Events

April 10, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST Temple Sholom 3480 North Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60657 RSVP
April 10, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST Temple Sholom 3480 North Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60657 RSVP

Join Rabbi Shoshanah Conover and guest speaker, Rebecca Soffer, for a candid, warm, and even humorous conversation exploring Rebecca’s book, “The Modern Loss Handbook,” and the global movement to destigmatize the universal experience of grief while encouraging people to find meaning and live richly. “The Modern Loss Handbook” offers a welcoming space in which to grow thoughts and feelings as they evolve and create a personal roadmap toward resilience. With warmth, wit and disarming humor, Rebecca and the rabbis will unpack the wisdom of the book and discuss how the long arc of loss can be woven into our lives in a way that is practical, creative, comforting, provoking, and, finally, hopeful. Find more info and RSVP here.

April 9, 2024 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST Temple Shir Shalom 3999 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323 RSVP
April 9, 2024 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST Temple Shir Shalom 3999 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323 RSVP

Join Rabbi Jennifer Kaluzny, Rabbi Michael Moskowitz and guest speaker, Rebecca Soffer, on April 9, 2024 for a candid, warm, and even humorous conversation exploring Rebecca’s book, “The Modern Loss Handbook,” and the global movement to destigmatize the universal experience of grief while encouraging people to find meaning and live richly.

“The Modern Loss Handbook” offers a welcoming space in which to grow thoughts and feelings as they evolve and create a personal roadmap toward resilience. With warmth, wit and disarming humor, Rebecca and the rabbis will unpack the wisdom of the book and discuss how the long arc of loss can be woven into our lives in a way that is practical, creative, comforting, provoking, and, finally, hopeful. This event is intended for adults and will include a conversation with Rebecca Soffer and the rabbis, followed by strolling refreshments and book signing. Learn more and get tickets here

March 28, 2024 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST Manny's 3092 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 Tickets
March 28, 2024 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST Manny's 3092 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 Tickets

We’ve Been Here Before: What the Punk Scene Can Teach Us About White Supremacy produced with Reboot Studios, is a deep dive into the punk subculture that fought back against White Nationalists and neo-Nazis, and the lessons they have to share with those fighting for an inclusive democracy today. This short documentary connects the dots between mass shootings, antisemitism, and the rise of hate violence in America by following Eric Ward, an expert on the relationship between authoritarian movements and hate violence who first encountered these forces as an anti-racist skinhead in the punk rock subculture.

Join us for a conversation with Ward, filmmaker Jacob Kornbluth, anti-hate skinhead Dion Garcia, musician Karina Deniké, punk and sound effects artist Ronni Brown, and anti-racist Crystal Magee for a personal and strategic discussion about the role of subcultures in the larger struggle against hate, moderated by journalist and professor Mark Danner. Reception with food and drinks to follow, featuring local vinyl DJs spinning vintage punk, soul, and reggae. More details and tickets can be found here.

February 25, 2024 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM PST The Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103 Tickets
February 25, 2024 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM PST The Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103 Tickets

Discover the vibrant and transformative music scene that defined San Francisco from the late 1980s–2000s with photographer Jay Blakesberg and Noise Pop co-founder and Reboot Network member Jordan Kurland. Presenting iconic images and trading insider stories of the city’s music history, Blakesberg and Kurland will revisit memorable concerts and musical moments, from legendary outdoor performances and festivals to shows at beloved lost music venues. Join Reboot with the CJM and Noise Pop to celebrate San Francisco’s creative spirit, unique musical identity, and electrifying history. Learn more and RSVP.

February 15, 2024 7:40 PM to 10:00 PM EST Tara Theatre Atlanta, GA Tickets
February 15, 2024 7:40 PM to 10:00 PM EST Tara Theatre Atlanta, GA Tickets

Back on the big screen after 100+ years, the only surviving print of Breaking Home Ties will be shown at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival with the world premiere of a new original score produced by Reboot Studios with legendary artists Steve Berlin, Mocean Worker, Scott Amendola and more! Breaking Home Ties, released for general audiences in 1922, was directed by Jewish filmmakers Frank N. Seltzer and George K. Rowlands with the express purpose of countering escalating antisemitism in the US. Featuring sympathetic Jewish lead characters, the film is a rare example from early cinema that explicitly depicts Jewish life and rituals. Long thought lost, the world’s only surviving print of Breaking Home Ties was rescued, restored and re-released by The National Center for Jewish Film. The new recorded score will premiere with the film on February 15, 2024 at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Details and more here.

November 1 to 4, 2023 The National Mall Wshington, D.C.
November 1 to 4, 2023 The National Mall Wshington, D.C.

“While this project has been in the works for the past year, the timing feels particularly poignant. We need many more women leaders and feminist perspectives in the world right now,” says artist and Reboot Network member Tiffany Shlain, whose sculpture DENDROFEMONOLOGY: A Feminist History Tree Ring will be installed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. presented by the National Women’s History Museum. Learn more here.

October 30, 2023 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST Third Man Records 441 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201 Tickets
October 30, 2023 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST Third Man Records 441 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201 Tickets

Reboot, with Detroit Public Theatre and Detroit Public Television, invites you for a pre-Halloween event to celebrate the most famous Jewish monster, the Golem, its history and contemporary lessons, at a festival of music, film, conversation and art in Detroit. This interactive experience on October 30, 2023, features Adam Mansbach, the #1 New York Times bestselling author whose latest novel The Golem of Brooklyn was just released this fall, and Dr. Justin Sledge, a Detroit-based professor of Ethics, Religion, and Social-Political Philosophy whose research has an emphasis on Jewish esotericism and the occult. In a conversation moderated by Angelique Power, president & CEO of The Skillman Foundation, the two will discuss the historical and contemporary connection between the legend of the golem and Jewish links between the supernatural, creativity and tikkun olam (repairing the world). The evening will also feature the release of Reboot’s new vinyl record The Golem and Detroit artists Oliva Guterson and Faina Lerman manifesting Jewish monsters with a live painting installation, along with a new video by Lynne Avadenka, along with film screenings, music and more. Details and tickets here. This event will be recorded and available to stream following the program. Subscribe to Reboot’s YouTube channel for updates.

