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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…

We’re Headed Toward One of the Greatest Divisions in the History of the Jewish People

“‘For some people, this is really a matter of their livelihood, so people are hesitating for very good reasons to say, ‘I’m in,’’ said Lau-Lavie. That’s why he hasn’t yet resigned from the Rabbinical Assembly: He wants to push a conversation. ‘It’s not to our best advantage to keep on delaying serious consideration of this,’ he said. But ‘I’m aware of the level of sadness and animosity … Change ain’t simple.'”

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