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Stop. Pause. Reflect.
An invitation to look inside.

Selichot is a night of soul-searching and introspection. Selichot is a Hebrew word meaning "forgiveness." It refers to communal prayers asking for Divine forgiveness recited beginning the Saturday night before Rosh HaShanah, the start of the Jewish New Year, and some recite them daily on the High Holydays between the New Year and Yom Kippur.

Join Makom Shalom for this unique, free event! We will screen the film, “A Serious Man," which asks questions about ethics, morality, the nature of evil, the relevance of Judaism. We’ll explore our answers.


Rabbi Michael Davis welcomes you to Makom Shalom and describes why our congregation is so special.


For both visitors and members, Makom Shalom is a place of deep and abiding hope that inspires us to be our best selves. Our services will elevate you at the end of a long work week, with song, meditation, and prayer.  

Our synagogue shares a commitment to Chicago and to racial and economic justice in our city. We do this work as a Jewish, spiritual practice in deep partnership with other faiths. This is how we honor Tikkun Olam, healing the world.


Join us for High Holy Days

Rosh Hashana Eve starts

September 29, 7:45 pm, at Broadway UMC

What makes Makom Shalom special?
Our members use these words to explain!

What makes Makom Shalom Special?

About Makom

Click here to learn more about our community, mission, and advocacy work.

Whoever you are, whomever you love, whatever your traditions, we welcome you.