Hi, I’m Dina Mann, Reboot’s Partnership and Outreach Manager. I work on community partnerships worldwide and help various communities and individuals implement Reboot projects, taking the vast and mighty ideas from the Reboot network and sharing them with the world. In this monthly highlight, I will share some of the most interesting work that is happening with our partners. (Of course, there is a ton of cool stuff, but I don’t have the time and you don’t have the patience to read about it!)
This month: read about our internship program at Hillels, a partnership with PJ Library and an editorial collaboration on the FRIDAY App with the Foundation for Jewish Camp.
1- Reboot Internships at Hillel
What happens when you mix college students, rad projects and a gift from the Federation of Greater Los Angeles? Reboot internships on campus. In our second year, Reboot has worked with students at Hillels at UCLA, USC and Hillel 818 to create a year long internship, where students are trained in Hillel International’s engagement methodology and Reboot’s various projects. Interns then go on to create their own fabulous programming. Highlights from this year included Unplugged Shabbats, a Touring the Jewish Deli series (pass the pastrami), and experimenting with concerts and a beer seder.
As our USC intern, Mitchell Stahl put it:
“Working as a Reboot intern over the course of the past year has been an incredible experience. As I gained a deeper understanding of Reboot and led relevant programs, I experienced personal, professional, and especially Jewish growth.”
Stay tuned for news from our new LA cohort and our first year in New York, thanks to the generous support of UJA-Federation of New York.
2- PJ Library for Parents
PJ Library is for kids, right? Well, hold your horses. A new initiative of PJ Library is sharing books and resources with parents to better help them think about their own Jewish identities and how it can mesh with their parenting. One of those books is Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life. The book and project created by SMITH Magazine in partnership with Reboot is a great tool to gain an insight into others' Jewish identities, and also a way to create new Jewish texts and inspire people’s creative juices. Interested in sharing Six-Words with your family? Check it out here.
3- Summer Camp in FRIDAY
Reboot and the Foundation for Jewish Camp are proud to partner on a summer series of stories for the FRIDAY App. FRIDAY is a free mobile App, designed and produced by Reboot + IDEO, for the iPhone. It offers a distinct invitation - a warm welcome and open door to unplugging, mindfulness, and connection. FRIDAY has come to life thanks to the partnership and generous support of The Righteous Persons Foundation. Look forward to stories about camping, canoeing and canoodling throughout the summer.
Interested in becoming a community partner? Want to learn more about how Reboot can collaborate with your community? Please feel free to email Dina Mann at firstname.lastname@example.org.