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.


Say Cheesecake, with Pride! Shavuot & More this June

Hey Lab/Shul!

June = PRIDE Month!!! Read Amichai’s blog from JFNA’s largest LGBTQ mission ever, join him at the United Nations for an interfaith prayer service for ending AIDS, and celebrate with ShirLaLa at CBST’s PRIDE Family Shabbat!

And don’t miss Into The Night on June 11th: 20+ communities from across New York City gathering for a Shavuot inspired all night exploration of revelation, music, learning and art, featuring Lab/Shul ritual leaders and our modern spin on a sacred night. Not to mention cheesecake.

Check out the gorgeous photos from the Gala and red carpet! Tag yourself, send to friends, and check out some of these crazy creative black tie outfits… #onlyatlabshul

Scroll down for more June events and community notes.

With love and pride, and Shabbat Shalom!
– The Lab/Shul Team

Upcoming Events

+ “Behold, I Make All Things New” Book Launch

Join Amichai as he helps lead an Interfaith Service on ending AIDS at the United Nations Church Center.

5:30PM Service   /   6:45PM Book Launch   /   8:30PM Reception

United Nations Church Center – 777 United Nations Plaza, New York City


Join Amichai and the Lab/Shul Community at the 2016 Israel Film Center Festival’s screening of Dawn. Following the film, Amichai will be leading a special Q&A with director Romed Wyder.

**Use code “LABSHUL” for $2 off all general screenings purchased online**

Join Amichai, Naomi, and Shira and 20+ other NYC communities at this nocturnal journey through culture, conversation and ritual brought to you by artists, musicians, shamans, teachers, downtown scholars and rabbis.

June 11 @ 7:30pm

The 14th Street Y – 344 E. 14th Street (at 1st ave)


20s30s! The first of our 2 pre-Shabbat summertime parties with the Museum of Jewish Heritage to unwind + unplug + recharge, nourished by OneTable.

Friday, June 24th and July 29th


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

MORE INFO   |   RSVP Required



Meet Abbe Klein, our CLIP Summer Intern!Abbe Klein is currently a rising junior at New York University, where she is Co-President of the Indie Minyan, a pluralistic minyan that infuses traditional liturgy with modern and musical davening. Along with her major in Art History, Abbe anticipates to declare a minor in the German language this coming fall semester.



A big flaming mazel tov to Ezra Kanarick and Jared Lee Klein, our most recent B Mitzvahs, and Ivan and Nora Knoepflmacher coming up! Also to Marina and Stephen Kaufman and their entire family on the B Mitzvah of their oldest granddaughter Ava Kaufman! Many blessings to Elana Bildner & Benjamin Israelowon their recent wedding, and Jordan Goldman and Shira Schwarz coming up!




Andrew, Nina and the Shapiro family on the loss of Daniel Shapiro
Bruce and the Ratner family on the loss of Michael Ratner
Amanda Miller on the loss of her grandmother Blanche
Laurie Schwartz and her family on the loss of her brother Mitchell