At MAKOM we believe that Judaism can’t just be learned in the classroom, it needs to be experienced in the world. MAKOM offers you the chance to engage in an array of hands-on experiences that take place in real time. Imagine marching from Auschwitz to Birkenau with 6,000 other Jews on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, or engaging in a dialogue about technology with seniors at the Towers, or speaking with a homeless person on the streets of Philadelphia. I bet you didn’t do that in Hebrew school.
Meets one Thursday a month
Make deep connections in local hospitals and senior housing facilities with the elderly and other teens in this monthly program. A joint initiative of MAKOM, Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven, Yale New Haven Hospital, and Tower One/Tower East and supported by a Women of Vision grant from Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven.
Fees: $100 for full year program includes dinner at each session.
Begins on December 15th at 6:00 PM at the JCCMarch of the Living (April 15-29, 2012) – Travel through Poland and Israel with the March of the Living on a journey of self discovery as you commemorate our past and celebrate our present and future.Fees: $4,650
Applications are due on November 30th.
Four Sunday Seminars from 1-3 PM- Begins on October 2nd
Gain experience and skills as you work in community Jewish organizations and businesses while connecting to other teens in four interactive seminars. You will gain valuable work experience, create meaningful connections, and develop leadership skills.
February 19-20, 2012
Spend 2 meaningful days with teens from Greater New Haven and Rhode Island in Philadelphia as you encounter and help the homeless and hungry while learning about the Jewish obligation to do so.