PRAY with us

At MAKOR, we believe that meditation, affirmation and visualization are the most effective forms of personal prayer. Used together, they create a deep connection with the Source (makor) of peace, strength, love and wisdom that dwells within us.

However, keeping our minds and hearts clear is not a “one-and-done” proposition. We’re continually bombarded by negativity, bad news, social media screeds, fear, difficulty, and stress. That’s why, to be effective, affirmative prayer needs to be repeated regularly. As one classic teaching states, “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Or, like co-founder Tehilla Lichtenstein said, “Daily renewal is essential to attainment.” Learn how to pray “affirmatively.”

Shabbat and Holiday Services

MAKOR holds weekly Kabbalat Shabbat services most Friday nights at either 6 pm or 6:30 pm. Services are conducted in our Sanctuary located at the Center for Spiritual Judaism. Click here for directions. We also hold services on the High Holidays and welcome all to join us! Make sure to sign up for our email list to get details and reminders for our services.

Each service offers an opportunity for a spiritual experience, traditional prayer, silent meditation and a lesson offering an antidote to the challenges of everyday life. Our liturgy draws from many sources — traditional Jewish prayer, humanism, and other messages of faith and encouragement. Whatever branch of Judaism or other spiritual path you come from, you are welcome. You’ll be treated to beautiful melodies, stirring Jewish worship, uplifting meditations and inspiring reflections. Bring a friend!

Life-Cycle Events

The Center for Spiritual Judaism and its rabbinic staff can be available for your special life-cycle events. We’ve been honored to host everything from baby-namings to conversions to adult b’nai mitzvah to shiva. For more information call (212) 682-2626.

Our Spiritual Leaders

Our leaders come from diverse spiritual paths and cultural backgrounds. We are black and white, Jew and non-Jew, Jew by birth and Jew by choice, kashrut-observing and bacon-loving, formally ordained and passionately self-educated, gay and straight, coupled and single, male and female. What brings us all together is our love, enthusiasm, and appreciation for MAKOR, where we have all found a place of welcome and unconditional acceptance. Meet our leaders.

The Center for Spiritual Judaism and its rabbinic staff can be available for your special life-cycle events. We’ve been honored to host everything from baby-namings to conversions to adult b’nai mitzvah to shiva. For more information call (212) 682-2626.