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House of Lords and Rebels – March w/ Lab/Shul

Look up! March is here and the new moon of the Hebrew month of Adar has risen, meaning last call to prepare your costume and get glittered up. Traditionally Adar is supposed to bring an extra dose of joy…Goddess knows we need it!

Join Lab/Shul this month to get down, gather up, refuel, resist, persist and party. 
 

1. Get Down: ComPassion Plays, our first annual performance festival + Purim party + renegade ritual riot. Featuring original shorts by a radical roster of writers, witches, performers, poets, reverends, musicians, Little Lords, Neo-Futurists and creative rebels + late night truth telling with Amichai & Co. Seats are limited – don’t wait to buy your tickets!

Got kids? Prep for Purim with the whole family with Amichai, Shira, and the 14th St Y at Pause/Play!

2. Get Together & Refuel Your Soul: Sabbath Queen 3.17 in Chinatown and Shabbat AM 3.25 in Greenwich Village.

3. Get Organized: Join Rabbi Kerry and our growing team of community organizers to co-create our new Love Squad and Justice Team. Step up for our weekly #ResistBurnout phone calls and Action of the Week. Contact Rabbi Kerry with any questions: [email protected] 

Get Down Get Together  Get Organized

– The Lab/Shul Team

 

Upcoming Events
Activate:
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.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
6:30-8:30pm

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

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Lab/Shul presents ComPassion Plays, our first annual performance festival, party and renegade ritual riot taking on the Book of Esther. Off book. One night only.
Saturday, March 11, 2017Doors 7pm
Performances 8pm
Party 9:30-Midnight

DCTV – 87 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10013
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All ages prep for Purim with Amichai, Shira, and the 14th St Y! Costumes, concerts, crafts, storytime, swimming + adult study and mixology, all culminating with a fantastic Purim Carnival!
Saturday, March 11, 2017

2:00pm-6:00pm
Free for Season Pass

14th St Y – 344 E 14th St (between 1st & 2nd Aves) NY, NY 10003

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Unwind + unplug + recharge at our monthly RituaLab welcoming the Sabbath Queen into our lives.
Friday, March 17, 20176:00pm – 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

DCTV – 87 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10013
MORE INFO  |  RSVP REQUIRED

Join Amichai as he speaks at a day of plenaries, break-out sessions, food and a celebratory party marking the tenth anniversary of JTS’ decision to admit openly gay and lesbian students to the Rabbinical and Cantorial Schools.

Sunday, March 19, 2017
12:00 PM – 9:30 PM

The Jewish Theological Seminary – 3080 Broadway New York NY 10027

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Monthly family-friendly musical morning worship events + Storahtelling-style adult learning, kids programs, and nosh.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
9:30am – 10:00am: 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

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Weekly Events

Weekly call for the benefit of those of us who find attending synagogue/minyan a challenge for any number of reasons and yet wish to take time to honor loved ones with a community of like minded souls.

Every Thursday, 12:00pm ET

Call into the free conference call number: 641-715-3296, Code:978294#

Join Lab/Shul’s Kaddish Club Google Group for updates and reminders.

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A 15 minute weekly call to restore, regenerate, and return to who you are – because we are in this for the long game. Facilitated by Rabbi Kerry Chaplin, with guest meditation leaders and inspiration specialists.

 

Every Monday, 12:00pm ET

Dial: 646-558-8656 or 408-638-0968
Enter Meeting ID: 347 178 799

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Lab/Shul Organizing will regularly update a proactive opportunity for us to show up for justice together as a community + a curated a selection of tools, resources, and organizations to help your personal, communal, and national efforts.

UPDATES AND INFO

To Mia Kline DiBenedetto and her moms Marcia Kline and Gerri DiBenedtto on Mia’s B Mitzvah!To Lisa and Graham Pillemer on the birth of their baby girl, Etta Rose!

CONDOLENCES

To Lauren Sallinger and her family for the death of her mother.
To Aaron Ring and his family for the death of his mother.
To Shir Ya’akov Feinstein-Feit on the loss of his sister.