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.

Sabbath King: Fruit Feast + MLK Wknd Preacher Swap

  • 06:00 PM
  • City Point - 10 City Point, Brooklyn


Monthly ritual circle of live music, mindfulness and poetic intentions welcoming your Sabbath Queen + open bar and tapas. Third Friday of every month, Oct-Jun.

THIS MONTH: Our annual mystical multidimensional feast of fruits throughout Sabbath worship in honor of the upcoming full moon of Tu B’Shivat #BeFruitful + a preacher swap and worship sharing to honor MLK Weekend. Featuring guest preaching from Rev. Derrick McQueen, kabbalistic art installation from Jessica Tamar Deutsch (Lab/Shul Artist-in-Residence), and original poetry from Ezra Bookman.

We are honored to welcome Rev. Dr. Derrick McQueen of St. James Presbyterian Church, the continuation of the oldest African American Presbyterian church in New York City. St. James will welcome Rabbi Amichai and Rabbi Emily on SUNDAY 1/20 @ 11am to their morning worship as their guest preachers. All are welcome – details here!



Friday, January 18th, 2019
6:00pm – 7:00pm Happy Hour (Open Bar 21+)
7:00pm – 8:30pm Live musical liturgy, poetry, and contemplative pause
8:30+ Catered Vegetarian Community Feast (Advanced Purchase Required)



City Point – 445 Albee Square W, Brooklyn, NY 11201



2. Please bring a food offering for Happy Hour: vegetarian snacks, fruit, cheese, dips, or even something more substantial!
3. Lab/Shul is committed to keeping Shabbat free for everyone, but we really can’t do it without you. Please make a donation of any amount that feels comfortable to you – a gift from your heart to ours.



Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, Ritual Leader
Naomi Less, Ritual Leader
Rabbi Emily Cohen, Ritual Leader
Rev. Derrick McQueen, Guest Ritual Leader
Jessica Tamar Deutsch, Guest Ritual Artist
Ezra Bookman, Guest Poet
Elsa Nilsson, Flute
Aryeh Kobrinsky, Bass
Glenn Grossman, Percussion