Welcome to Lab/Shul, an artist-driven, everybody-friendly, God-optional, pop up, experimental community for sacred Jewish gatherings based in NYC and reaching the world.


Come What MAY

Did you get the invite for our big reveal on June 13th?? Join us for a historical conversation and our annual celebration! Welcome.

Meanwhile, May includes a Mother’s Day Shabbat AM (5/13) at the New Jewish Home, Shavuot in three locations, a focus on mental health at Sabbath Queen (5/19) as part of the First Lady of New York City’s Thrive NYC Mental Health Weekend of Faith + a film screening, conversation with refugees, ongoing weekly actions and much, much more.

Scroll down for the calendar, and stay tuned for some special Shavuot surprises. Looking forward to Welcome.ing you in May…and June. Happy Spring!

– The Lab/Shul Team

Upcoming Events

Love Squad Gathering

If you want to build community at Lab/Shul, join the Love Squad. We are a team of co-creators who focus on how we as Lab/Shul care for one another in moments of vulnerability, moments of joy, and at Lab/Shul gatherings.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
6:00pm – 7:30pm

The Lab/Shul Office – 125 Maiden Lane, Suite 8B

Email [email protected] for info on how to join the Love Squad.

Nava Tehila Album Release Concert

Lab/Shul and Romemu are blessed to welcome the musical prayer leaders of Jerusalem’s Nava Tehila prayer community, for a mystical evening of song, poetry and blessing woven together with the music and poly-rhythms of the holy land.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Romemu (West End Presbyterian Church) – 165 W 105th St

Lab/Shul SeasonPass Holders & Romemu Members:
$25 in advance / $30 at the door

$30 in advance/ $36 at the door


One Refugee’s Story: Seeking Asylum from Libya

Hasan Agili, the only Libyan refugee granted entrance to the United States in 2016, discusses with Rabbi Amichai his struggle as a gay man in his homeland and his long fight to immigrate to New York.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
7:00 pm

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – 36 Battery Pl



At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film explores faith as primary human experience. Rabbi Amichai joins with Academy Award winning director Thomas Lennon for an in-depth conversation after the screening.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
7:00 pm

Rubin Museum of Art – 150 W 17th St


Monthly family-friendly musical morning worship events + Storahtelling-style adult learning, kids programs, and nosh.

Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:30am – 10:00am: God-optional adult study salon w/ Amichai
10:00am – 12:30pm: worship, kids programming, and Storahtelling
12:30pm – 1:00pm: hands on activities with our social justice community partners

New Jewish Home – 120 W 106th St

Unwind + unplug + recharge at our monthly RituaLab welcoming the Sabbath Queen into our lives.

Friday, May 19, 2017
6:00pm – 7:00pm:
 Happy Hour (Open Bar 21+)
7:00pm – 8:30pm: Live Musical Liturgy, Poetry and Contemplative Pause
8:30+ Kiddush: Chill, Drink

The Sirovich Center – 331 E 12th St

Weekly Events

Lab/Shul Organizing will regularly update a proactive opportunity for us to show up for justice together as a community + a curated a selection of tools, resources, and organizations to help your personal, communal, and national efforts.


A 15 minute weekly call to restore, regenerate, and return to who you are – because we are in this for the long game. Facilitated by Rabbi Kerry Chaplin, with guest meditation leaders and inspiration specialists.

Every Monday, 12:00pm ET

Dial: 646-558-8656 or 408-638-0968
Enter Meeting ID: 347 178 799


Weekly call for the benefit of those of us who find attending synagogue/minyan a challenge for any number of reasons and yet wish to take time to honor loved ones with a community of like minded souls.

Every Thursday, 12:00pm ET

Call into the free conference call number: 641-715-3296, Code:978294#

Join Lab/Shul’s Kaddish Club Google Group for updates and reminders.

To Mia Salomon Calzolaio and her family on her upcoming B Mitzvah!

To Sophia Dorf and her family on her upcoming B Mitzvah!

To our Storahtelling Maven and RTB trainer Alexis Fishman on her engagement to Phil Berger!

To Sarah Sokolic, Lab/Shul Board Vice Chair, on her upcoming birthday!


To Adam Levitt and Francine Hermelin and their family on the death of his father Larry Levitt.

To Lab/Shul Board Member Joyce Zinbarg Rosenthal and her family on the death of her mother Joan Zinbarg Hochberg.

To Jill Slater and Marc Schwartzberg and their family on the death of his mother Shirley (Schwartzberg) Cohen.

To Nina Birnbaum and her family on the death of her mother and father.