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Take an Ideological Backstage Tour of Lab/Shul

Join Lab/Shul for an ideological backstage tour as we delve into a Talmudic, post-patriarchy, post-feminist, interactive, neo-hasidic, neo-pagan-ish, queer, theological and practical exploration of spiritual practice in our God-optional reality.

We’ll think out loud together in a historic temple, open some old books, have a drink, download the latest research, thing big, explore our spiritual vocabulary, question faith, ponder doubt, and deepen connections.

These four controversial conversations explore a new spiritual vocabulary and reclaimed technologies for personal growth and collective transformation.

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God-Optional
DIY Jewish Theology for the Age of Post Patriarchy

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The first session includes inspirations from Sinead O’Conner, David Grossman, Mordechai Kaplan, Anne Lamont, Albert Einstein… and you. Become a SeasonPass holder for an exclusive sneak preview.

Combining classical Jewish texts, contemporary cultural sources, contemplative practices and open conversation, Amichai Lau-Lavie invites you to explore these evolving core concepts as practiced at Lab/Shul*, and cultivate your own meaningful spiritual practice.

Session 1
Thanks: Daily Dose

Develop less distraction and more dedication to what matters most through our oldest tool – a daily dose of gratitude. How can this practice enrich our lives, even in the heart of darkness or if traditional liturgy and belief systems may no longer apply?


Session 2
Wow: You are here NOW

What can an obscure Talmudic myth about King David and the Id, read from a Jungian perspective, teach us about erotic balance, the power of poetry, and how to perfect the art of wonder towards more presence in our lives?


Session 3
Oops: I did it again

Kabbalistic formulas, comic books, and Neo-Hasidic insights show us how to cultivate attainable and sustainable changes to our private practices, public values and communal choices. What wrongs can we work on, together?


Session 4
Please: When you wish…

Feminist and Queer theorists explore the value of vulnerability and the wisdom of wishful thinking; offering new ways to honor the role of patient prayers in an era of instant digital downloads.

 

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