Advice From Kermit

“Last night, 15 Lab/Shul co-creators answered our first ever Community Call to Action to share their energy, excitement, and exasperation in this moment when our political future feels uncertain.

The resounding answer: connect. Or our sage Kermit the Frog says, “Some day we’ll find it / The rainbow connection / The lovers, the dreamers, and me.””

Salaam, Shalom, and Curious Hope

On Sunday, I sat, cried, and sang with 500 Muslim and Jewish women at the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom gathering in Madison, NJ. We came together to connect, to learn, and to communicate that we are with each other. No matter what comes, we will guard one another as sisters.

#PassLightOn: Lab/Shul’s December, Beyond Dreidels

Hello darkness, our old friend: The longest night of the year is soon upon us, along with the holiday season. We invite you to ignite the nights ahead, for ourselves and for each other, well into the new year and beyond. Be the light you want to see in the world, and then #PassLightOn.

Downtown Jewish Life December Newsletter

Lab/Shul is proud to be a founding member of Downtown Jews – a network of organizations who partner together to engage with and provide Downtown Manhattan with experiences that foster an inclusive Jewish community.

Fired Up, Ready to Go

Dear Lab/Shul, It’s post-election. Pre-hanukkah. And it’s time to light it up. ‘Tis is the season for organizing. And here’s how we, at Lab/Shul, get organized: communicate educate activate Communicate: on Dec. 5th and 15th, we convene by phone and video conference for Lab/Shul’s Community Call to Action. Together, we’ll discuss what’s happening in the…

Why I’m Saying No, for Now, to Love: An Open Letter from Amichai

I’m writing this letter to you all mid-air today, on my way to Israel for three weeks, looking forward to quality time with family and friends. I’ve gone pescatarian so no turkey, but this is a precious opportunity to be with loved ones sharing gratitude for all our blessings, even those that come, at times, as challenges. […]




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