What you find at Makom is a community of Jews and beloveds being ourselves, unapologetically: carving out a place where we can fight for Palestinian freedom openly, be supported spiritually, explore and reclaim Jewish rituals from a diversity of Jewish traditions, and find queer, multiracial community. Join us at gatherings like these:

Friday Nights

We gather once a month to welcome Shabbat together in community. We light candles together and share a festive potluck meal – a great time for parents and caregivers to bring young kids. Then, all are invited to stay for songful, meaningful, participatory Kabbalat Shabbat services. Services are co-led by our rabbi and our community singing team, and include traditional Hebrew liturgy, lots of communal singing, poetry in English, time for quiet reflection, and sometimes raucous discussion. This is a space to let the week go, to celebrate and grieve in community, be held by the magic of Jewish time, and just to be together. Timing changes with the seasons, and we take a break in the summer months.

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Shabbat Morning Services

Currently every other month, our Shabbat morning services offer a space to gather, sing and pray the Shabbat morning liturgy, read from our Sefer Torah (Torah Scroll), honor community life cycle milestones, and say mourner’s Kaddish in community. We offer a prayground: a dedicated space for young children and caregivers to enjoy the service. Services are followed by a potluck lunch, which all are invited to attend.

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Community Gatherings

We host a variety of community holiday, Shabbat, and just-for-fun gatherings for all ages, organized by our Cultural Team, Kidz Team, Song Team, and Eish Galuta Traditional/Egalitarian Minyan. You can expect gatherings like:

  • Song circles
  • Family Farm Sukkot
  • Kidz Seder
  • Shabbat afternoon at the river
  • Shabbat afternoon traditional/egalitarian Services
  • Shabbat morning Torah study
  • Shavuot hike on the mountain

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Other Important Information

You are always welcome as you are – there is no dress code.

Listen to some of the melodies we sing as a community here.