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.


What’s Inside The Black Box?

Lab/Shul Friends,

One historical method, true and tried, for deciphering “alternative facts” is the path of the mystic. It’s not just for mystics anymore.

Next weekend we’re putting those ancient tools to use, mixed with the modern, to help each of us and all of us rise and respond – including leather straps, invisible fruit and yes, Jewish unicorn training. Join us:

Friday 2/3/17 in Bklyn to peel back the layers of reality at our Sabbath Queen: Fruit Feast

Sunday 2/5/17 in Harlem to peek inside the black box, uncovering the secrets of one of the oldest Jewish tools for centering self. Unicorns related.

Intrigued? Fantastic. See you in February.

– Rabbi Amichai and the Lab/Shul Team

PS. We want to make sure your voice is heard and amplified. Send us a short highlight, vision, picture, favorite chant, or even just a single word to describe your experience at Saturday’s March to [email protected].


Upcoming Events

This month featuring a special mystical multidimensional feast of fruits throughout worship, in honor of the upcoming full moon of Tu B’ShivatBe fruitful!

Friday, February 3, 2017

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Open Bar Happy Hour 21+
7:00pm – 8:30pm: Live Musical Liturgy, Poetry and Contemplative Pause
8:30+ Kiddush: Chill, Drink, Local Tapas, Hosted Conversations

The Invisible Dog Art Center – 51 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201


Jewish Unicorn Day – World Wide Wrap
Join Rabbi Amichai for an afternoon of leather and whiskey, exploring one of the most perplexing, powerful and lesser understood Jewish ritual props – the Tefilin. No experience necessary – $10 per person, FREE for SeasonPass.
Sunday, February 5, 2017


Harlem JCC – 318 W 118th St, New York, NY 10026


Join Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie and the 92 St Y for an 18-week course, starting Feb. 23rd, open to all seekers of a deeper connection to Jewish life and learning.

Financial aid scholarships available!

Email Matt Check at [email protected] for details on how to register, or call in for a Q&A conference call with Amichai Friday, Jan 27th, 1:00-2:00pm.

Registration Deadline:
Thursday, February 2, 2017