40 Days, Full Circle: Amichai’s Last Prepent

40 days ago we cast a circle. Like Honi the circle-maker we each stood inside our circle of intentions, declaring that we wouldn’t emerge until the rains connected us to our core and our thirst was quenched. Were you able to connect, if only briefly, to the blessings that rain symbolizes for you? Have you…

YK 5778: Everything You Need To Know

In 24 hours we will put away our forks and phones and open our hearts to the delicate art of our annual atonement – returning to center, reflecting on our past and taking on the repair of the world we all wish for. So that we can all safely soar high and delve deep, please take a moment to review the Yom Kippur 411….

Bubbles, Esther Perel, and a Ritual Rally

Hey Lab/Shul! Soap bubbles instead of breadcrumbs, a trio of Shofar blowers, 1000 in attendance, our first community Rosh Hashanah dinner catered by refugee chefs, Sufi-Jewish ritual dance, circles within circles of becoming together: Welcome to 5778! Check out photos from the Green Carpet and Tashlich + Dhikr below, but first, some high & holy…

And Then We Blew Bubbles: Sufi-Jewish New Years

Friday, September 22, 2017 marked both Muslim and Jewish New Year Day. Lab/Shul and the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Community gathered at Judson Memorial Church to celebrate this rare convergence with shared mystical traditions and rituals, starting our year with sacred solidarity. A Sufi-Jewish ritual of music, movement, and poetry to welcome the first dusk and…



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