Our Events

Problem(s) of Meaning: What the Wandering Path of a Wayward Rabbi Means for You

virtual class


Problem(s) of Meaning: What the Wandering Path of a Wayward Rabbi Means for You

Feb. 17 & Feb. 24, 7pm | on Zoom

In this memoir-as-teaching Rabbi Josh will share his journey from rabbi to non-religious & non-observant Jew as a way to examine what it means to be Jewish in the modern world.  Weaving together theology, personal narrative, philosophy, Jewish stories and core texts, Rabbi Josh will explore the challenges we face in forging an authentic 21st century Jewish identity.  

the purim party that makes a difference

Completely Outrighteous Purim

co/lab x the alberta shul

Completely Outrighteous Purim

march 19, 7 pm | the pickle factory

Get your costume ready and prepare for a great evening with Co/Lab, the Alberta Shul and plenty our friends from around town.

We’ll have outrageous fun while doing the righteous work of helping houseless Portlanders to get into safe and warm “tiny homes.”  OutRighteous!  Money raised from this event will help fund the construction of these homes and aid in giving houseless individuals valuable training in the construction field.  

a night to remember

passover seder

passover seder

A Night to Remember: Seder for & with the Houseless

April 16, 2022 | more information coming soon

Each year we begin our seder with an invitation to those who are poor to come and join us as we eat the ‘poor person’s bread’ (matzah).  And then we literally close our doors.  Not this year!  Co/Lab wants to bring the Haggadah to life and make this Passover different as we join together in safety and security with those who are unseen and marginalized in our own city. The seder will happen in April 2022.

A Gathering on Psychedelics & Jewish Consciousness 

Seeing Voices

spring gathering

Seeing Voices: A Gathering on Psychedelics & Jewish Consciousness 

may 22, 2022 | more information coming soon

“Was Moses Tripping?” asks an author of a Times of Israel article. We’ll face this intriguing question with seriousness and heart at this large Spring gathering.  We’ll also explore psychedelic therapy for intergenerational trauma and how Jewish values guide us in considering equity implications for BIPOC and poor communities. Seeing Voices will be held in Spring 2022. Smaller gatherings happening in Winter 2021.


first cohort gathering


First Cohort Gathering

nov 21 | 10 am | Cohort members only

Art/Lab 2021/2022 Cohort members begin their journey with the first cohort meeting. 

jewish business networking group

launch event

Jewish Business Networking Group

Launching the Network

Nov. 17 | 11:30 AM-1PM | Leikam Brewing,
5812 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97215

A small-business networking group for Jew(ish) or Jewish-adjacent professionals. A place to connect with other businesses, develop client referrals, address your challenges and build mentorship opportunities. Join us at our kick-off event for lunch on us and discussion of how this group can serve your needs!

growing hearts

information session


Informational Meeting for Families

Nov. 14 | 11 AM | at the East Side Jewish Commons (2420 NE Sandy Blvd)

Jewish wilderness, creative, and character development experience for bnai mitzvah aged kids. Not your grandpa’s bar mitzvah! We are currently accepting families in the 2021/22 cohort, which will commence in January. Join us to find out more information about the program on Nov 14. 

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