MAKOMnj is a new, independent Jewish community.  We offer positive, meaningful Jewish and Jew-ish experiences that help everyone feel connected and find meaning in their own way. There is no judgement, no strings attached (except the ones you want to form) and no dues. We are not your childhood synagogue.  We are Judaism outside the box!

Singles, couples and families of all kinds are welcome.


Spending time with MAKOMnj just feels good. We are not bound by a particular location. We meet in homes, event spaces and other interesting venues in and around Morris and Essex Counties.

We are so excited to get started!

Welcome to MAKOMnj.

We’re glad you’re here.


Makom is pronounced mah-KOHM. In Hebrew it means “place.” It is also another name for God.


MAKOMnj is the place where we take the time to get to know one another and recognize the God-like qualities and goodness within each person.


Our Vision: MAKOMnj is a joyful Jewish community where all are welcome!


Our Mission: MAKOMnj is the place where Jewish life is celebrated, relationships are nurtured, learning is engaging, accessible and enjoyable for people of all ages and all abilities, prayer is meaningful and inspiring, everyone is valued, we do good deeds, and help others.