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Welcome to Makom Solel Lakeside

Makom Solel Lakeside represents our spiritual home. Makom (pronounced with a short “a” and a long “o” and an emphasis on the second syllable) means place—a place where God’s spirit prevails. Makom first appears in the Torah in the story of creation. God gathers all of the water together so that the dry land, the Makom, may appear. It describes the coming together of different sources to create one place, one future, one spiritual home.

Makom is an aspirational name as our community works together to build our place in the world. We build a place filled with spirit, with learning, with justice, with vision and with love. We are stronger together. We have many paths to meaningful Judaism to walk together. Makom is a word filled with holiness.

Finally, our name is historical. Solel and Lakeside remain important even as we look forward to where we are going. In the creation story, the Makom does not just appear, it is the bringing together of what was already there, already existing in different forms and locations. Our separate communities have served us well and our 120 years of history deserve to be preserved and the best of our past carried forward. We carry a great spirit and energy with us into the future.

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Makom Solel Lakeside is a place to find a warm, participatory and supportive community where we embrace the three pillars that support the congregation: worship, lifelong learning and social justice community outreach programs. 

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  • Monday
    Dec  9
     
     
    A Call for Civility Within the United States

    Monday, Dec 9th 11:00a to 12:00p
    A five-session class led by co-founder of Common Ground, Jim Kenney. Where are your roots? Author Colin Woodard argues that they almost certainly link you to one of eleven distinct “nation-states” whose cultural dynamics inform everything from voting patterns, to social values, to the role of government. See if this list makes you want to learn more: Yankeedom, New Netherlands, the Midlands, Tidewater, Greater Appalachia, Deep South, El Norte, the Left Coast, the Far West, New France, and First Nation. We’ll explore each one and see why Woodard’s thesis has attracted adherents from both sides of the U.S. political spectrum. Members: $75 for 5 sessions Non-Members: $85 for 5 sessions For more information, please contact Vanessa Ehrlich at Vehrlich@mymakom.org or (847) 533-3555

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  • Monday
    Dec  9
    Board Meeting
    Monday, Dec 9th 7:30p to 9:30p

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  • Tuesday
    Dec  10
     
     
    Lev Learning

    Tuesday, Dec 10th 4:15p to 5:45p

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  • Thursday
    Dec  12
    Choir Rehearsal
    Thursday, Dec 12th 7:30p to 9:30p

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