MAKOM is our 7th through 12th grade program that engages students to deepen their Jewish knowledge, leadership skills, spirituality, and social connection to their peers. MAKOM is replacing the program formerly known as HUB.
MAKOM (for 7th & 8th Grade)
At MAKOM teens work together to develop a toolkit of values for building Jewish community anywhere. They explore Jewish approaches to living and learning, and put this into practice through creative leadership projects that connect Judaism to sports, science, art, and social justice.
MAKOM meets two Wednesday evenings a month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
MAKOM HIGH (for 9th – 12th Grade)
At MAKOM HIGH teens can relax, hang out with friends, and gain advanced leadership skills. Every week is something new. Be inspired by motivational speakers, time management experts, Jewish thinkers, and soul supporters. Learn advocacy skills through our social action training. Receive community service hours while you volunteer in our Madrichim Leadership Institute to help our younger students bond to Judaism. 11th and 12th graders hang monthly with the rabbis as a part of Confirmation.
MAKOM HIGH meets every Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Drop in depending on your schedule and interests.
MAKOM is also part of the Neshama Initiative
The Or Ami Neshama [Soul] Initiative is a multifaceted initiative, spanning 7th-12th grades, designed to build a safe space and caring community for Jewish teens and pre-teens of Congregation Or Ami and the surrounding communities. Participants learn about and experiment with Neshama tools, strategies for dealing with the challenging stresses and pressures that teens face in the world. The initiative fosters safe and trusting relationships among peers and adult mentors, including youth advisors and rabbis.
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