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.


I feel the earth move…

Hi Lab/Shul,

Passover’s over. Check out our photos from the fantastic Freedom’s Feast and join us this Saturday for EARTH DAY SHABBAT AM to celebrate and recommit ourselves to protecting our home.

(And its also Amichai’s birthday!)

On May 1st we’ll be marking another birthday – Israel’s 69th. Lab/Shul has invited “Being With” to co-facilitate an evening marking the transition from remembrance (Israel’s memorial day) to celebration – being in that liminal, complex space of our connections to Israel – through a panel discussion, artistic performances and conversation. Please join us to add your voice to the mix.

Freedom’s Feast was Fantastic: Thank you to all individuals and multi-faith organizational partners who participated in making this year’s Freedom’s Feast such a powerful, reflective and relational wake up call for justice. We’ll be back… (Check out the blog and photos HERE.)

SAVE THE DATE: June 13, 2017 7-10pm Lab/Shul’s Annual Celebration + Big Conversation at the Manny Cantor Center in the Lower East Side. Details coming next week!

See you soon and often,

The Lab/Shul Team

Upcoming Events

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

Saturday, April 22, 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., 10012


Justice Team Gathering

If you want to do justice grounded in sacred Jewish values, join Lab/Shul’s Justice Team. We are a team of co-creators who focus on how we as Lab/Shul work in solidarity with community partners towards a more just world.

Monday, April 24, 2017


Lab/Shul Office –  125 Maiden Ln, Suite 8b,10038

Email [email protected] for info on how to join the Justice Team.

Monday, May 1, 2017

6:30-7:00pm  gather & break bread
7:00-8:00pm  peace prayer circle led by Lab/Shul & New Shul ritual leaders
8:00-9:15pm  BeingWith_Israel: a reflective experience with panel discussion, artistic performances, & conversation facilitated by BeingWith

Location TBD Downtown Manhattan (will email exact address to all RSVP’s)


Lab/Shul and Romemu are blessed to welcome the musical prayer leaders of Jerusalem’s Nava Tehila prayer community, for a mystical evening of song, poetry and blessing woven together with the music and poly-rhythms of the holy land.

Tickets coming soon!

Saturday, May 6, 2017
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Romemu and West End Presbyterian Church – 165 W 105th St, 10025