Shabbat Morning Service

May 7 at 10:00 AM MDT

Dynamic Musical Shacharit and Interactive Torah Study

Joyously Join Together Onsite

in the safe and welcoming Upper Sanctuary

at Temple Beth Shalom

205 E. Barcelona Rd.

*Proof of vaccination and booster, wearing of masks,

distanced seating, fresh air from open windows

Service led this week by

Hazzan Cindy Freedman

Guest Torah Teacher Arlene Goldbard

Torah Leyner Rebecca Weissman

Parshat Kedoshim

To Join on Zoom


To borrow a Shabbat Siddur for Zoom attendance

contact info@hamakomtheplace.org

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Final Opportunity to Return

Borrowed Haggadahs

Saturday May 7

at the Upper Sanctuary

9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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Morning Blessings

Monday, Wednesday, Friday Mornings

at 9 AM on Zoom

Framed by our weekday morning liturgy, music, community conversations.



HaMakom Book Club

currently reading

People Love Dead Jews

by Dara Horn

Book Discussion on Zoom

Monday, June 13 at 4 PM

The next book will be Heir to the Glimmering World, by Cynthia Ozick

Book discussion on Monday, July 25

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HaMakom Continuing Education Presents

Hassidic Teachings

on the Biblical Feminine

Thursday, May 12 at 7 PM MDT

on Zoom

Yehudis Fishman, Presenter

Have you been led to believe that rabbinical perspectives in the Torah are patriarchal or anti-feminine? Come and learn how mystical and Hassidic viewpoints show us over and over how the lives and choices of women in Torah are actually much more aligned with the Divine will than their masculine counterparts. In this class you will learn about a sampling of teachings from each of the five books of Torah about the power, integrity and commitment of Jewish women that exceeds your wildest expectations. Come and become enlightened!

Please have a Chumash-Torah text with you.

Yehudis Fishman has been teaching Torah and Chassidic writings for over forty years to students of all ages and backgrounds. She has been a director of several Jewish organizations in Santa Fe and Colorado. Her articles and poetry on a wide variety of Jewish topics have been printed in many publications and on various sites including Chabad.org, Kabbalah online, International Jewish News, and the Boulder Jewish News.

Join Zoom Meeting


All are welcome

Suggested Donation $10-$18

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We hold Rabbi Malka Drucker's sister Pam, Peredinah Bat Feige, in prayers for healing. 

We Remember Them

Yahrzeits of Blessed Memory

Lenore Kane Freedman

mother of Hazzan Cindy Freedman

Sam Freedman

grandfather of Hazzan Cindy Freedman

Donate to honor the memory of departed loved ones

and support HaMakom.

We send deepest condolences to Carolyn Silver for the loss of her beloved mother, Marian Silver.

There will be a memorial gathering at Temple Beth Shalom on Wednesday, May 11 at 3 PM

From Marge Lazar and Karen Milstein

Judaism and Ecology

This section of the newsletter was established to bring attention to programs, organizations, books and webinars that address the climate crisis through a Jewish lens. We'd love to have your thoughts. If you would like to inform us of similar Jewish resources for saving the planet, feel free to contact Marge Lazar -margejnm1@gmail.com or Karen Milstein midbarnm@gmail.com

The San Juan Citizens Alliance advocates for clean air, pure water, and healthy lands – the foundations of resilient communities, ecosystems and economies in the San Juan Basin. 

The San Juan Basin is a geologic structural basin located near the Four Corners region of the Southwestern United States. The basin covers 7,500 square miles and resides in northwestern New Mexico, southwestern Colorado, and parts of Utah and Arizona

We think the alliance is making a difference, and have included two links to information about the alliance. The first is a link to the main website. The second pertains to activities in New Mexico. 



Recommended Books

We can recommend some books. Ellen Bernstein (now Rabbi E. B.) published what we believe was the first book on Judaism and Ecology in 1992. Let the Earth Teach You Torah is set up as a self-study guide book. In 2005 her book The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology was published. It is a midrash on Genesis/Bereishit, told in a way that is personal, engaging, and informative.


Inclusion in this section does not represent an endorsement by HaMakom


Calling all with NM Jewish Stories to share:

Final call for conference proposals

The New Mexico Jewish Historical Society is seeking speakers and/or panelists for our 2022 Fall Conference on October 28-30 in Santa Fe.

Your ideas and input are welcome! Themes related to Jewish identity in NM may include: parenting, interfaith relations, roots, Jewish life in rural areas and your story.

Please submit proposals in a WORD document format by MAY 15, 2022 (EXTENDED) to Harvey Buchalter hcbuchalter@gmail.com and Richard Melzer rmelzer@unm.edu. Proposals should include the session title, format, names and titles of presenters, summary (150-200 words), brief resume, contact info and any AV requirements. Most sessions last approx 1-1.5 hours.

Your NM Jewish story is important and we hope to hear from you!

New Mexico Fire Supply Donation Drive

Drop off location in Santa Fe

Fire Station # 5

1130 Siler Rd.

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Monetary donations are being accepted to help our neighbors across New Mexico who have been affected by recent wildfire disasters. Grants from the All Together NM Fund will go to emergency shelter, food and water distribution, and access to medical support. 



Tsvelf far Ukraine

A concert of Yiddish music and spoken word to raise funds for humanitarian aid efforts in Ukraine.

12 Hours of Yiddish Music and Spoken Word

10 AM MDT - 10 PM MDT

Thursday, May 12



Yerusha Online Courses


for Inspiration and Direction

A Four-Part Course with

Rabbi Nadya Gross and Kohenet D'vorah Grenn

The Kabbalistic Tree of Life can be interpreted as both the map of how Creation came into being, and the Divine image in which all of Creation and Humankind are formed. This course introduces the Tree of Life as a blueprint for living, as interpreted through a female Kabbalist tradition.

Four Tuesdays, May 24-June 14

More Information




In May 2022, more than 120 organizations around the U.S. have joined together to help Americans of all backgrounds discover, explore, and celebrate the vibrant and varied American Jewish experience from the dawn of our nation to the present day.

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Become a Legacy Donor

Assuring Jewish Tomorrows

in New Mexico

LIFE & LEGACY is an endowment program designed to help create permanent legacy gifts, demonstrating belief in the continuity of Jewish life in New Mexico for generations to come.

For More Information

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P.O.Box 6777

Santa Fe, NM 87502