Attention 14Y Members: The building will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th. All in-person and virtual classes will be cancelled.

Downtown Jewish Life

LABA: Opening the study of NIGHT

| MON, FEB 05, 2024

During the first week of January, we hosted our first LABA session with our new NIGHT cohort. For me, night can mean many things. But the thing that resonates with…

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Unite with Light

| MON, DEC 11, 2023

“Unite with Light!” Chanukah at Cooper Square Monday, December 11 | 5:15 PM Location: Cooper Triangle Experience the warmth of togetherness and the joy of tradition at Unite with Light!…

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A Little About LABA

| FRI, OCT 06, 2023

Hello, world. I am Chanan Ben Simon—vocalist, multimedia artist, and Director of LABA NY. For those unfamiliar with LABA, it is a Jewish house of study and culture laboratory that…

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Mental Health Awareness Month

| TUE, MAY 17, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which started in America in 1949 and was founded by the Mental Health America Organization. I would like to share with you what it’s…

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The Jew Without Memory

| MON, DEC 07, 2020

Hanukkah begins this week, and the 14th Street Y and our partners at Downtown Jewish Life are hosting virtual events throughout the holiday! There’s something for everyone, including sing-alongs, candle…

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How can I even start saying goodbye?

| FRI, AUG 14, 2020

Truth be told, I didn’t believe this day would come. This day of closure, in which I’ll come back to Israel from two exciting, life-changing years at the 14th Street…

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Why Do We Celebrate Tikkun?

| TUE, MAY 26, 2020

Every year in May or June, the 14th Street Y celebrates a Tikkun: a mesmerizing deep dive into Jewish and Israeli culture, our way of celebrating the Jewish holiday of…

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Bridging Two Different Worlds

| TUE, AUG 07, 2018

This month, we welcome a new member into our vibrant downtown community. I am excited to introduce our new envoy from Israel—Ophir Tal. Ophir, a Shaliach, will begin his two…

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INTO THE NIGHT: An Interview with Rabbi Eva Sax-Bolder

| THU, MAY 03, 2018

We are getting closer to INTO THE NIGHT, the 14th Street Y’s contemporary spin on Tikkun Leil Shavuot, taking place on May 19th. To explore one of the evening’s themes,…

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