Makom NY is a new place for suburban Jews to find a different kind of community - a place to meet our emerging and diverse Jewish needs. Makom’s goal is to make Judaism a vehicle for flourishing.

Rabbi Deborah Bravo

Rabbi Deborah Bravo is the spiritual leader and founder of Makom NY: A New Kind of Jewish Community. This community seeks to reach the unaffiliated and unengaged Jew in suburban Long Island.  Prior to creating Makom NY, Rabbi Bravo served as the senior rabbi of North Shore Synagogue in Syosset, NY, as the rabbi and spiritual leader of Temple Emanu-El in Edison, NJ, and as the associate rabbi and rabbi educator for Congregation B¹nai Jeshurun in Short Hills, NJ. Rabbi Bravo began her rabbinate as the assistant rabbi at Washington Hebrew Congregation in DC, one of the largest Reform synagogues across the States. She is a Rabbis Without Borders member, and a member of the Hakhel 2nd Incubator Cohort. She and her husband David now reside in Woodbury, NY with their two children, Samuel, 13, and Sophie, 10.