Arts + Culture

CHOSE-N, A fellowship like no other

| MON, NOV 09, 2020

“LABA is the best. Obscure stories of rabbis and winds but also important and beautiful arguments about the huge tenets of truth and humor and faith. All couched in a…

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On Caves, Commemoration, and Veterans Day

| WED, NOV 04, 2020

I have been to a lot of funerals in my lifetime. It isn’t that my past is strewn with innumerable losses — thank goodness! Rather, my parents and their church…

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Scary Tales Around the World

| SAT, OCT 31, 2020

For centuries, people have been telling scary stories about monstrous creatures and spooky spirits. I would like to share with you scary entities from around the world. There are many…

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LABA Arts + Culture presents: Clamor in the Desert (Kol Koreh Bamidbar)

| FRI, OCT 09, 2020

In 2020, COVID-19 arrived, which locked us all in our homes, in our cities and countries. In Argentina, where I live, even today, since March, it is not possible to…

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Jacob’s Tuna Salad Recipe

| THU, OCT 08, 2020

I would like to share with you one of my favorite recipes – a recipe that was initially created by my mom and dad. Since I was a kid, this…

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A Month of Our LGBTQ+ Heroes: Mabel Hampton, dancer, singer, activist

| MON, JUN 29, 2020

Since 2015, I have had the joy of working at Project ORE, inside of the Sirovich Community Center. I am surrounded by incredible older people every single day who have…

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A Month of Our LGBTQ+ Heroes: Indya Moore, actor, model, activist

| MON, JUN 22, 2020

The word pride invokes a different feeling in every person who hears it. For me, I used to think about the feelings I felt while I was coming out of the closet.…

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A Month of Our LGBTQ+ Heroes: Marsha P. Johnson, advocate and visionary

| MON, JUN 15, 2020

One of my favorite things when it comes to dating is holding hands. That moment where you aren’t sure if he’s going to interlace his fingers or if he’s going…

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A Month Of Our LGBTQ+ Heroes: Audre Lorde, poet and author

| MON, JUN 08, 2020

As I reflect on my LGBTQIA+ hero amid the current anti-racism protests, I am reminded of all the many activists who marched before us – who used their voice and…

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How Mimouna Can Provide an Antidote to Social Distancing

| SAT, APR 18, 2020

Mimouna is the traditional North African Jewish celebration of eating chametz to mark the end of Passover. Ophir Tal, Israeli Emissary on behalf of The UJA Federation to The 14th…

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