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ABOUT MAKOM AFTERSCHOOL

Makom Afterschool is an innovative and pluralistic Jewish after-school program  for children in JK through Grade 4.

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Founded by parents in 2011, Makom Afterschool enables children to attend their local neighbourhood school while gaining a high-quality Hebrew language and Jewish education. Come see what we’re about: Join our warm Jewish community.

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

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. At each site we offer a Peulot (Activities) Day exploring different topics in a Hebrew setting with specialists in those fields. Some activities may include: Music, Sports, Arts, Outdoor/Nature Skills, Building, Drama or Cooking 

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MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS

Core Days (required)

Core Hebrew and Jewish literacy:
Hebrew reading, writing, vocabulary, and Jewish values.

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PEULOT (ACTIVITY) DAY

Tuesday @ Regal Road/Lord Lansdowne

Thursday @ Palmerston

Hebrew through visual arts, sports, music, drama, outdoor/nature skills, building, cooking and more.

OUR MODEL

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

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • 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 monthly 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

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BLOOR & BATHURST

Downtown Toronto

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COLLEGE & SPADINA

Downtown Toronto

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DUFFERIN & DAVENPORT

Midtown Toronto

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