ABOUT MAKOM AFTERSCHOOL
Makom Afterschool is an innovative and pluralistic Jewish after-school program for children in JK through Grade 4.
Founded by parents in 2011, Makom Afterschool enables children to attend their local neighbourhood school while gaining a high-quality Hebrew language and Jewish cultural education. Come see what we’re about: Join our warm Jewish community.
Enjoy our flexible schedule, which allows you to choose days according to your child’s learning goals. All students develop the same foundation on which to build by attending Monday and Wednesday classes – our core Hebrew and Jewish education days. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday are Enrichment Days, exploring different topics in a Hebrew setting with specialists in those fields.
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
Core Days (required)
Core Hebrew and Jewish literacy:
Hebrew reading, writing, vocabulary, and Jewish values.
Hands-on Jewish Enrichment Day
Exploring Shabbat, holidays and Jewish teachings
through songs, stories, crafts and (of course) food!
Arts and Music Day
Hebrew through visual arts, music, drama.
Movement and Sports Day
Hebrew through yoga, movement games,
sports and nature.
Our Jewish learning model:
- Is experiential and fun
- Is pluralistic and inclusive
- Features Hebrew immersion
- Fosters creativity and independent thinking
- Explores Jewish culture, values, and traditions
- To enhance Jewish identity and meaningful connections to Jewish life
- To teach Jewish values, traditions, and culture through a pluralistic and joyous approach
- To engender a love and appreciation of the Hebrew language
- To create a rich and immersive linguistic environment in which students talk, sing, and play in Hebrew
- To teach understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in Hebrew
Families are encouraged to get involved in their children’s education. Our weekly newsletter summarizes the weeks past and upcoming. It highlights the vocabulary students are learning, suggested family activities, and upcoming specialists and topics.
FIND US AT THESE LOCATIONS
BLOOR & BATHURST
COLLEGE & SPADINA
ST. CLAIR & CHRISTIE