Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin

Ben Zoma says: Who is wise? He who learns from every person. – Pirkei Avot 4:1

MAKOMnj’s Learning program is TREE OF LIFE LEARNING.

It’s where learning comes alive.


TREE OF LIFE LEARNING is based on a culture of kindness where each student and each family feels valued. We affirm the choices families make Jewishly and help families to apply Jewish values to their lives with ease.


We offer two types of experiences.

Our in person experience is on Sunday mornings from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

Our 100% Virtual online program is on Tuesday afternoons from 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm



What does our in person Sunday morning of learning look like?

The students come in at 10am, kick off their shoes and take a seat a the table.  We begin with a bit of Hebrew.  Next we move to the family room since we often start with a video to introduce the main topic of the day.  We return to the table and dive deeper into the topic with discussions and projects.  Since our learning is hands on we often go into the kitchen to cook, go outside to play games, or do a scavenger hunt around the house.  We end the day reviewing what we have learned and jotting a few notes in our thought journals.

For the 2020-2o21 year we will offer a “Covid Hybrid” program for grades K-6. This is perfect for families who want in person learning but due to the pandemic this may not be possible in the fall.  This hybrid program will allow us to be together when it is safe and meet virtually when we must practice social distancing.


This class will meet on Sunday mornings from 10:00am-11:30am

Best Rate Ever deal $950 per student

Click here to register for our in person, Sunday morning class


Classes will be multi grade and capped at 12 students.

Additional classes will be added as needed.



100% Virtual Learning for grades 3-6

MAKOM@HOME is perfect for families who are looking for Jewish learning from the comfort of their own home.  Student will meet via zoom for a 45 minute lesson based on Jewish values and will do a combination of self guided study and private tutorial for Hebrew learning.

This class will meet on Tuesdays at 5:00pm-5:45pm

Best Rate Ever deal $950 per student

Click here to register for our online, Tuesday afternoon class

Class size will be limited to 10 students.

Additional class times will be added as needed.



Teen Program                                 Best Deal Ever Rate: $180        Click here to register.

Grades 7-12 meet once a month on Saturday afternoon.

In addition to their monthly program, students in grades 8-12 can serve as teacher’s helpers on Sunday mornings 10:00 am-11:45 am.



Click here to visit the pictures page to see pictures of the kids learning in action! 


Check back for the schedule of dates for this upcoming year.