Makom Community News & Blog

Makom Community News & Blog

The Makom EcosystemThe Makom Ecosystem

This week we studied Gan Eden, (the garden of Eden) and considered the Olam (world) as a creation. Kiddos discussed our roles as partners in creation and considered what it means to be part of an ecosystem. As we looked at the parallels between Gan Eden and our world. We explored what it means to nurture the light around us…

Being the Change We Want to See in Our Schools

What do you think of when you imagine change? Chaos? Growth? Improvement? Discomfort? Stress? Resistance? Excitement? Change is personal and always accompanied by some amount of loss, which can make it really tough! In our January Jewish Placemaking Accelerator seminar, we explored how to effectively come at change to make it a little easier to manage. We started with a…

January & February Extended Enrichment DetailsJanuary & February Extended Enrichment Details

Find community amid the chilly weather at Makom’s Extended Enrichment Days!   Extended Enrichment will be held on: Friday, January 21st Tuesday, February 2nd Wednesday, February 3rd Thursday, February 4th Friday, February 18th Cost is $60 from 12pm-5:30pm. If your child normally attends Jewish Enrichment on the day of the Extended Enrichment, you can enroll them for the discounted rate…

January & February School’s Out Camp DetailsJanuary & February School’s Out Camp Details

On Tuesday, February 1st and Monday, February 21st, we will have a 1-Day School’s Out Camp held at both South Philly and Center City locations from 8:30am-4pm, $75 for the day. February 1st Camp: Our day will be full of crafting, baking, reading, critical thinking, outdoor time, and lots of fun! We will draw connections between East Asian Lunar New…

Music Making At GreenfieldMusic Making At Greenfield

In order to keep all kiddos and staff safe, we held Jewish Enrichment outside at the Greenfield playground. At first, some kids were disappointed that we couldn’t be inside, which was totally understandable. But with a few layers and the excitement of the impending snow storm at the end of the week, kids were soon excited to sing Tefilah: prayer,…

Different Is GoodDifferent Is Good

This week we had the pleasure of being joined by Center City Makom educator Gaby Marantz. Upon meeting Gaby, one of our learners remarked, “Does everyone who works at Makom have dyed hair?” While brightly colored hair is certainly not a requirement for employment, we love that our team brings their full self to Makom with diverse backgrounds and perspectives….