Reboot has been responsible for producing some of the most influential and innovative Jewish books, films, music, web sites and large-scale public events of the past five years.
These projects include Unscrolled, the Sabbath Manifesto, the National Day of Unplugging, Sukkah City, 10Q, the UNDO list, Beyond Bubbie, the DAWN Festival, East Side Jews and the Idelsohn Society of Musical Preservation. Over the past three years alone, these nationally-visible projects have become more numerous, diverse and impactful. In that time,
Over the last five years:
- 1.3 million unique visitors have traveled to our website
- Reboot has hosted 71 live events, drawing more than 160,000 participants
- 600 organizations have become community partners, from which more than 350 live events have sprung, engaging more than 30,000 people
- 67,584 active subscribers have signed up on Reboot’s interactive program sites.
- Over 50,000 have made contributions of content to these projects
Discover the impact of one of our main programs, The National Day of Unplugging.
The Wall Street Journal covers “Beyond Bubbie: Tales from the Kitchen” at 92YTribeca.
The New York Times spreads the word on Bubbie.
More on Beyond Bubbie from New York Magazine’s Grub Street.
Los Angeles Times dishes on “Who’s Your Bubbie?”
NBC on Beyond Bubbie’s creation.
The Jewish Journal highlights “Who’s your Bubbie?”
Mercury News discusses latkes and bubbies with Wise Sons Deli.
National Day of Unplugging
Mashable says National Day of Unplugging Wants You to Power Down for 24 Hours
The Today Show with Kellie Pickler
Confessions of A Tech Addict: San Francisco Chronicle
KTVU TV – Bay Area
It’s Time Again For National Day of Unplugging and Ironically Enough, There’s an App For That: All Things D
Wall Street Journal says Group Offers Sleeping Bags for Smartphones
New York Times Blogs: And on the Sabbath, the IPhones shall Rest Style and An App that Reminds you to Unplug Bits Blog 2011
CBS Evening News – Katie Couric’s Notebook
New York Times’ Arts and Design says A Harvest of Temporary Shelters
Holiday Tradition Meets Modern Design: Wall Street Journal
Sukkah vs. Sukkah: NY Magazine
New York Architecture Events of the Year (Number 6): New Yorker
Union Square’s High Concept Sukkahs: The Forward
Redesigning Sukkot in New York City: Boing Boing
Social Network for One: Website Offers Visitors Chance to Reflect: Wall Street Journal
New York Times says Atonement and Reflection in a Digital Era
New York Times’ City Room says Ten Significant Questions for the Days of Awe
What’s More Jewish Than Asking Questions?: USA Today
10Q Project: Answer life’s big questions online … Then reread next year: Jewish Journal
Let’s Play 10 Questions: Utne Reader
Big screens, big questions. A religious holiday brings reflection to the Strip: Las Vegas City Life
Six Word Memoirs
Reviving ‘Songs For The Jewish-American Jet Set’: Fresh Air
Jewish Record Store Popping Up for a Month in S.F.: San Francisco Chronicle
Johnny Mathis to Discuss His Links to Jewish Music: San Francisco Chronicle
SF Contemporary Jewish Museum Celebrates Black and Jewish Music: KQED
The Secret Musical History Of…”Black Sabbath”?: NPR
East Side Jews
East Side Jews put a new spin on old traditions: The Eastsider LA
East Side Jews Enact do-it-yourself Judaism: Jewish Journal
OMG! How Generation Y is Redefining Faith in the iPod Era
A unique survey examining issues of identity, community, and meaning, from Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim youth, ages 18-25, across racial and ethnic lines. The findings also represent a snapshot of tomorrow, a glimpse of what may happen when Generation Y matures to the peak of its member’s participatory experiences.
Jewish Identity and Community in a Time of Unlimited Choices: This study delves deeply into the mindset of a Jewish cohort that feel largely positive about their Jewish identities but are unsure as to how their religious identities play out in their daily lives.
Network Evaluation Summary Report
The purpose of this evaluation was to evaluate the Reboot network and explore how Reboot can manage its continuing evolution to achieve increased impact in years to come.
Making Jewish My Own: Rebooters on Reboot
This 2014 network-wide study explored the value of the Reboot network and community for network members and sought to understand changes in members Jewish lives as a result of Reboot's programs and projects.
Community Partner Organization Evaluation: Executive Summary
Reboot embarked on a three-year evaluation (2014-2017) of its core programming. The following summarizes the top-level results and findings from the first set of data collection and analysis completed by Innovation Network, Inc. The data shows that Reboot programs indeed offer new ways for people to make Jewish tradition their own and it is through Reboot’s programs that community partner organizations are better able to provide their constituents with new pathways to Jewish life.
In 2015, Reboot, Righteous Persons Foundation, and IDEO congregated with a group of filmmakers, rabbis, writers, scholars, photographers, musicians, philosophers and policy makers on a journey of “Redesigning Jewishness.”
People talked, shared, ideas flowed and we made stuff. Told stories. Created systems to connect us. New tools to rekindle old rituals. Designed new rituals, delivered in traditional ways. New ideas to welcome the curious, engage the lapsed and retain the faithful.
What emerged was the Re/Book, a design thinking manifesto---outlining six core values and user case studies---for the development of new products and projects that reimagine Jewish lives full of meaning, creativity, and joy.
This project has come to life thanks to the partnership and generous support of Righteous Persons Foundation.