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Pretty People, Peace, and a Party – Gala 2015 Photos!

If you missed it, on June 16, 2015 at City Winery we honored and celebrated artist and peacemaker, David Broza. The gala featured the best of Lab/Shul’s live music and City Winery’s cuisine. It was an amazing night! The After-Party: Broza Unplugged turned into an on-the-floor sing-along kumsitz with the great peacemaker bards of old…

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Pride, Pain, Progress

This past Friday President Obama sang along with mourners in Charleston, leading a moving rendition of “Amazing Grace.” And at the same time, here in NYC, celebrations erupted outside Stonewall with the great news from our Supreme Court.  I was there on Christopher Street along with Lab/Shul friends and family, proud, happy, humbled, very emotional and…

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What Will Your Tenth Verse Be?

My tenth verse is the one, though unspoken, that was in everyone’s heart at last night’s powerful multifaith vigil praying together for healing and justice: “How amazing it is for sisters and brothers to sit together in silence, song, grief and growth – Hineh ma tov uma na’im shevet achim gam yachad.” And let us not just…

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Multifaith Vigil for the Charleston Massacre

NINE SOULS, NINE VERSES A Multi-faith Vigil of Prayer and Scripture for the Charleston Massacre  June 24, 2015 7:00-8:30pm West End Presbyterian Church, 165 West 105th Street NYC Please join us for a musical multi-faith vigil marking a week since the Charleston attack. We will honor the nine innocent lives who had gathered to study sacred…

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Today we roll in ashes: Note by Amichai

Ramadan begins today, a month of spiritual reconnection for Muslims worldwide. Tamuz begins today, the Hebrew month that brings us into the annual season of honoring all that’s broken in our lives so that we can reconnect to what’s sacred and worth fixing.  Like Ramadan, Tamuz brings with it fast days intended to connect us…

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An EPIC Celebration! – 2015 Gala & After-Party

What a night! Lab/Shul’s second annual (sold out!) Gala turned into an on-the-floor sing-along kumsitz with the great peacemaker bards of old and new – David Broza,Peter Yarrow, Theodore Bikel, and Ali Paris. David has performed with Lab/Shul many times before, but nothing will ever compare to the energy, open heart, and passion that he…