A recipe for Hangin’ Together MAKOMnj style

1 part fun

1 part community

A sprinkle of Judaism

Mix all together for an hour or more

Relationships are nurtured and Jewish life is celebrated as we build community.


For Shabbat and Holiday events visit the “Shabbat and Holiday” tab.

Check our “Register” tab for a full listing of events.

Shabbat Together (Apart)

Enjoy the calm and joy of Shabbat together while apart.

Fridays at 5:30pm

Click here to join via zoom

Password: Makomnj20

We will also attempt to live stream on the MAKOMnj Facebook Page

No need to register just enjoy!


Will the Real Story of Hanukkah Please Stand Up!                      

What is the miracle of Hanukkah?  Is the oil?  Is it the battle?

Come explore the fascinating history of the story of Hanukkah,

Monday, December 7 at 7:30 pm

Click here to register so we can send you a zoom link

Let’s Bake Challah!

Learn to make a simple and spectacularly delicious challah! 

Learn tips to avoid having challah that is too dense

We will make regular and stuffed challah!

Saturday, December 19th @ 11 am

Click here to register and we will send a zoom link and the recipe.

We look forward to in person events when it is safe to gather.

Shabbat Dinner

Get to know the MAKOMnj community in a more intimate way at a casual potluck Shabbat dinner.  Dinner is called for 6:30 pm at Rabbi Miller’s home. We begin with the traditional Shabbat blessings and then a delicious meal! MAKOMnj will cook the chicken and bake the challah.

You bring a salad, side dish or dessert.  Be creative and be sure to be nut free.​


No dates scheduled for  Shabbat dinner due to social distancing.

Click here to register and for location information.


“Welcome Shabbat”

Gather on the first Friday of the month for “Welcome Shabbat,” a Shabbat experience with song and prayer. Come as you are to this family friendly, joyful way to start Shabbat in an atmosphere that is spiritual and uplifting.


No dates for “Welcome Shabbat” due to social distancing

Click here to register and for location information.

Mitzvah Opportunity

It is our privilege to perform mitzvot, sacred deeds, and acts of loving kindness.

The Spring Street CDC is looking for help

Monday-Friday at its daily Soup Kitchen

Thursdays at its weekly food pantry


Click here to register to be a  Spring Street CDC volunteer

Challah Baking!  New Date coming soon!

Learn to bake challah at Rabbi Miller’s home

We will make the challah-lujah recipe from start to finish.


Torah and Topics: No Experience Needed

Discuss current issues that we face in the world and see how Jewish values can guide us during difficult or uncertain times. No previous Torah study is needed in fact this is the perfect opportunity for anyone who is curious about Jewish learning. In a relaxed setting a new topic will be discussed each month.
Topics will include: Is it every okay to lie? What is our responsibility to the environment? What does Jewish tradition have to say about immigration?


Dates coming soon Saturdays  at 10:00 am

Click here to register and for location information.


Shabbat Morning Walks  

Start the morning by heading into beautiful Lewis Morris park. Spend time appreciating the relaxing and meditative qualities of nature.  This walk will not be strenuous and will be good for everyone who enjoys walking.  Beginning in July we will be walking together with Bethel AME Church.  This will be a wonderful way to get to know members of another local faith community.


Check back for Dates in the Spring

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A Few Past Events


Bubbe Meises & Superstitions        

Looking for something to do now that all the good TV shows have ended?  Come learn why we say, “I will keep my fingers crossed for you” or why rain on a wedding day is good luck.

Judaism has lots of superstitious traditions.  Come learn about the rationale behind them and share your favorites too.



Learn to Bake Rugulach         
Come and learn the history of this delicious treat and how to make a tried and true version of cinnamon rugulach that can be adapted for other flavors.

Click here for the recipe  so that you can prep the dough in advance if you would like and then bake along with Rabbi Miller Via Zoom