Welcome to Lab/Shul, an artist-driven, everybody-friendly, God-optional, pop up, experimental community for sacred Jewish gatherings based in NYC and reaching the world.

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Dear Lab/Shul,

Snow or shine, our lights are ON as we, like everyone these days, are up late figuring out how Lab/Shul can live out our mission by responding to this political moment.

We’re very excited, with your help, to soft launch Lab/Shul Organizing, a co-created hub for communal care, local action, and national impact:


SOUL-FUEL STATIONS
Gather, connect and nourish our spirits at events like Shabbat AM (this Saturday!), Sabbath Queen and our brand new weekly 15 min #ResistBurnout phone call every Monday.


ACTION OF THE WEEK
We’ll be posting and regularly updating HERE a proactive opportunity for us to show up for justice together as Lab/Shul. Our first official action is HIAS’ Jewish Rally for Refugees on Sunday. Email any future suggestions to [email protected].


GROUNDWORK
Learn and grow your skills as an organizer, activist, and all-around human at our community trainings: Activate (Feb 15 & Mar 1), Race & Us (Feb 12), Upstander Intervention (Feb 23), and more.


“NOW WHAT” ONLINE GUIDE
We’ve curated HERE a selection of tools, resources, and organizations to help your personal, communal, and national efforts.


And we’re just getting started. Please tell us what you think, what you want to see, and how you want to help make it happen. We’ve got this. Together.

– Rabbi Amichai and Rabbi Kerry

Upcoming Events
Did you know that on Tu B’Shvat if you see two trees hugging, anything you wish for will come true? This month we’re integrating a very special family friendly Tu’Bshvat seder throughout worship, celebrating the birthday of the Trees, Mother Earth, a new moon, and all our inner tree-huggers.

Saturday, February 11th, 2017
9:30am – 10:00am: bagel breakfast and coffee with Project ORE + God-optional adult study salon w/ Amichai
10:00am – 12:30pm: worship, kids programming, and Storahtelling
12:30pm – 1:00pm: hands on activities with Project ORE

Judson Memorial Church – Entrance on 243 Thompson St NY, NY 10012

MORE INFO    |    RSVP

#ResistBurnout

a 15 minute weekly call to restore and regenerate

A 15 minute weekly call to restore, regenerate, and return to who you are – because we are in this for the long game. Facilitated by Rabbi Kerry Chaplin, with guest meditation leaders and inspiration specialists.

 

Every Monday, 12:00pm ET

Dial: 646-558-8656 or 408-638-0968
Enter Meeting ID: 347 178 799

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Jewish Rally for Refugees – NYC
Join HIAS & Lab/Shul at this powerful community action to demand that America’s doors are reopened to refugees fleeing violence and persecution.
Sunday, February 12, 2017

11 AM – 12 PM EST

Join other Lab/Shul community members HERE, directly in front of the Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park. Look for Sarah holding up a Lab/Shul sign.

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An honest, intimate, and interactive four-part workshop on race, Jewishness, responsibilities, and action.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Feb. 12, 2-5pmRace and Jewishness: Who are We, Part 2
April 2, 2-5pmLook Inward: Creating Authentic Pathways of Inclusion
June 11, 2-5pmLook Outward: Joining Movements for Racial Justice

Museum of Jewish Heritage – 36 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280

MORE INFO  |  RSVP REQUIRED

Activate:
A Community Organizing Training and Brainstorming Session

Rabbi Kerry Chaplin leads us in practicing the fundamentals of community organizing and brainstorming how our community can organize towards one another and towards justice.
Wednesdays, February 15 & March 1, 2017
6:30-8:30pm

The Lab/Shul Office – 125 Maiden Ln, Suite 8B, New York, NY 10038

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Experts from the Center for Anti-Violence Education will offer a training on tools for deescalation and productive intervention. Co-sponsored by NYC Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee, Society for the Advancement of Judaism (SAJ), Lab/Shul and Congregation Rodeph Sholom.

Wednesday, February 23, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Society for the Advancement of Judaism – 15 West 86th St, NY, NY 10024

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