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If you haven’t already renewed your membership or purchased High Holidays tickets, please do so today! Click Here.  If you need information or help, please contact us at info@hamakomtheplace.org or 505.992.1905.

We wish a refuah shlemah for our dear Rabbi Emerita Malka Drucker who’s medical condition with severe lower-back pain, is preventing her from travel and joining the community for High Holidays this year.




We are fortunate to have the leadership of Hazzan Cindy Freedman: this will be her 13th High Holidays serving HaMakom! 


For Rosh HaShanah, she will be joined by Miryam Levy, a longtime member of HaMakom who received ordination as a Rabbinic Pastor from the Rabbinic Seminary Program of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. She has led meditation and chant retreats across the United States. Miryam serves as a staff chaplain at Christus St. Vincent Medical Center in Santa Fe.

For Yom Kippur, we are honored to be joined by guest Rabbis Arthur Waskow and Phyllis Berman! Several of our members have met them at Jewish renewal gatherings and worked with them over the years. We know it will be a deep, healing, and wonderful experience for the whole community. Here’s a bit more information about them:



Rabbi Arthur O. Waskow founded and directs The Shalom Center, and is a Pathfinder of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, an international network. His books include Godwrestling; Godwrestling-Round 2: Ancient Wisdom, Future Paths, which was named “Best Religion Book of the Year”; The Freedom Seder; Seasons of Our Joy; Torah of the Earth: Exploring 4,000 Years of Ecology in Jewish Thought, Vol. 2: Down-to-Earth Judaism, and many others.


Rabbi Phyllis O. Berman founded and until last year directed the Riverside Language Program, a renowned intensive school for newly arrived immigrants and refugees. Berman has also, since the early 1980s, been a leading Jewish-renewal liturgist, prayer leader, storywriter, and storyteller. From 1994 to 2005, she directed the Summer Program of the Elat Chayyim Center for Healing and Renewal.


Each Wednesday in September, the Hebrew month of Elul, at 5:30 PM
Chanting, meditation, singing High Holiday melodies

Welcome the blast of the Shofar
Deep preparation for the High Holidays.
Led by Hazzan Cindy Freedman 


Selichot Observance

Saturday September 24 at 7:30 at the home of Deborah Avren
call 310-694-6446 for address and directions




Our New Location:

Unitarian Universalist Congregation

107 W. Barcelona @ Galisteo

Santa Fe






Welcome to HaMakom, a Jewish community that nourishes heart, mind, and spirit, fostering belonging through deep and joyful Jewish practice. We honor both tradition and renewal; heart-opening music; learning in community; and tikkun olam, compassion in action. HaMakom values and practices inclusion and diversity; members from every generation, walk of life, and level of observance feel at home here.

HaMakom means “The Place.” It is one of God’s names. Like the tent of Abraham, our door is open. Please experience our Shabbat services, holiday celebrations, continuing education programs, and other activities, and when you’re ready, consider a membership in our spirited community.

Join us to reclaim your spiritual center every Saturday at 9:45 AM.  Torah service begins around 11:00 AM.  We discuss the Torah parsha around 11:45 AM. Our Oneg is a community potluck served around 12:30 following Kiddush. Please bring a kosher/vegetarian dish to share with 4 -5 people.



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