Institute History

  • 2019 Talent Forum


Rabbi follows Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie’s epic 15-year journey from drag-queen rebel to rabbinical student to spiritual innovator as he creatively and radically reinvents religion and ritual for the 21st century. Lau-Lavie is the founder of Lab/Shul, an everybody-friendly, God-optional, artist-driven, pop-up congregation. A queer feminist interfaith-marrying renegade, Lau-Lavie is a descendant of 39 generations of Orthodox rabbis, including Israel’s chief rabbis. Full of surprising, profound, and hilarious twists, this powerful story is deeply old and radically new. Rabbi is a journey seeking the answers to life’s ultimate questions and wrestles with what it means to be human right now.

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