes,…

Spring Break Camp: Olympics!Spring Break Camp: Olympics!

Spring Break Camp was so much fun this week! Our Olympics theme had us up and moving every day, learning about famous Jewish athletes, and exploring the themes of challenge and resilience in sports.  On Tuesday we learned about the Maccabiah Games, a historically Jewish competition created in the 1930s. Kiddos were so excited to make the connection of Maccabiah…

Return to In Person Jewish Enrichment

We are so excited to share that we are returning to five days a week in-person at Makom Community! All our staff will be fully vaccinated. As of Monday, April 19, we will resume Jewish Enrichment 5 days a week for all our kiddos. Jewish Enrichment will take place from 3:00-5:00pm. Drop off at Makom Community or to the walking…