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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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  • Friday
    Oct  25
     
     
    #ShowUpForShabbat

    Friday, Oct 25th 7:30p to 8:30p
    Last year, on October 27, we witnessed unspeakable horror at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue. The murder of 11 innocent Jews at prayer represented the worst of humanity. The following weekend, we saw the best. Millions of people of all faiths rallied around the #ShowUpForShabbat initiative, packing synagogues in what became the largest-ever expression of solidarity with the American Jewish community. On the one-year anniversary, we once again call on all people of good conscience to #ShowUpForShabbat. Let us come together to honor the victims and raise our collective voice for a world free of antisemitism, hate, and bigotry.

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  • Saturday
    Oct  26
     
     
    Torah Study

    Shabbat, Oct 26th 9:15a to 10:15a

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  • Saturday
    Oct  26
     
     
    Shabbat Service

    Shabbat, Oct 26th 10:30a to 11:30a

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  • Saturday
    Oct  26
    "Pipeline," A Play
    Motzei Shabbat, Oct 26th 7:00p to 9:00p
    Makom Solel Lakeside joins with Religious Leaders United to present a production of the play, "Pipeline." Tickets are $15 and available through the administrative office (they will also be sold at the door). Hosted at Holy Cross Catholic Church (724 Elder Ln) in Deerfield.

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