Makom Community News & Blog

Makom Community News & Blog

Aaaand That’s a Wrap: a Peaceful Conclusion to Unit 2Aaaand That’s a Wrap: a Peaceful Conclusion to Unit 2

Can you believe we’re already halfway through this school year?! Wrapping up our second curriculum unit last week gave us ample opportunity to celebrate all the amazing learning, analyzing, and growing your kiddos have done. A particular big shout out and yasher koach (congratulations!) is due to our Nitzanim (3rd and 4th graders) upon completion of their second showcase. Stay…

BMitzvah Reads Yitro from the Source

We learned together for the first time in person this week! It was wonderful to see your amazing children in person. We practiced through our entire Torah service, and Nitzanim (3rd & 4th grade) got to see, too. Our Torah just came back from repairs with our soferet (scribe), so this was the first time it was read from after…

I See God in YouI See God in You

Feelings and Torah! We love this combination at Makom Community. Last week’s learning was full of both. Here are some of the things we discovered while exploring the scene of Yaakov and Eisav’s long-awaited reunification. Yaakov and Eisav reunite in an overwhelming moment. Yaakov, still consumed by guilt over stealing Eisav’s birthright and blessing, as well as fear of Eisav’s…

Noticing Feelings in ConflictNoticing Feelings in Conflict

So many feelings! So little time! Last week we spent a lot of time decoding characters’ feelings, through dramatic interpretation, visual aids, and empathy practice. Eisav returns from his hunt only to find out that Yaakov had just received the blessing meant for him. He is incredibly distressed, and vows to kill his brother Yaakov. At first, the Garinim (preK…