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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. 

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"Jewish" Is What You Make It

Shane Hankins

On Thursday, June 30 Reboot took part in BBYO International Leadership Conference (ILTC)’s “reverse field trip” in Lake Como, Pennsylvania.

 

BBYO teen leaders spend three weeks up at Perlman Camp honing their Jewish leadership skills.  For the “reverse field trip,” professionals from established Jewish organizations came up to camp to lead sessions about our respective organizations and create opportunities for BBYOers to engage in conversations about different issues within the Jewish world. Meeting with teens from across the country, the air was ripe with talk of Israel, collaboration, and camp-pride.

In the Reboot workshop, we used our Six-Word Memoir project to help the teens make personal connections to their roles as leaders.

 

In Larry Smith’s introduction to Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life, he writes that “the six-word limitation forces us to figure out the essence of who we are and what matters most. This simple form of expression can become the starting point for larger discussions.” In each of my workshops we discussed using this language to express our values as Jewish leaders using these three questions as the basis for our conversation:

 

Who am I?

What Jewish leadership skills am I inheriting?

What, if anything, do I want to do about it?

Responses ranged from comedic, to sentimental, to the utterly intellectual. All poignant and excited about their roles in the community, these teens Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Leadership exemplify the future of Jewish leadership.

Here are a few:

 

More leaders make a brighter future.

Jacob Schuman: Cleveland, Ohio

 

One Jewish teen can change everything.

Deena Goldman: Boca Raton, FL

 

Six million gone, one step forward.

Jacu Sobel: Charlotte, NC

 

Never forget what we’ve come from.

Dahlia Byres: Fort Collins, Colorado

 

Changing lives often grows a soul.

Alec Shears: Cooper City, FL

 

I am, therefore we are, forever.

Shalom Mayberg

 

Jew by religion, Jewish by action.

Jordan Vlosky: Mequon, WI

 

Do not rinse, wash, and repeat.

Lauren Dryzer: Knoxville TN

 

Soup is empty without Matzoh Balls.

Rebekah Hess: Tenafly, NJ

 

Paying for college? Bar Mitzvah Money.

Rebekah Hess: Tenafly, NJ

 

What's your Six-Word story?

 

Zoe Penina Baker is a Program Consultant at Reboot, responsible for developing and implementing events and programming in the greater New York area. As an artist, long-time event coordinator, and Queens native, she has worked for the last 6 years organizing and curating arts programming across New York State. Zoe’s creative practice explores Jewish-feminist themes through interactive food- and textile-based interactive installations. See more of her work here: www.zoepeninabaker.net.

 

 

 

 

 

Beyond Bubbie Events

Shane Hankins

Beyond Bubbie
Thursday, November 14, 2013
8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Toronto, ON

Join us for an evening dedicated to food, family, and the stories that link them together. Appealing to all the senses, this event is an opportunity to celebrate Toronto’s rich and diverse food traditions and the shared tradition of learning recipes from your grandmother.

Hosted by David Sax author of “Save the Deli.”

Featuring bubbie-inspired performances by Toronto's best storytellers, a cappella tunes by the Varsity Jews and treats by Project HaMotzi.

Co-produced by Miles Nadal JCC, Ontario Jewish Archives, Shoresh, and Reboot.

Give Back to Bubbie

November 24, 2013

10:00-12:00 noon
Rodeph Sholom
7 West 83rd Street
New York

Want to meet Bubbies on the Upper West Side and deliver food packages to them for Thanksgiving? Join Beyond Bubbie, as we team up with DOROT, for a day of giving back to Bubbies in our community. Email dina@rebooters.net to sign up to be a part of this program where we will deliver food to the home-bound and get to hear their stories about the food that made them who they are.

 

Unscrolled Events

Shane Hankins

Unscrolled LA Launch Party

Monday, October 28, 2013

8 PM to 11 PM

Downtown Independent

Los Angeles, CA

FREE

Please join us for an evening of live performance and conversation with Unscrolled authors Rachel Axler, Josh Radnor, Davy Rothbart, Dana Shapiro, Jill Soloway, Joel Stein - plus readings from pieces written by Eli Attie, Damon Lindelof and Michaela Watkins and Q&A with Julie Hermelin and Christopher Noxon. Get tickets here.

Literary Death Match—Unscrolled

Thursday, Nov 14

6:30–8:30pm

Contemporary Jewish Museum

San Francisco, CA 
$10 Members; $15 General

The oldest story ever told will be retold with a deliciously modern spin. Jewish authors read selections from Unscrolled, a modern interpretation of the Torah written by some of today’s best-known writers. Jewish judges include Rabbi David Kasher, comedian Nato Green, and last year’s All Jew Review finalist Zarina Zabrinsky. Authors include Shoshana Berger, Josh Healey, Caitlin Roper, and Ben Greenman.

 

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