Classes for Makom participants are held in a variety of content areas.
Interested in classes in Basic Judaism? Come to Makom!
Interested in learning (or relearning) Hebrew? Come to Makom!
Other Adult Learning opportunities include a monthly Rosh Chodesh group for women,
Shabbat morning Torah Study, a Book Club that meets approximately every 6 weeks,
Shabbat afternoon discussions and learning followed by Havdalah,
and other events by request of Makom NY participants.
Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class
Have you always wanted to study to become Bar or Bat Mitzvah as an adult?
Are you interested in learning prayerbook Hebrew, Torah and basic Jewish facts? Are you interested in creating a wonderful intimate community of learners
working toward a common goal?
The first step is learning Hebrew. Please sign up for one of the two Hebrew classes below, and be on your way toward Adult B'nai Mitzvah.
Please complete the form to the right of this page.
Hebrew Classes Possible (Based on Interest)
Level I Hebrew: For those who want to learn to read Hebrew and begin to develop a basic Hebrew and siddur (prayer book) vocabulary.
Level II Hebrew: For those who can already read Hebrew, and now want to understand what they are reading. This class will combine conversational, vocabulary and siddur (prayer book) Hebrew, with an emphasis on the latter.
Level II Hebrew: For those who can already read Hebrew, and want to understand more of what they are reading. This class focuses on modern conversational Hebrew and increasing your Hebrew vocabulary.
When: Based on Interest: Tuesday Evenings, Thursday Evenings,
Shabbat Afternoons. Minimum number of registrants required.
Where: Bethpage Worship Center, 600 Broadway in Bethpage.
We need at least six people to launch a class. If there is sufficient interest for a Tuesday daytime class, we will create one.
Classes are taught by Sherry Gutes. For questions please email Sherry.
Please register to the right of this page.
Shabbat Morning Torah Study - Ongoing
We will gather bi-weekly at the Bethpage Worship Center Jerusalem Classroom
to share in learning and community. No prior knowledge is needed. Texts will be provided, though you are welcome to bring your own version of a Torah Commentary. Sherry Gutes and/or Rabbi Bravo lead the conversations.
Click HERE for more details and to sign up.
Rosh Chodesh Monthy Gatherings for Women - Ongoing
Rosh Chodesh is the beginning of a new Jewish month; it is a special time that is marked by Jewish women around the world through study and learning together. Makom NY holds a monthly Rosh Chodesh for women in the homes of our participants. We come together - to learn, to share and to discuss a topic of choice. More information can be found HERE or complete the form to the right on this page.
Book Club - Open to All
Calling all readers! Makom’s Book Club meets every six weeks or so in Bethpage Worship Center, in the Jerusalem Classroom, to engage in lively conversation on a Jewish-themed book. Selections have included The Red Tent, As A Driven Leaf, The Bridal Chair, The Two-Family House, Rashi’s Daughters. What are you reading?
These self-selected and self-directed groups are co-led by the Rabbi and a Jewish educator. No prior experience, knowledge or background is necessary. Just come!