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Tomorrow Belongs to We: Rabbi Amichai’s Response to Charlottesville

Can we rewrite that song, recast the singers, and sing it out loud? A new version: Tomorrow Belongs to WE. Can this be a reclaimed anthem (even with some grammatical challenges) that celebrates radical diversity instead of white supremacy, wild spectrum instead of of rigid binary, mutual respect and coexistence instead of domination and separation? Can we own a fluid future of joy in the face of yesterday’s fear-based existence? Can we own together our future, not as enemies based on shallow labels but as partners in the future for everyone’s peace?

SlowDownTown: New Look, Same Soul

I know I know, I’m not ready to stop eating Mister Softee and drinking cold brew either. Deep breath, slow down, don’t worry…we’ve still got time to celebrate the summer at least one last time!

Upcoming Action: Pledge to Vote in Local Elections

  Lab/Shul Upcoming Action   New Yorkers Pledge to Vote in Local Elections Did you know only 8% of all New York City residents voted in the 2013 citywide primary election? As people who care, as Lab/Shul co-creators, and as voters, we join with our coalition partner Faith in New York to encourage our community…

Becoming Full Circle: Welcome to Lab/Shul’s High Holy Days 2017/5778

Dear Lab/Shul Friends, How do we heal a broken world? Hand in hand, one circle at a time.  Two nights ago, as the sun was setting on the saddest day of our calendar, over forty of us sat in a circle on a lawn overlooking the Hudson river, reflecting on the wailing walls of Israel and…

In The News: We Stand With Amichai Lau-Lavie, Rabbi Who Resigned Over Intermarriage Stance

“Earlier this week, our colleague Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie resigned from the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly over his decision to perform intermarriages, as part of a larger initiative to embrace the non-Jews within his community. He is in good company.” – Rabbis of the Jewish Emergent Network Click here to read more. Honored and grateful to…

Grieve and Rise with Lab/Shul

Hey Lab/Shul, It’s been super hot in Israel and as you know – there’s been a lot of tension here these past few weeks – rippling out from the Temple Mount, palpable everywhere. Israelis shrug and say ‘every two years we have a summer war’. Other say ‘It’s the three weeks.’ The three weeks that…

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