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NEW DATE: Back to Eden: FallowLab Monthly Study Salon 4 + Tu Bishvat Special Celebration of Fruits

  • 06:30 PM


PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE: TUESDAY 2/10/15

FallowLab’S Session # 4: Back to Eden + Tu Bishvat Special Celebration of Fruit

“There are 85 different types of fruit jams in the supermarket across the street from my house.

That’s good, right? who doesn’t love choices? Or is it?”

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Ever since that first moment of choosing to eat the fruit in the Garden of Eden, we humans have been blessed and cursed with the power of choice.

Abundance  and free markets offer us the world on a dazzling platter; The humanist pursuit of free will governs our systems and offer us the freedom to be who we really want to be. The digital age makes options even easier and even more diverse. Choose your own playlist.


I’m 100% Pro Choice – but aren’t we getting lost in too many choices??  Is there a price tag our souls and society pay for always choosing more, other, and not being satisfied with what there is?  What can we each do to improve our art of choosing?

Shmita – the sabbatical year of release and reset may be helpful here.  In a mythic sense, Shmitai is a return to the notion of Eden – just before the drama of desire started. In an imagined world of ‘enough’ we can maybe learn to make better choices and when not to choose at all.  

Join me for the fourth FallowLab Conversation, with surprising teachings from Jewish, Mormon, psychological, mystical and techno-geek sources: the choice to choose is yours.

JOIN US IN NYC OR ONLINE FOR SESSION #4: Choice. Back to Eden.


LOCATION: The Workmen’s Circle
247 West 37th Street – 5th Floor
6:30pm to 8:30pm – BYO Potluck! 

FREE for Lab/Shul SeasonPass Holders
Click HERE for ticket reservation to individual study salons or the full series
RSVP required.

Amichai Lau-Lavie

FALLOWLAB IS: 

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

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.

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The Fallow Lab Project will include 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.

LOCATION: The Workmen’s Circle
247 West 37th Street – 5th Floor
6:30pm to 8:30pm – BYO Potluck! 

FREE for Lab/Shul SeasonPass Holders
Click HERE for ticket reservation to individual study salons or the full series
RSVP required.