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.

FamilyLab: When You Wish Upon a Star

  • 05:30 PM
  • Address provided upon RSVP

Introducing FamilyLab: A grassroots gathering for Jewish and “Jew-ish” families with young children ages 0-8 (siblings welcome).

Centered around the family table and facilitated by Lab/Shul’s teaching artists, this month we’ll gather on a Saturday at dusk in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood, to celebrate the ritual of Havdallah. Havdallah means Separation and it’s a sensory experiential ritual that ends Shabbat and begins the week -marking our transformations with a flame, fresh herbs and scents, sweet grapes from vine to wine and shared intentions for the week. With Lab/Shul’s unique God-optional approach to tradition, text, and story, FamilyLab is open to those who identify as Jewish, Jew-ish, and everything in between. Bring your PJs to cuddle up with gentle lullabies and wishes for the coming week.

Lab/Shul is grateful for our partnership with PJ Library in bringing FamilyLab to NYC families. Whether you own your own Havdallah candle or it’ll be your first time lighting up, all families are welcome! This event is FREE. Space is limited, please RSVP.




Saturday, January 13, 2018
5:30pm Welcome
6:00pm Program Start Time



Address in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood provided upon RSVP



Space is limited, please RSVP.  Email questions to [email protected]



2017-2018 FamilyLab Dates: November 17, December 13, January 13, February 23, March 26, and May 5.