In The News: Where to Stream High Holiday Services

“Can’t make it to synagogue for Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur? A growing number of synagogues and other Jewish institutions live-stream their High Holiday services, and in many cases Shabbat services and other programs, online.”

Muslim + Jewish High Holy Convergence

Dear Lab/Shul, This year, in a rare coincidence, both Yom Kippur and the Muslim holy day of Ashura fall on the same day: September 30th. Lab/Shul is proud to be gathering twice these High Holy Days to mark this sacred convergence with powerful messages of unity – totally free and everybody-friendly.     Check out all our…

Upcoming Action: Vote on September 12th!

  Lab/Shul Upcoming Action   New Yorkers Vote on September 12th! 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 vote in these primary elections…

Mourning the Passing of Jerry Gottesman

Jerome William Gottesman passed away on Sunday September 10th, 88 years old. He was a wise and successful businessman, a devoted family man, and a generous philanthropic leader. He was Grandpa Jerry for my kids and their many cousins. I knew him, fondly, as Jerry. He leaves behind many mourners, including his wife Paula, his…

On Becoming: Big News from the Executive Director

While much of Lab/Shul’s programmatic work this year will focus on building and expanding the circles within our community, I am very much focused on the notion of our “becoming” as an organization. Now entering our 5th year, Lab/Shul is growing out of its “start-up” phase, and, building on our humble successes and enormous learnings, we are poised for continued growth and sustainability.

Artist-Driven: Announcing Lab/Shul’s First Artistic-Director

Eighteen years ago Rabbi Amichai, then just a young performance artist with a big vision and a knack for drag, brought radical ritual intervention into the public reading of Torah. Reclaiming ancient technologies with irreverent respect, Amichai elevated artists as uniquely skilled translators and interpreters of our ancient sacred stories. The rest, as they say,…



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