Reboot is an arts and culture nonprofit that reimagines and reinforces Jewish thought and traditions. As a premier R&D platform for the Jewish world, we catalyze our Reboot Network of preeminent creators, artists, entrepreneurs and activists to produce experiences and products that evolve the Jewish conversation and transform society.
All Reboot projects imagine Jewish ritual and tradition afresh, offering an inviting mix of discovery, experience and reflection through events, exhibitions, recordings, books, films, DIY activity toolkits and apps. These projects have engaged over a million participants and continue to inspire Jewish connections and meaning by encouraging participants to become creators in their Jewish experience.
Our year-round activities are bookended by two annual tent-pole events—the Reboot Summit, a closed gathering that convenes a diverse group of prominent Jewish change agents in an intellectually-provocative environment that inspires them to discover new ways to engage with their Judaism; and the Jewish Ideas Festival, a two-day conference of the world’s top Jewish thinkers, makers and artists presenting big new ideas in the space of Jewish arts and culture for the world to see.
Founded in 2001 by a small group of imaginative young Jews who greeted the new Millennium with a desire to manifest Jewish lives full of meaning, creativity and joy, Reboot has grown into a community of trendsetters and doers who are committed to experimenting with Jewish ideas for the 21st Century. The Reboot Network now consists of over 600 Jewish (and “Jew-ish”) identifying leaders who are transforming industries such as art, culture, technology and social justice. The community includes Hollywood creatives (Transparent, The Office, Orange is the New Black), San Francisco tech pioneers (Google, Facebook) and New York journalists (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Buzzfeed); as well as influential academics, nonprofit executives, community organizers, renowned chefs and digital media innovators. Our annual summit in Park City, Utah, inducts a carefully-curated group of new Rebooters each year, adding to the network's strength and diversity while increasing the perspectives from which we explore Jewish identity. We then work to sustain that inquiry through year-round engagements, acting as an incubator for select programs derived from the creativity and connections of the Reboot Network. These projects are distributed throughout the Jewish community via 1,250+ community organization partners, reaching a diverse audience of millions.
In 2019, Reboot celebrated Chai with a new Strategic Plan to optimize its ability to leverage its network to develop transformative experiences and products for wandering Jews and the world we live in. Reboot Studios was established as the organization's research and development arm of the organization to focus investments toward Jewish arts and culture that are impactful and scalable.