Tonight we enter Succot, finding shelter under temporary green roofs to conclude this season of holy days. Some of the leftover flowers from our High Holy Days in Tribeca will decorate my succah, along with the melodies we’ll sing and beautiful artwork created by the kids.
With all the joy and gratitude, 5778 has begun with a heart heavy from the horrendous violence and bloodshed in Las Vegas. This is the first of many challenges to the heartfelt motivation to be good and do better that so many of us walked away with from the High Holy Days. But it is also a motivator to rise up, and rise together for healing – and for justice and change, in our lives, this country and this world.
Thank you to over 2,500 of you, in NYC and around the world, who joined us this High Holy season. There were lots of firsts: Zen and Jewish night of forgiveness, soap bubble Tashilch in the park, David Broza leading Avinu Malkenu, a public all-faith ritual rally on Yom Kippur at City Hall, brand new Storahtelling mavens, and so much more. Check out Executive Director Sarah Sokolic’s new models for giving and receiving: Post-Transactional: A New Vision for Lab/Shul
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We want to invite you all to the first month of full programming this new year, coming full circle and widening our circles of care, compassion and community-building:
10/14 NEXT SATURDAY – Shabbat AM + Unscrolled, celebrating our first Shabbat together of the new year and Simchat Torah. ALL AGES!
10/25 – All Hands, All Hearts, an interactive discussion about Lab/Shul’s future.
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May there be a sukkat shalom – a roof of peace – sheltering you, your loved ones, and the whole world this holiday of Succot and all year long. Wishing you safe, delicious, and joyful holiday.
– Rabbi Amichai
Shabbat AM is a family-friendly musical morning worship event + Storahtelling-style adult learning, kids programs, and nosh.
Special This Month: Join us to become full circle, wrapping up the High Holy Days with UNSCROLLED – our annual Succot/Simchat Torah celebration for all ages. Oracular Torah prophecy, dancing, and celebrating new life.
Saturday, October 14th
9:30am-10:00am: coffee & Shabbat learning w/ Amichai
JCC Harlem – 318 W 118th St
A special al fresco sukkah celebration together with the Lab/Shul Team in honor of YOU – our SeasonPass Co-Creators and all our High Holy Days volunteers! Click HERE to become a SeasonPass Co-Creator.
Tuesday, October 10th
Join Rabbi Amichai and Lab/Shul in solidarity with The Muslim Community Network, CAIR-NY and YAMA, as we stand together in unity.
Sunday, October 15
Foley Square – 111 Worth St
|All Hands, All Hearts: An Interactive Discussion About Lab/Shul’s Future
Schmooze. Connect. Shape Lab/Shul’s future in a conversation about our communal priorities and goals, and how we’ll get there together.
L/S Office – 125 Maiden Ln #8b
|Caring for Aging Adults Listening Circle
A listening circle for anyone caring for an aging adult and is looking for conversation, resources, and support. Contact Rabbi Kerry for more info: [email protected]
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
Weekly call for the benefit of those of us who find attending synagogue/minyan a challenge for any number of reasons and yet wish to take time to honor loved ones with a community of like minded souls.
Every Thursday, 12:00pm ET
Call into the free conference call number: 641-715-3296, Code: 978294#
Join Lab/Shul’s Kaddish Club Google Group for updates and reminders.
To Rob Kaufelt on his 70th birthday!
To Georgia Stettner on her upcoming B Mitzvah!
To Jack Nierenberg on his upcoming B Mitzvah!
To Max Kassoy on his upcoming B Mitzvah!