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New York, NY 10001
United States of America

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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Young Professionals Unscrolled with A.J. Jacobs

Shane Hankins

Shabbat Shabbang Friday Night Dinners: Young Professionals Unscrolled with A.J. Jacobs
Friday, Decmeber 13
7-9 pm
The JCC in Manhattan
New York, NY

In Unscrolled, 54 writers and artists wrestle with the Torah. Now it's your turn. Join us for a Friday night dinner with Unscrolled contributor A.J. Jacobs, editor at large at Esquire Magazine and author of four New York Times bestsellers, as he unscrolls shatnez and other random Torah portions. Wrestle with fellow Young Professionals, metaphorically of course, and tackle the book of B'reishit. Be strong, be strong, and may we be strengthened!

Unscrolled Events

Shane Hankins

Unscrolled LA Launch Party

Monday, October 28, 2013

8 PM to 11 PM

Downtown Independent

Los Angeles, CA


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


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.


Unscrolled has Arrived

Shane Hankins

A sneak peak into Reboot’s newest project to launch in September -- Unscrolled.

54 writers and artists wrestle with the Torah, giving new meaning to the 54 Torah portions that are read over the course of the year.

Who’s commentating?

  • Sloane Crosley on the plagues.
  • Damon Lindelof on the binding of Issac.
  • Rebecca Odes and Sam Lipsyte on the Ten Commandments.
A.J. Jacobs on what to wear.
  • Joshua Foer on Esau & more.  

Want to Unscroll?

  • Visit to sign up for emails with parasha prompts and upcoming Unscrolled events.
  • Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Join the conversation and share your interpretations.
  • Create an event for your community and sign up to receive a DIY kit.
  • Stay tuned for more info on launch events in New York (Sept 24), San Fransisco (Oct 2)  and Los Angeles (Oct 28)


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