#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. […]


Manifest Sanctuary This Wknd

Friends, Like so many of us at this time of transition, we at Lab/Shul are reflecting on what’s next, focusing on our role in co-creating opportunities for sanctuary. We are partnering with allies to take care of ourselves and of each other, providing spaces of safety, healing, action and support. Hundreds of you joined us this…


Now and Next: Intentions and Reflections from a Difficult Week

Friends, Today this country marks Veterans Day, honoring all those who fought and those who fell serving this nation.  Veterans Day was declared in 1954, renaming an existing day of remembrance known as Armistice Day which marked the moment in which the “Great World War,” as it was then still known, came to an end: 11am on 11/11, 1918….




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