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,…

We’re Hiring! Communications Manager for Lab/Shul

Lab/Shul is seeking a savvy communications expert with strong writing skills to co-create new ways of dynamic digital connection. This part-time position offers flexible scheduling and the ability to work remotely. NYC-based candidates preferred. Please read the full JOB DESCRIPTION and send your resume and relevant experience to [email protected]

How Do We Possibly Hope? Refections from the 1000 Minister March

On the Friday of our legal wedding, my now wife Julia and I woke early to visit and honor the newly erected Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial before we picked up our marriage license from the courthouse. That night, we gathered in the basement of the Health Care for America Now office building on K Street –…

Your Dream Come True

Hi Lab/Shul Parents! After 20+ years touring the country as a kiddie rock musician, I pretty much have seen it all. So I can say, confidently, that Lab/Jr. programming for children at High Holy Days is everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Really. Positive Jewish identity has never been more accessible – and exciting. Our artist driven Lab/Jr. team includes some of…



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