The Latest

Laura Beatrix Newmark, “Hannah and Her Sisters”

On Thursday, May 11th, LABAlive Three will present an evening of art works and subversive teachings exploring our annual theme, OTHER. The evening will feature teachings by LABA Scholar Ruby Namdar and works by fellows Elana Greenfield, Michael Leibenluft, and Laura Beatrix Newmark, who will present her work in progress, Hannah and Her Sisters: 5 stories on mOTHERhood. Here, Beatrix Newmark...

LABA Alumni Respond to OTHER: Poems by Ben Gantcher

Ben Gantcher / Three Poems from Snow Farmer Say I wrote these poems out of feeling furious, frustrated, frightened. I wrote them for both of us, you and me; like me, you need defenses against the zombie infection: you need nuance, blurred borders, food for the miniscule organs that effect...

LABAlive OTHER: Three

MAY 11 // 7:30PM Explore OTHER for a final time this season at LABAlive OTHER: THREE.  Inspired by ancient Jewish text, our last presenting Fellows will present their new work in an evening of art, drinks, and celebration. Featuring Fellows Elana Greenfield, Michael Leibenluft, and Laura Beatrix Newmark. Elana Greenfield...


THEME The LABA theme for 2017 -2018 is WAR and PEACE. Conflict is part of who we are, it is not an external force that we can aspire to exorcise and be permanently free of. Conflict defines the individual, the social and the cultural self. It is not accidental that...



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.


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


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 OTHER.