Dynamic Musical Shacharit and Interactive Torah Study

Saturday, November 19 at 10 AM MST

Parshat Chaye Sarah

Service led by

Rabbi Jack Shlachter and Hazzan Cindy Freedman

Guest Torah Teacher Ellie Edelstein

Onsite in the

Upper Sanctuary at Temple Beth Shalom

205 E. Barcelona Rd.

To Join on Zoom


Masks are required for all indoor services

Vaccination and booster required

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Saturday Afternoon

Talmud Study 12:15-1:15 PM

Led by Rabbi Jack Shlachter

(Shabbat Service Ends At 11:45 AM)

A study journey through the Megillah Tractate of Babylonian Talmud. All are welcome. No prerequisites for participating.

Click Here to access English versions of Babylonian Talmud Tractate Megillah.

Onsite and on Zoom info@hamakomtheplace.org


A 4 week class on the opening verses of the Torah


Starting the Monday after Thanksgiving

Mondays: November 28, December 5, 12, 19

11:30am-12:30pm at Barbara’s home.

For more information, call

Barbara at 484-788-2021.

Zoom option if requested.

No Hebrew knowledge required. If you have a copy of the 5 Books of Moses, please bring it. We will be comparing translations and interpretations.

Morning Blessings

Monday, Wednesday, Friday Mornings at 9 AM MT on Zoom

Join Hazzan Cindy Freedman

and start the day with blessings

and songs of gratitude and community sharing.


HaMakom Book Club

currently reading

Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America

by Kati Marton

Book discussion on Monday, December 5 at 4 PM MT

On Zoom

The High Holidays Food Drive, conducted with our friends at Temple Beth Shalom, was a huge success. More than 150 bags of food were collected for the Bag 'n Hand Food Pantry, sponsored by St. John's United Methodist Church. 


Once again, HaMakom is joining Temple Beth Shalom’s Social Justice Committee to provide food for Thanksgiving meals to families in need of assistance. Here's how to take part:

Option 1:

Donate to the Bag n’ Hand Food Pantry, which will provide 360 families a box containing either a turkey or a ham, an apple or pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, margarine, rolls, green beans, and potatoes. Each box will cost $27 and serve 4 to 6 people.

There are two ways to give:

(i) Mail a check (write “Pantry Thanksgiving” in the memo line) payable to St. John’s United Methodist Church to 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505, or

(ii) Make an online donation using PayPal or a credit or debit card on the Church’s website. For the latter, go to sjumcsantafe.org/bag-n-hand-food-pantry-2/ scroll down to “How Can I financially Support the Pantry” and click on “HERE” which will take you to the church's PayPal donation page. Enter the amount you wish to give and use the dropdown to donate to Food Pantry Thanksgiving Dinner. Select your payment method. Then, write your email or mailing address in the “Write a Note” section so St. John’s can acknowledge your donation.

Option 2:

Collect food items that will be donated to both Youth Shelters & Family Services and the SFPS Adelante Program. Please purchase items and drop them off at TBS for its Youth Group to assemble into meal bags. Each bag should include:

2 cans of fruit

2 cans of soup

2 cans of cranberry sauce

2 large bags/boxes of stuffing

4 cans of veggies (beans, corn, peas)

2 large cans of sweet potatoes


Additional items if possible:

1 small bag of rice or pasta

1 envelope of gravy mix

1 Albertson's or Smith's gift certificate ($25) to go toward purchasing a turkey 

Please drop off your bags at TBS

no later than WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16.

fighting hunger together
food drive


Inclusion in this section does not represent an endorsement by HaMakom

Cantor Lianna Mendelson

To Be Installed

at Temple Beth Shalom

Friday, November 18

at 5:30PM

Cantor's Recital on Saturday

November 19 at 2 PM

More Information

Take a breath from the Thanksgiving crazy and refocus yourself with a spiritual and creative one hour practice. Set an intention for the New Hebrew month of Kislev. Bring your family, or sign on alone. All welcome.

A coloring page will be sent to you in advance to print off before we gather. Use colored pencils, markers, crayons, or whatever you have on hand.

$18 suggested donation

Friday, November 25, 10 AM MST

Click to sign up now!

Mental Health Initiative Meeting

Sunday, December 4, 1 PM-2:30 PM MST

All HaMakom and TBS Members Invited

Please join Rabbi Neil and Devin Egber, Social Justice Community Coordinator at TBS, on Sunday, December 4 in person at Temple Beth Shalom from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM to discuss the new mental health initiative being developed.

RSVP directly to Devin Egber, 301-908-5839 (call or text) if you'll be able to join. Also, please let us know if you would like to discuss anything with Rabbi Neil and/or Devin in advance of our first meeting. 

Please be thinking of ways we can be specifically addressing different groups in the community. Kids, teenagers, and adults are three categories of people who need different types of support and there are different ways we can be addressing mental health. Some categories to consider include despair & grief, disability & identity, and general wellness. 

Thank you all so much for sharing the spirit of concern and compassion. Looking forward to gathering on December 4. 


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