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Our Intention

Open your heart, awaken your mind, and deepen your tradition at HaMakom.

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.


Rabbi Jack Shlachter helps us connect more deeply with our tradition through his leadership. Hazzan Cindy Freedman‘s boundless energy and vocal talent is a shining example of dedication, as she infuses our weekly Shabbat services with ruach.  

Religious Services

HaMakom provides a weekly Shabbat morning service that starts at 9:45 am Saturday mornings. We also hold a Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat service once or twice a month, except during the summer. 

HaMakom offers a full range of High Holiday services from Selichot through Simchat Torah. Other events throughout the year include periodic Kabbalat Shabbat services, a community Seder, Shavuot, building a community Sukkah, Purim and other significant days.

Jewish Arts and Education

The HaMakom Arts and Education Program provides lectures, films, and discussion groups based on Jewish-related topics. Your support will assure the continuance of the programming we offer in service to the New Mexico Jewish community. Visit for weekly updates.

HaMakom services and events are fragrance-free in support of chemically sensitive members. Please refrain from using scented body products.

To learn more about HaMakom and our services or programs, visit Services or Arts and Education or please contact us directly.

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