Judeo-Pagan Full Moon Love Dance? Yes Please!

Long nights, full moon, full bloom – all is alive. This Friday bring your friends to our favorite rooftop in Crown Heights and get down with Amichai, Noami, and Shira + world renowned DJ Carol C + live sacred drummer Luca Guacci. Celebrate summer, welcome the Sabbath Queen, dance off the week, and revel in our ancient…


We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest

The Ninth of Av marks the start of our High Holy Days. From the broken, within each of us and in the world, we rise to rebuild and renew both the year and our lives. We are committed to continue the multifaith rising that we co-created yesterday not only this coming Yom Kippur at our Interfaith Prayer for Peace but all year round. And as this sacred work continues, it is so good to know that budding friendships, collaborative spirits, and voices harmonizing in song, silence and story can help the work continue so that, as Rabbi Kerry Chaplin reminded us yesterday – “Justice and Peace will kiss soon,” and often.


Lament -> Rise -> Revel: August @ Lab/Shul

Back from our summers around the world, thrilled with our brand new Rabbinic Fellow and COO, and swooning from almost 250 young professionals at SlowDownTown last Friday, we’re jumping head first into a packed August.


Downtown Jewish Life August 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. Check out the newsletter below or download it.  


“Brothers on the Border” – Interview in Makor Rishon of Rabbi Amichai and Rabbi Benny, now translated!

Rabbi Benny Lau, one of Israel’s leading Modern Orthodox leaders, sits for a shared interview with his younger brother, the newly ordained Conservative Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie. They share similar concerns, different challenges, and very different perspectives on some of the hottest topics and challenges facing modern Jewry. The interview, by Zvika Klein, is in Makor Rishon, one of Israel’s leading newspapers widely read in Orthodox circles.




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