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The “People’s Pastor” Joins Freedom’s Feast!

Fighting for freedom calls for all hands on deck. Over 25 faith leaders, social activists, and artists will join us at Freedom’s Feast on April 4th, including these two extraordinary role models: Rev. Herbert Daughtry and Stosh Cotler Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity – RESERVE YOUR TICKETS now before we sell out! Stosh…

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Morning Has Broken – Shabbat AM Recap

Spring has officially sprung in New York City and Lab/Shul gave it a very warm welcome. Like most New Yorkers I was SO ready for Spring, and in my head I probably felt that the sooner I put away my winter stuff the faster it would arrive. So there I was, on what was supposed to be…

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Celebrating Empty Chairs – Laura Jacobs’ Art

Empty chairs are full of meaning. Sometimes pain, loss – and always potential.  Last week I got to celebrate Laura Jacbos’ incredible art at the New York Studio School. http://www.laurajacobsart.com/Laura joined the Storahtelling Lab/Shul family this past year, and joined my in grief these past months as she mourns the death of her father. She…

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Today we Honor a Visionary Leader

The road to peace is paved with patience – and passion.  Join Lab/Shul and me on June 16th to celebrate a passionate Peacemaker who reminds us of what it takes to build bridges and inspires us to continue believing in justice and working for peace. The road to peace is long… but there are many milestones to celebrate along…

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How to Do Non-Do – FallowLab #5

This morning I overslept. My normal routine was scrambled as I raced around my apartment buttoning my shirt while simultaneously eating cereal, packing my lunch, and checking Facebook. Then, like a flash, I remembered what LabShuler David Ford shared last night at our monthly FallowLab Salon Series: David keeps a small chime near his front door and whenever he’s rushing…

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Be a part of Freedom’s Feast on April 4th

Join us for Freedom’s Feast: A sacred night led by Jewish and Christian faith leaders, along with performing artists, musicians and local leaders, to share a meaningful moment in a unique celebration of memory, freedom and human dignity.  April 4th 2015 marks the first day of Passover, the Eve of Easter Sunday, and the anniversary of Dr. Martin…

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Unplug – and Unfriend Facebook?

This Friday at sundown marks the annual National Day of Unplugging, otherwise known as Shabbat. The National Day of Unplugging, which was birthed by Reboot, is a “24 hour period – running from sundown to sundown – and starts on the first Friday in March. The project is an outgrowth of The Sabbath Manifesto, an adaption of our…

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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…