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LABA: Unlimited

Get your tickets for a full season of a subversive teachings, contemporary culture and copious wine drinking. LABA: Unlimited includes access to every single cultural event of the year along with an invitation to one of our intimate study sessions. Art, music, theater and dance, all inspired by ancient ideas...

‘ANY MORE A PORTION’

“For the living know that they shall die, but the dead know not anything.” A film by Sarah Friedland inspired by Hart Island and Ecclesiastes.

MEET FELLOW JOSH WALETZKY

Josh Waletzky is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, born and raised in New York City. He has worked as a director, writer and editor on numerous documentary films about cultural and social themes, beginning as a sound editor on Ibeorgun (1975, the Kuna Indians) and Academy Award-winningHarlan County, U.S.A.(1976, striking coal miners). He directed..

MEET FELLOW JENNY LEVISON

Jenny Levison is a playwright, screenwriter, theater artist, dancer, musician, and social justice activist whose work focuses primarily in the areas of immigrant rights and racial equality, economic justice, disability rights, LGBTQ equality, counter-white nationalism, and progressive Jewish activism. I’ve been deeply involved in Jewish performance for the past 20 years, starting..

LABA LAUNCHES TIME

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd, 7:30 PM Join us for the launch party of LABA’s theme for the new year, “Time.”It’s a chance to get to know our new fellows, and begin the intellectual and creative journey into the invisible yet ubiquitous concept of time. Ruby Namdar will teach Ecclesiastes – you know, the “to everything there..

WHAT IS THIS?

ABOUT

LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture is a program of the 14th Street Y that uses classic Jewish texts to inspire the creation of art, dialogue and study.

CALENDAR

Join us for LABAlive, our series of live events which feature cutting edge artwork and performances combined with provocative teachings.

FELLOWS

Every year LABA selects a group of culture-makers to take part in our house of study. Learn more about this year’s fellows and our yearly theme TIME.