A Unique Jewish Community Makom Ohr Shalom services blend Jewish tradition with creative, contemporary forms of worship. We are unique in many ways, praying through meditation, chanting, and singing soulful music. Members participate out of genuine desire to create a community that fosters inner growth, spirituality, and creativity. Makom has inspired members to become cantors, cantorial soloists, rabbis, composers of original music, Torah scholars, and spiritual healers. Our Shabbat Services Together, on Shabbat, we take deep breaths, chant shalom, and find inner peace through prayer and meditation. We light Shabbat candles. We practice gratitude and count our blessings, which is deeply rooted in our tradition. We sing songs that open our hearts and connect us with the Divine. We study Torah and use the wisdom of our tradition to guide us in leading ethical lives, healing our relationships and doing tikkun olam, repairing our world. We honor our dead by saying kaddish. Our prayer books include English, Hebrew, and Transliterations. We pray in a way that invites both the beginner and the more experienced to dive deeply into personal prayer work. We Welcome You Makom is a community that welcomes beginners and tzadiks alike; interfaith couples and families; singles; families, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC. Our services are egalitarian, and we value inclusivity. A Feeling of Community We encourage our members to participate by sharing their talents, ideas, and skills to build programming and community. We get to know each other by sharing ideas during Torah study, schmoozing after services, volunteering, and participating. Members are welcome to audition to sing on our bima and join our Makom Ohr Shalom Choir, which performs at High Holy Day services and throughout the year. We are smaller than most shuls, which allows for more intimacy and connection. Our community often feels like a closely bonded havurah. Our Mission Statement Makom Ohr Shalom is a Jewish Renewal congregation focusing on spiritual, mystical, meditative, and healing traditions of Judaism. We seek to enhance and renew our personal and collective relationship with HaShem through joyful music, prayer, and Torah study, within a warm and supportive community. We provide a loving home for heart, spirit, and body.
About Us
Our mailing address: P.O. Box 5086, West Hills, CA 91307 Telephone: (818) 658-1800 Email: makomohrshalominfo@gmail.com
About Us
Our mailing address: P.O. Box 5086, West Hills, CA 91307 Telephone: (818) 658-1800 Email: makomohrshalominfo@gmail.com
A Unique Jewish Community Makom Ohr Shalom services blend Jewish tradition with creative, contemporary forms of worship. We are unique in many ways, praying through meditation, chanting, and singing soulful music. Members participate out of genuine desire to create a community that fosters inner growth, spirituality, and creativity. Makom has inspired members to become cantors, cantorial soloists, rabbis, composers of original music, Torah scholars, and spiritual healers. Our Shabbat Services Together, on Shabbat, we take deep breaths, chant shalom, and find inner peace through prayer and meditation. We light Shabbat candles. We practice gratitude and count our blessings, which is deeply rooted in our tradition. We sing songs that open our hearts and connect us with the Divine. We study Torah and use the wisdom of our tradition to guide us in leading ethical lives, healing our relationships and doing tikkun olam, repairing our world. We honor our dead by saying kaddish. Our prayer books include English, Hebrew, and Transliterations. We pray in a way that invites both the beginner and the more experienced to dive deeply into personal prayer work. We Welcome You Makom is a community that welcomes beginners and tzadiks alike; interfaith couples and families; singles; families, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC. Our services are egalitarian, and we value inclusivity. A Feeling of Community We encourage our members to participate by sharing their talents, ideas, and skills to build programming and community. We get to know each other by sharing ideas during Torah study, schmoozing after services, volunteering, and participating. Members are welcome to audition to sing on our bima and join our Makom Ohr Shalom Choir, which performs at High Holy Day services and throughout the year. We are smaller than most shuls, which allows for more intimacy and connection. Our community often feels like a closely bonded havurah. Our Mission Statement Makom Ohr Shalom is a Jewish Renewal congregation focusing on spiritual, mystical, meditative, and healing traditions of Judaism. We seek to enhance and renew our personal and collective relationship with HaShem through joyful music, prayer, and Torah study, within a warm and supportive community. We provide a loving home for heart, spirit, and body.