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.

UNSCROLLED + Open Heart Conversation

  • 02:30 PM
  • United Palace of Spiritual Arts - 4140 Broadway, NY

UNSCROLLED + Open Heart Conversation
Succot Celebration 5779/2018

Lab/Shul, in collaboration with the United Palace of Spiritual Arts’ and the Parliament of World Religions, invites all ages and faiths to a fascinating “Open Heart Conversation” on Judaism + our annual interactive musical ritual marking the end of the Jewish High Holy Days Season, celebrating the secrets of Torah, and blessing the earth.

Join us to unscroll our Torah Scroll inside a giant circle, receive your own Torah-Tarot charge for the year ahead, and whack a willow branch as we sing and pray together for peace and prosperity on our planet.

Based on the ancient indigenous Jewish rituals of Simchat Torah and Hoshana Raba, this fall celebration invites you to reclaim tribal traditions and reinvent new rituals for our modern reality.

This entire event will be LIVESTREAMED!



Sunday, September 30th

2:30pm – 4:00pm // Open Heart Conversation: The Inner Depths of Jewish Practice in Troubling Times
With Rabbi Amichai, interviewed by Rev. Dr. José M. Román and Rev. Arda Itez

2:30pm – 4:00pm // Lab/Jr Fun & Games
Optional kids programming for children ages 5-11

4:00pm – 5:00pm // UNSCROLLED Ritual
Become full circle, Oracular Torah prophecy, willow whacking



United Palace of Spiritual Arts – 4140 Broadway, New York, NY 10033




Livestream – CLICK HERE


All photos courtesy of Jennifer Lee Photography