Makom: Meditation + Mindfulness


Meditation and mindfulness are time-tested techniques and practices that can help us manage the stresses of the modern world and allow us to really appreciate what life has to offer.

From our daily facilitated meditation sessions to special evenings with world-renowned meditation teachers and experts in the field, Makom offers a wonderful array of courses and events. So whether you are a beginner interested in learning more about meditation and how to begin a practice or an experienced meditator looking for special workshops or urban retreats, you can find it all at Makom.


A leader in the area of mindfulness meditation, Makom at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan offers classes in mindfulness for parents, families with special needs, writers and artists, and more.

Jewish Spirituality

Additionally, we explore Jewish spiritual practice and illuminate various aspects of Jewish mysticism. Through workshops and retreats centered on Jewish contemplative practice, monthly evenings of Jewish chant, opportunity to study the ethical practice of mussar, and more, Makom provides an oasis for Jewish spirituality in the midst of the noise of the city.

Throughout the year we welcome you to join us for our annual Day of Kabbalah in partnership with the Carlebach Shul, events focused on neo-Chassidism, days of learning centered on the deep teachings of Chassidic masters, and concerts with mystical themes. Whatever your Jewish spirit needs to grow, you can find it at Makom.

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Recurring classes include:

  • Daily Instructed Meditation
  • Drum Circle
  • Reiki
  • Meditate Write Now


Complicated Materials by Omri Goren

Opening Reception: Mon, Aug 29, 6–8 pm
Drop In Hours: Tue, Aug 30, 9 am–2 pm, Wed, Aug 31 + Thu, Sep 1, noon–7 pm
Free and open to the public | Located in Makom | For more information, please contact

As a child, Omri Goren and his grandfather, Michael Shlomovitch, drew together on Saturdays. Although Omri preferred models and dresses as subjects, his grandfather insisted that he sketch views of Israeli landscapes and laborers. Thirty years later, Goren’s latest showcase features pieces of his grandfather’s paintings transformed into brooches of various shapes. The intergenerational dialogue developed through this process reflects the complex relationship between Goren and his grandfather, and their family legacy. 

During this limited showcase, view a one-of-a-kind collection of brooches designed by fashion and jewelry designer Omri Goren. The themes of this unique four-day display include family and the transformation of Israel through the years.

Michael Shlomovitch, Goren’s grandfather, was born in Rishon Lezion in 1920 and died in 1995. The source of his artistic inspiration was the landscapes of his youth: the shared lives of Jews and Arabs, peddlers in the market who were his friends, hard-working people he knew, news stories that influenced him, and famous personalities he admired and painted.

Omri Goren was born in 1980 in Kfar Shmuel. A graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, he works as a fashion and jewelry designer and holds a doctorate from the Sorbonne. Goren is a senior lecturer in the Department of Jewelry and Fashion Design at Bezalel and in the Department of Fashion Design at the WIZO Haifa Academy of Design and Education.

Help us continue to ensure accessible programming for everyone. Please support Makom: Meditation + Mindfulness at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.