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Talking to Teens about Pittsburgh: Guide & Resources from Rabbi Emily

At this challenging moment, we are all affected. Jewish, Jew/ish, or ally of another faith background, each of us has work to do to support our diverse community. The tips below are a jumping off point for engaging with teens about last week’s attack. We recognize that these quickly-sourced tips still come days after the…

48 Hours Later: Now, Next, Words, and Hopes to Help Us Rise Together

Photo: Ali Levin Photography 48 hours later: We leave this horrific weekend hearts still aching, hurting for and with our family and friends in Pittsburgh. So many competing thoughts and feelings, responses and reactions. Being together helps. My deepest thanks to the hundreds of you who gathered with us at Saturday’s Rapid Response Havdalah with West…

Lab/Shul Launches Refugee Task Force: A Note From Rabbi Amichai

All photos taken at the International School of Peace by Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie We Jews are a nation of refugees. Abraham and Sarah were once refugees, fleeing their home at a time of famine, finding sanctuary among strangers across the border. So it was for Isaac & Rebecca, for Jacob and his vast tribe, for…

Queens / Kids / Pics / Donuts

Hey Lab/Shul, All the healthy intentions from the High Holy Days feel like they’re fading already? A few ways to keep those good vibes reverberating all this month: Stay Cozy: Relive the magic (literally) from the comfort of your home with the gorgeous photos. Tag your friends, and scroll down to see some of our…

In Person AND Online, Alef-Bet with Rabbi Amichai is BACK!

Exciting news! Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie’s Jew 101 course for adults, Alef-Bet: Basic Building Block of Jewish Life is back this year by popular demand. We kick off November 13th and will likely sell out, so sign up ASAP. NEW THIS YEAR: + We’ve broken the course up into 3 distinct units of 6 courses each…

4 Tools for Transforming Rage Into Redemption

Photo by Jennifer Lee Photography   “We contain the other, hopelessly and forever.” – James Baldwin Dear Lab/Shul, What does “containing the other” look like this new year, especially on complicated days like this one? The painfully challenging proceedings of the last few days have unfolded not just in DC, but in each one of…

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