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Your NYC Ballot Initiatives EXPLAINED + Day Of Tips + Post-Election Survival Strategy

Hey Lab/Shul, 4 important things for tomorrow…and the days after: 1. Know Thy Ballot Issues! Sue Ellen Dodell, former General Counsel for New York City Campaign Finance Board and Lab/Shul Justice Team co-creator, created a simple, informative, non-partisan breakdown of the three ballot proposals up for a vote – please read and share! 2. Flip…

Know Thy NYC Ballot Proposals! A Simple Guide To Help You Decide

Sue Ellen Dodell, Lab/Shul Justice Team co-creator and former General Counsel for New York City Campaign Finance Board, created a simple, informative, non-partisan breakdown of the three ballot proposals up for a vote in New York City. Please feel free to share with friends and family. CLICK HERE FOR A PDF with simple descriptions +…

Keeping Safe, Talking with Our Teens, & Coming Together

Dearest Lab/Shul Community, Many firsts this week. As I mark almost 16 months on the job here as Executive Director, I mark a “first” that I will never forget: the lightning speed mobilization of our spiritual leadership to create soul-fuel-stations for grief and gathering in the wake of a national tragedy, enabling us to feel…

Talking to Teens about Pittsburgh: Guide & Resources from Rabbi Emily

At this challenging moment, we are all affected. Jewish, Jew/ish, or ally of another faith background, each of us has work to do to support our diverse community. The tips below are a jumping off point for engaging with teens about last week’s attack. We recognize that these quickly-sourced tips still come days after the…

48 Hours Later: Now, Next, Words, and Hopes to Help Us Rise Together

Photo: Ali Levin Photography 48 hours later: We leave this horrific weekend hearts still aching, hurting for and with our family and friends in Pittsburgh. So many competing thoughts and feelings, responses and reactions. Being together helps. My deepest thanks to the hundreds of you who gathered with us at Saturday’s Rapid Response Havdalah with West…

Lab/Shul Launches Refugee Task Force: A Note From Rabbi Amichai

All photos taken at the International School of Peace by Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie We Jews are a nation of refugees. Abraham and Sarah were once refugees, fleeing their home at a time of famine, finding sanctuary among strangers across the border. So it was for Isaac & Rebecca, for Jacob and his vast tribe, for…

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