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FINAL FALLOWLAB STUDY SALON

  • 4:15 PM
  • Governor's Island

Final Fallow Lab’s Conversation: PURPOSE
August 9th 
4:15 pm to 5:00 pm
Governor’s Island

SHMITA: LESS CONTACTS, MORE CONVERSATIONS. BETTER BALANCE BETWEEN OUR VIRTUAL AND ACTUAL LIVES. 

On August 9 2015, Amichai and Lab/Shul join the Shmita ArtFest on Governor’s Island for a day of art, food, learning and community celebration.

Join Amichai for the final study session of the FallowLab series, picnic style, from 4:15-5pm to start wrapping up the year of fallow living and focusing on PURPOSE – what are we taking from this year of reflection towards better balance between our actual and virtual lives and between our own needs and those of our communities.

Please note: there will NOT be a livestream for this session. Contact [email protected] if you are interested in a video of the session.

Located on Governor’s Island during the Shmita ArtFest. See full schedule here: Shmita ArtFest

FREE TO THE PUBLIC. RSVP


What is FallowLab:

images-2Join Amichai Lau-Lavie and guest teachers for a monthly exploration of the Shmita year as part of Lab/Shul’s Fallow Lab Project, all year long. 

The Fallow Lab Project, spearheaded by Amichai Lau-Lavie and the Lab/Shul NYC Community, in partnership with artists, social media innovators, educators and community leaders worldwide, reclaims and reimagines Shmita for the 21st Century.

The Fallow Lab Project is a year-long process of learning and practicing methods and models for more responsible, healthy and empowering use of technology in our personal and professional lives. This process will enable us to rest, reset and restore – encouraging better balance of work/life, connecting us deeper into the wisdom of our traditions, and cultivating tools for more mindfulness, happiness and global responsibility.

Each month, starting in Tishrei (September 2014) and ending with Elul (August 2015) will feature study with Amichai on key passages from Jewish literary sources on the Shmita and spotlight one area in our digital lives that could benefit from observation, improvement, and possibly, partial or complete release.