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Fired Up, Fruitful, Focused: February with Labshul

Hey Lab/Shul,

Though it’s mid winter, we’re getting ready to celebrate the birthday of the trees. An important reminder that from bleak bare branches (if not the executive one) comes the eternal return of fruit and flowers.

How are we responding to this challenging reality? Together.

Join us this February to keep co-creating safe sanctuary and soul fuel stations.Highlights include: spiritual activism workshop with Rabbi Amichai 2/5, community organizing training with Rabbi Kerry 2/15 and 3/2, and two fruit feasts celebrating our ever thriving tree of life within:

– ADULTS: mystical and multidimensional at Sabbath Queen this Friday 2/3

– KIDS & PARENTS (& the rest of us): fun and fruity at Shabbat AM 2/18

Be fruitful, be focused, and together let’s get fired up.

– The Lab/Shul Team

Upcoming Events

Join Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie and the 92 St Y for an 18-week course, starting Feb. 23rd, open to all seekers of a deeper connection to Jewish life and learning.

Financial aid scholarships available! 

Email Matt Check at [email protected] for details on how to register.
Registration Deadline:
Thursday, February 2, 2017


This month featuring a special mystical multidimensional feast of fruits throughout worship, in honor of the upcoming full moon of Tu B’ShivatBe fruitful!Friday, February 3, 2017

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Open Bar Happy Hour 21+
7:00pm – 8:30pm: Live Musical Liturgy, Poetry and Contemplative Pause
8:30+ Kiddush: Chill, Drink, Local Tapas, Hosted Conversations

The Invisible Dog Art Center – 51 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Jewish Unicorn Day – World Wide Wrap
Join Rabbi Amichai for an afternoon of leather and whiskey, exploring one of the most perplexing, powerful and lesser understood Jewish ritual props – the Tefilin. No experience necessary – $10 per person, FREE for SeasonPass.
Sunday, February 5, 2017


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


Experts from the Center for Anti-Violence Education will offer a training on tools for deescalation and productive intervention. Co-sponsored by NYC Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee, Society for the Advancement of Judaism (SAJ), Lab/Shul and Congregation Rodeph Sholom.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Society for the Advancement of Judaism – 15 West 86th St, NY, NY 10024


Did you know that on Tu B’Shvat if you see two trees hugging, anything you wish for will come true? This month we’re integrating a very special family friendly Tu’Bshvat seder throughout worship, celebrating the birthday of the Trees, Mother Earth, a new moon, and all our inner tree-huggers.

Saturday, February 11th, 2017
9:30am – 10:00am: bagel breakfast and coffee with Project ORE + God-optional adult study salon w/ Amichai
10:00am – 12:30pm: worship, kids programming, and Storahtelling
12:30pm – 1:00pm: hands on activities with our social justice community partners

Judson Memorial Church – Entrance on 243 Thompson St NY, NY 10012


An honest, intimate, and interactive four-part workshop on race, Jewishness, responsibilities, and action.

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Feb. 12, 2-5pmRace and Jewishness: Who are We, Part 2
April 2, 2-5pmLook Inward: Creating Authentic Pathways of Inclusion
June 11, 2-5pmLook Outward: Joining Movements for Racial Justice

Museum of Jewish Heritage – 36 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280


Join Lab/Shul, UJA-Federation and Manhattan synagogues for a conversation between UJA CEO Eric Goldstein and Malcolm Gladwell.

Monday, February 13, 2017


Park Avenue Synagogue – 50 East 87th Street, New York City

A Community Organizing Training and Brainstorming Session

Rabbi Kerry Chaplin leads us in practicing the fundamentals of community organizing and brainstorming how our community can organize towards one another and towards justice.
Wednesdays, February 15 & March 1, 2017

The Lab/Shul Office – 125 Maiden Ln, Suite 8B, New York, NY 10038

MORE INFO     |     RSVP 2/15 & 3/1

To Noa Brown and her family on her upcoming B Mitzvah.

To Sandi and Rema DuBowski on the death of their beloved father and husband, Elliot David DuBowski.Please contact [email protected] for shiva details.