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Project Ore Postponed

Hey y’all, We were really looking forward to bringing gifts and smiles (and warmth) to Project ORE today, but unfortunately we’ve been snowed out. Very few of their participants go out in weather like this and in order to ensure the safety of everyone involved we are going to have to reschedule.   Stay tuned…

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THIS THURSDAY! A Refreshing Take on Purim at Project ORE

Our focus this Purim? Take care of each other, upgrading the art of the goody-bag exchange (a.k.a mishloach manot) as a superpowered tool to forge friendships and build communal bonds. Read Amichai’s note about this focus HERE. Watch him speak about it HERE.  Purim Pizza & Tea Party @ Project ORE An everybody-friendly Purim pizza &…

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Her First Purim – Justice Club brings smiles to the Jewish Home residents

In well over 80 years, Ms. Fujimoto had never heard of Purim. And yet there she was, one of the most enthusiastic and lively people in the room, a “Hello My Name Is” name tag slapped to her forehead, meticulously crafting little flower pots for all her friends that were too sick to participate. But not…

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PURIM 2015: This Year’s Focus – sober note from Amichai

PURIM 2015:  LOOK MA – NO MASK! Purim was always my favorite. Ever since I can remember it’s been about finding the perfect costume and becoming, just for one day, another – maybe better – version of me. As a kid I’d get going on the costume research as soon as the High Holy Days…

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Henrietta’s Kaddish – Amichai’s Homage to a Lesser Known Religious Leader

2/23/15 This past weekend marked the new moon of the Hebrew month of Adar, and in Israel this past Friday was also celebrated as ‘Family Day’ the newest reiteration of ‘Mother’s Day’ – renamed in the 1990’s to be more inclusive to all parents and care-givers. Even when this day was invented in Israel in…

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Five Fab Facts about our First Friday Night Celebration

1. 100 people showed up – ages, genders, races and religions, mixed up for the Sabbath Queen Arrival. Many new faces! Thrilled to welcome all.  2. Her Majesty Showed Up. Not just at the moment when we opened the door to bow to the imaginary queen and one of our latecomers got the best welcome of…

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Live Stream Next Week’s 26 Holocaust Memorial Event

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is excited to announce that they will be live streaming this very special Museum program.  Next Thursday, February 26, at 7:00pm, tune into Stories of Regeneration from the Second Generation through the link below and watch it live from anywhere in the world!…

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Save the Date: Lab/Shul Gala 2015

On June 16, the Lab/Shul community will celebrate its second year with a superstar Gala, back at City Winery. In the past year we’ve welcomed hundreds of new seekers at dozens of programs for all ages and interests, as we keep on co-creating an everybody-friendly, artist driven, sustainable and inspiring congregation for the 21st Century. …

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13 petalled roses for you

“`As the rose among the thorns, so is my love among the maidens’ (Song of Songs 2:2): What is the rose? It is the Community of Israel, the gathering of tribes. For there is a rose above and a rose below. Just as the rose which is among the thorns has red and white, so…

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Reimagine what ‘member’ is called?? Town Hall Report

On 2/11/15 over 30 people who love Lab/Shul gathered at our annual Town Hall Meeting to talk about what it means to build community – and how we will do so, grassroots style, from the ground up. The conversation focused on new ‘membership models’ that go beyond dues and obligation to voluntary and optional. And beyond…