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Founded in 2002, Reboot engages and inspires young, Jewishly-unconnected cultural creatives, innovators and thought-leaders who, through their candid and introspective conversations and collaboration, generate projects that impact both the Jewish and non-Jewish worlds. 


Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Social Activism

Shane Hankins


By Sasha Gayle-Schneider

If you had exactly six words to describe your life, what would they be? As a continuation of the book Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life published by SMITH Magazine, the online storytelling community founded in 2006, Reboot will highlight Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish life from some of the many diverse communities grappling with Judaism, meaning, and identity.  

This week, read memoirs from Jewish social activists reflecting on their experiences. How do you effect change? Is there an imperative for justice inherent in Judaism? Does your Jewishness impact your activism? What are Jewish social justice values?

To participate in the project, please email your Six-Word memoir to or visit the Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life website. 

Categories for upcoming weeks include: spirituality, artists, under 18, Russian and LGBTQ Jewish Life. 

Amar Rav Emma Goldman: Wake Up!


I felt connected, dismayed, deeply upset.


You know empathy, you know justice.

(Jill Lipman)

Online petitions, sitting on my tush.  


Too many halves to make whole.


Asking questions that push the boundaries.

(Ari Schoenburg)

Raised with one perspective, formed another.


Equality of human value trumps always.

(Howie Stanger)

Question: Is this land your land?


We are all children of Noah!

(Eli Freedman)

Wishing I prayed with my feet.


Changing a community I didn’t choose

(Josh Berman)

We’re living Torah, let’s act accordingly.


Help others? Support my own? Both?

(Rafi Ellenson)

What would my grandparents think now?


Passion for humanity and community development

(Noah Flinkman)

Interfaith leads to total world peace

(Emily Goldberg)

I never know enough to argue.


How about a 1:1 over coffee?

(Zach Anziska)

I care about justice for everybody.


Vilna immigrant, Communist grandma: big heart


Yes, I can...but will I?


Chosen people ensure lively democratic debate.


Moshiach on line now: no waiting


Next year, I shall be free.


Peace - Charity - Humanism - Work - Love - Compassion



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