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Rekindle: A Shabbat Studio is a forum of learning, sharing, community building and radical amazement. The Studio included a range of formal and informal activities (including peer-led happenings and sessions, open space discussions and workshops) all designed to facilitate connections between Shabbat innovators – the movers and shakers of creative Shabbat programming around the world – and catalyze a community of practice.
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Thursday, January 14 • 9:45am - 10:30am
Session 3: God-Optional: DIY Shabbat Theology w/ Amichai Lau-Lavie, Ezra Bookman, & Shira Kline

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God? Bless? You? WTF?? Lab/Shul's Shira Kline, Ezra Bookman, and Amichai Lau-Lavie give a backstage tour of our radical approach to creating original poetic liturgical translations for sincere believers, questioners, agnostics, atheists, and the rest of us.

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Ezra Bookman

Program Associate, Lab/Shul
Ezra Bookman is proud to be originating the position of Program Associate for Lab/Shul in New York City. Raised by a Rabbi and Jewish educator in Miami, Florida, he grew up surrounded by passionate and creative expressions of Judaism. He is is excited to bring this energy to the Lab/Shul community, creating fresh engaging pathways with which to experience the joy of Jewish life. Ezra earned his B.F.A in Theater Studies at Southern Methodist... Read More →

Shira Kline

Owner, ShirLaLa
Shira Kline is an internationally acclaimed, award winning performing artist recognized as a "revolutionary educator" and named one of the "new re-engineers of Jewish life." She is a founding co-creator of Storahtelling and Lab/Shul with which she is a Ritual Leader and Musical Director. On the road, Shira works with a diverse array of Jewish communities to enliven rituals, holiday celebrations, and love for Jewish life and prayer. The product of... Read More →
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Amichai Lau-Lavie

Founding Director Storahtelling Inc, spiritual leader of Lab/Shul
Amichai Lau-Lavie is the founding director of Storahtelling Inc and the spiritual leader of Lab/Shul. An Israeli-born Jewish educator, writer, and performer, he was hailed by Time Out New York as “Super Star of David,” an “iconoclastic mystic,” and as “one of the most interesting thinkers in the Jewish world” by the New York Jewish Week. He is currently a rabbinical student at the... Read More →

Thursday January 14, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am
Ranch House Living Room

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