What we're about

MAKOMnj is a new kind of Jewish community. We are the place for people who aren’t *that* religious and are looking for connection that is Jewish or Jew-ish. MAKOMnj offers warm, accessible Jewish experiences that help everyone feel connected and find meaning in their own way. We celebrate the choice that interfaith families have made to be a part of the Jewish community, we are here to support you on your journey and we welcome your whole family into our community. We meet in homes, event spaces and other interesting venues in and around Morris and Essex Counties. Visit our website, MAKOMnj.org, for more information.

In addition to community programming, MAKOMnj also offers affordable Jewish Education for kids through our Learning program. It's one day week, fun, interactive, and has small class sizes. Our program helps students to develop positive Jewish identities in an environment that is kind and supportive. Visit our website, MAKOMnj.org and click the “learn” tab for more info.

Upcoming events (5+)

Welcome Shabbat

MAKOMnj Homebase

Welcome Shabbat is a combination of song, prayer and meditation that usually lasts about 45minutes. Come as you are to this welcoming, joyful way to start Shabbat in an atmosphere that is spiritual and uplifting. It is the perfect way to start with weekend off right by winding down, relaxing and eating homemade challah. Please visit www.MAKOMnj.org to register so we have enough supplies and please contribute the suggested donation amount.

Ice Cream Sundae Celebration for Shavuot

Morristown

Make Delicious Ice Cream Sundaes in celebration of the Holiday of Shavuot and spend time hangin out with our MAKOMnj community. Please visit www.MAKOMnj.org to register so we have enough supplies and please contribute the suggested donation amount.

Shabbat Dinner

MAKOMnj Homebase

Get to know the MAKOMnj community in a more intimate way at a casual potluck Shabbat dinner. Dinner is called for 6:30 pm. We begin with the traditional Shabbat blessings and then a delicious meal! MAKOMnj will cook the chicken and bake the challah. You bring a salad, side dish or dessert. Be creative and be sure to be nut free and sesame free. Please visit www.MAKOMnj.org to register so we have enough supplies and please contribute the suggested donation amount.

Torah and Topics- What's the deal with keep kosher? Do we still need it?

Discuss current issues that we face in the world and see how Jewish values can guide us during difficult or uncertain times. No previous Torah study is needed-- in fact this is the perfect opportunity for anyone who is curious about Jewish learning. In a relaxed setting a new topic will be discussed each month. This month: What's the deal with keep kosher? Do we still need it? Please visit www.MAKOMnj.org to register so we have enough supplies and please contribute the suggested donation amount.

Past events (6)

Shabbat Dinner

MAKOMnj Homebase

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