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.

When we plant seeds in rich soil, they sprout roots, grow branches and flourish producing beautiful flowers and fruits.  In the TREE OF LIFE LEARNING program, our kids will do the same.  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 helps 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.
  • Children with special needs and unique learning styles are welcome and we want you at MAKOMnj!


Seeds (Zeraim) Grades K-2 Learning                Fee $360

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


Roots (Shorashim) Grades 3-6 Learning        Early Bird Fee $1000      After June 15th $1500

Grades 3-6 meet weekly on Sunday mornings from 10:00 am-11:30 am.


Branches (Anafim) Grade 7 Learning               Fee: $136

Grade 7 meets twice a month on Sunday mornings from 10:00 am-11:30 am.


Flowers (Prachim) 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-11:30 am.


Click here to register.




Baking Banana Bread to Welcome the Guest or the Stranger

Text Study and Time for Writing Reflections

Building the “Tower of Babel”