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.

Limmud NY

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Join Amichai and Shira Kline and Lab/Shul for a packed weekend of learning without limits. The conference takes place in Stamford, CT. 
They WILL sell out so make sure you book  your place for this incredible opportunity to learn with Amichai, Sing with Shira and eat, drink and connect with community.
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Schedule of Amichai and Shira’s events over the weekend:

Renewal Kabbalat Shabbat Service (with David Ingber, Shira Kline, Amichai Lau-Lavie, and Basya Schechter)
Come join us in a joyful celebration of Shabbat. Based in music, meditation, and teachings, this Carlebach-style service will be accessible to all. Note: There will be mixed seating and instruments will be used.

Friday Night Tisch (with Dasi Fruchter, Shira Kline, and Amichai Lau- Lavie)
“Tisch” (Yiddish for “table”) is the Hasidic custom of gathering around a table to share songs, words and drinks—all of the kind that warm you up on the inside. Prepare yourself to experience the best of Shabbat and Limmud NY, all wrapped up in one joyous and uplifting session. Note: some alcohol will be available for participants ages 21 and over.
 
All You Need is Four Words: Family Fun for Shabbat (with Shira Kline, and Amichai Lau-Lavie)
Start Shabbat with a smile, a song, a stretch, and the only four words you’ll ever need to know. Join a musical, interactive, and everybody-friendly Shabbat morning celebration led by Lab/Shul’s Amichai Lau-Lavie and Shira Kline. Suitable for kids and grownups ages 4 and up. Note: There will be mixed seating, and musical instruments will be used. Following this session, the Lab/Shul and Romemu teams will join together for Torah reading in the session “Moses in the Sky with Sapphires: A Shared Storah Service.”
Moses in the Sky with Sapphires: Storah Service (with David Ingber, Shira Kline, Amichai Lau-Lavie, and Basya Schechter)
Climb with us to explore the lesser-known version of what happened on top of Mount Sinai when the Torah was revealed—then, and now.  Join the Lab/Shul and Romemu teams for a shared Storah Service featuring Mishpatim (this week’s Torah portion), with live chanting, dramatized translation, music, midrash and interactive learning, Storahtelling-style (suitable for ages 6 and up). Note: There will be mixed-gender seating, and musical instruments will be used during this session.  
A Lab/Shul style mincha (afternoon service) Including Torah study (not Torah reading), meditation, and liturgy. Musical instruments will not be used. This session is dedicated to the memory of Amichai’s father, Naphtali Lau-Lavie.

Inspired by the Jewish Shmita tradition, FallowLab is Lab/Shul’s year-long journey that reinterprets the biblical agricultural practice of a year of release to the land and to the farmer, reapplied for today’s social, economic and digital reality.Join Amichai Lau-Lavie to explore the essence of Shmita, its application to our digital lives, and create better balance between your actual and virtual living. 

Amichai & Nigel have been exploring shmita and its contemporary applications. In this session, they will share texts on shmita; they’ll reflect on their own experience thus far; and they’ll offer an opportunity to think about the interaction between shmita in Jewish tradition and in our lives.
 
Justice is a hallmark of the Jewish people. Today, many organizations are using models of social justice learning and activism to connect to under-engaged Jews. Using food justice as our activism model, we will discuss both successes and challenges faced in using social justice as a primary organizing tool.