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.

GET IN NOW SPECIAL RATE  for anyone who signs up by July 15th!
Contact Rabbi Miller at  for the special rate!


See below for Registration rates beginning after July 15th

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.

  • Everyone will be a successful student.
  • Multiple learning styles and approaches will be used to engage in learning.
  • Learning groups will be kept small to enable each learner to have individualized attention.
  • Teachers get to know each learner and their own learning styles.
  • Students get to know one another and build their own community.
  • Children with special needs and unique learning styles are welcome and we want you at MAKOMnj!


Grades K-2 Learning                     Early Bird $275   After July 1st $325

K,1,2 meet once a month on Saturday morning from 10:00 am-11:15 am.


Grades 3-6 Learning        Early Bird Fee $1000      After July 1st $1360

Grades 3-6 meet weekly on Sunday mornings from 10:00 am-11:45 am.


 Grade 7 Learning               Fee: $136

Grade 7 meets once a month on Sunday mornings from 10:00 am-11:45 am.


 Teen Program                       Fee: $180

Grades 8-12 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 register.

What does a typical Sunday of learning look like?

The students come in at 10am, kick off their shoes and head into the dining room.  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 dining room to sit around 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.



Baking Banana Bread to Welcome the Guest or the Stranger

Text Study and Time for Writing Reflections


Building the “Tower of Babel”


Tu B’shvat! Tasting winter fruits and Tu B’shvat Yoga


Learning about Tikkun Olam and repairing the world.



Doing a Mitzvah! Baking cookies for our local first responders.


Talking about Creating Sacred Space (with candy)


Purim!!! Talking about the masks we wear and making hamantachen! Delicious!

Planting the seeds of equality and freedom.