Downtown Jews @ The 14th Street Y with
LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture
INTO THE NIGHT
Saturday, May 23, 2015
at The 14th Street Y
INTO THE NIGHT, a contemporary spin on Tikkun Leil Shavuot, will be presented by Downtown Jews @ The 14th Street Y, with LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture on Saturday May 23, 2015, from 7pm to 2am at The 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street, New York City. More than 20 downtown community partners will join in the second annual nocturnal journey through conversation, culture and ritual. The evening will feature art, music, ritual, lectures, conversations and yoga with accompanying cello and include LABA fellows, LAB/Shul Storahtellers, artists, musicians, teachers, and rabbis. Admission is free. For more information, please visit http://www.14streety.org/intothenight. There will be programs for all levels of observance. A photo ID is required for entry. Advance RSVP is recommended. Please sign up at 14streety.org/tikkun.
The Tikkun is an all-night, free event, like the White Nights of culture, so popular in European cities in the early months of summer. The event will feature original art, and artists, musicians, teachers, philosophers and rabbis from downtown synagogues and community organizations who will lead sessions and workshops designed to awaken attendees from their emotional, spiritual, and intellectual slumbers.
The event is a major initiative from the 14th Street Y’s Executive Director, Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein, who sees the Y as a center for a newly reinvigorated downtown Jewish life. “We are once again thrilled to be able to convene some of the most innovative Jewish organizations in the world – all located in downtown New York – for this event. Programs like LABA, Lab/Shul Storahtelling and Downtown Jews, (a network of Jewish communities, organizations and individuals in downtown Manhattan organized by the Y to broaden, strengthen and diversify the Downtown Jewish Community) are reimagining Jewish life for the 21st century. The ability to share and explore together will strengthen and inspire us as a community of thinkers, dreamers and believers,” said Rabbi Epstein.