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.

Lab/Shul Urban Retreat: Saturday SoulSpa + Community Cocktails

  • 03:30 PM
  • JCC Harlem – 318 W 118th St


All ages afternoon gathering of meditative music and poetic prayer, ritual art, interactive adult learning with our rabbis, Lab/Jr. kids action + drinks, treats, and Havdala.


Passover Prep for the whole family with a special Storahtelling performance written and performed by Rabbi Amichai.

Urban Retreat: Lab/Shul invites you to a special Shabbat in Harlem, sunset to sunset. Join us after worship to ease slowly back into the week over Community Cocktails, just down the street at Harlem Tavern. Come full circle by joining us the previous night at Sabbath Queen + Community Feast – Monthly ritual circle of live music, mindfulness and poetic intentions welcoming your Sabbath Queen + open bar and tapas.


March 17th
3:30pm Doors Open
4:00pm – 5:00pm All Ages Meditative Music, Poetic Prayer, Storahtelling
5:15pm – 6:00pm Interactive adult learning with Rabbi Amichai, Lab/Jr. KIDS Action with superstar artist-educators, Afternoon Bites
6:00pm – 6:15pm Havdala Ritual
6:15pm+ Community Cocktails w/ the Lab/Shul Team @ Harlem Tavern



JCC Harlem – 318 W 118th St, New York, NY 10026



2. Please bring a sweet treat offering to share. Drinks and afternoon bites on us!
3. Lab/Shul is committed to keeping SoulSpa 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, so that Lab/Shul can continue keeping SoulSpa free for everyone.


Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie
Ritual Leader

Naomi Less
Ritual Leader

Lauren Jacobs
Lab/Jr. Educator

Meg Okura

Marcelo Woloski