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.


One Night. Six Words. Infinite Thanks.

Dear Lab/Shul Community

Last night’s Gala exceeded all expectations. The sheer beauty of our celebration and the amount of love in the museum was a gift I will cherish for the rest of my life. I am deeply grateful to my family, friends, mentors and colleagues from near and far who joined us to mark my ordination and our third year as a thriving community. Special thanks to the Lab/Shul Team for their tireless efforts and this remarkable success.

We raised well over $500,000 and launched LABFUND – our new innovation fund to further develop my vision and our mission for greater impact in NYC and the world. You can donate to the fund here, and there’s still a chance to be included in the “Advice to a New Rabbi” book – just click here.

From the ordination ritual, to the lavish dinner, to the fantastic Flaming After Party co-curated by Reboot with “6 Word Memoirs” and tributes – everything was magic.

Check out my friend Tiffany Shlain’s hilarious 6 word tribute video, see a few photos below, and stay tuned for more photos and videos coming soon.

My Six Words?

Grateful Forever: Honored and Humbled. Hineni.

With a happy and full heart,

Rabbi Amichai