Tomorrow Belongs to We: Rabbi Amichai’s Response to Charlottesville
Grieve and Rise with Lab/Shul
I spent this past weekend in the Catskills, off the grid, unaware of the violence in Charlottesville. On Friday we watched the 1972 movie version of “Cabaret” – not sure why exactly, but I hadn’t seen it in at least 20 years. I walked around the woods the next day humming a tune, suddenly realizing […]
‘The Atlantic’ Features Amichai: “We’re Headed Toward One of the Greatest Divisions in the History of the Jewish People”
Dear Lab/Shul Community, It’s been super hot in Israel. As you may know, there’s been a lot of tension here these past few weeks, rippling out from the Temple Mount, palpable everywhere. Israelis shrug and say ‘every two years we have a summer war’. Others say ‘It’s the three weeks.’ The three weeks that lead […]
In The News: How Rabbis Are Trying To Make The Conservative Movement More Gay-Friendly
The Atlantic features Amichai speaking more about his “JOY” Proposal in the article “We’re Headed Toward One of the Greatest Divisions in the History of the Jewish People” as the debate over accepting intermarriage in the Comservative movement continues. “For some people, this is really a matter of their livelihood, so people are hesitating for very good reasons to […]
Coming to a Taxi Near You!
“Lau-Lavie and other Conservative rabbis are pushing for more change. Their activism represents one instance of how queer leadership is pushing the movement to modify its approach on a range of issues, including the study of Torah, the place of intermarried families and how synagogues are run.”
Check out this promo video for Thrive NYC’s Weekend of Faith For Mental Health, led by First Lady Chirlane McCray and hitting taxi screens across NYC today!
Lab/Shul is proud to be joining 1000+ houses of worship to reach a quarter of a million New Yorkers, spotlighting the issue of mental health to break down stigma and educate. Join us.