October 19, 2023 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM PST Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA Get Free Tickets Here
October 19, 2023 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM PST Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA Get Free Tickets Here

In their new film, We’ve Been Here Before, Emmy-winning filmmaker Jacob Kornbluth and civil rights strategist Eric K. Ward explore the role of the punk subculture in fighting back against white nationalists and neo-Nazis. Join Reboot Ideas on Oct. 19, 2023 at the Holocaust Museum LA for a screening and conversation about the lessons they have to share about the larger struggle against hate, not just in America, but the world. Kornbluth and Ward will be joined by Molly Neuman (Downtown Music Holdings) in a conversation moderated by Jessica Yellin (News Not Noise). The short documentary by Kornbluth is a part of Reboot Studios’ latest round of funding investments. Learn more about the film here. The conversation will be available to stream following the program. Subscribe to Reboot’s YouTube channel for updates.

September 16, 2023 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM PST Crissy Field East Beach RSVP
September 16, 2023 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM PST Crissy Field East Beach RSVP

Mark the start of your new year with Reboot and the JCCSF  Reset your system with our modern spin on a 600-year-old Rosh Hashanah ritual called tashlich. This custom of ridding ourselves of all our bad vuggum (karma) from the previous year and getting a fresh start for the new one is traditionally enacted by tossing crumbs (we now use birdseed to be more eco-conscious) into the ocean. Bring a shofar, if you have one, to blow along with some of San Francisco’s finest players from the Jazz Mafia, the Irish Pipers Band, and the Ministers of Sound of the Saint John Will-I-Am Coltrane African Orthodox Church. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Crissy Field East Beach in San Francisco – new time this year, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.  Find out more here and RSVP here.

July 12, 2023 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM PST Berkeley Rep, Peet's Theatre 2025 Addison St Berkeley CA 94704 Get tickets here
July 12, 2023 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM PST Berkeley Rep, Peet's Theatre 2025 Addison St Berkeley CA 94704 Get tickets here

Reboot Rabbinical Educator Kendell Pinkney sat down with his friend and colleague, Tony-winning actor Ari’el Stachel to discuss the “intersections of race, mental health, and survival” from the stage of Stachel’s new show at Berkeley Rep, Out of Character. The program was held on July 12 following the performance of Out of Character at Berkeley Rep and will be available to stream shortly. Hosted by Reboot in partnership with Berkeley Rep and The Workshop with support from the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. 

March 12, 2023 to April 14, 2024 2:00 PM to 2:26 AM PST Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94103 Please subscribe to Reboot's YouTube page to be notified when the recording is available.
March 12, 2023 to April 14, 2024 2:00 PM to 2:26 AM PST Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94103 Please subscribe to Reboot's YouTube page to be notified when the recording is available.

Photographer Gillian Laub, whose exhibition Family Matters, is currently on view at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, joined curator Maya Benton on March 12 to explore two decades of Laub’s work and what it means to be an artist in this moment of increasingly polarizing politics. Gillian and Maya examined what’s at stake and what we can do to ensure a thriving future for Jewish voices and perspectives. This program is supported by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. This conversation is the first in a 2023 Reboot Ideas series of three events in the San Francisco Bay Area, supported by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. The series, “Art as Counterpoint to Antisemitism” foregrounds the role of arts and culture as acts of resistance to a rising tide of antisemitism. Watch the event here.

December 1, 2022 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM PST The Wyman Bar at Neuehouse Bradbury 304 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013 Get Tickets Here
December 1, 2022 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM PST The Wyman Bar at Neuehouse Bradbury 304 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013 Get Tickets Here

Speaking about his new book The Future is Analog: How to Create a More Human World, bestselling author and journalist David Sax takes us back into the heart of our digital saturated pandemic lives, and examines the reality it unearthed, about the technological future we were promised, but ultimately failed us, and the one we actually realized we want to build. David will be in conversation with Srinivas Rao, the host and founder of the podcast, The Unmistakable Creative.

October 13, 2022 to April 9, 2023 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103 Buy Tickets
October 13, 2022 to April 9, 2023 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103 Buy Tickets

A Family Matters Reflection and Response Space

Share your family stories with us! Reboot and Silver Screen Studios are partnering with the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco around Reboot Network member Gillian Laub’s new photo exhibition Family Matters. The project offers a space for people to reflect on family – biological or chosen – and how our connections with loved ones influence our lives. You can participate in person or from afar. Find out more here and visit at the CJM until April 9, 2023.

Bestselling author Rebecca Soffer (Modern Loss) joined renowned music journalist Pete Paphides (Broken Greek) Oct. 19 for a candid, warm, and even humorous conversation exploring Rebecca’s new book, “The Modern Loss Handbook,” and the global movement to destigmatize the universal experience of grief while encouraging people to find meaning and live richly. This program united two best sellers from opposite sides of the pond to explore the common themes of loss, renewal and transformation during this high holiday season. Recording available soon. Subscribe to Reboot’s YouTube page to be notified when the video is available.

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