Join bestselling author Rebecca Soffer (Modern Loss) and renowned music journalist Pete Paphides (Broken Greek) 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. Uniting two best sellers from opposite sides of the pond to explore the common themes of loss and renewal (transformation) during this high holiday season.
Reboot Ideas has invited our technology experts, award-winning journalist Laurie Segall, co-founder of D3, Dot Dot Dot Media and author of Special Characters, and tech entrepreneur and artist Aza Raskin, subject and architect of Netflix’s Emmy-Award winning documentary The Social Dilemma and founder of The Earth Species Project and the Center for Humane Technology, to decipher Web3, its seemingly secret corners, how it is informing and transforming our lives and how it might impact our interactions. RSVP Here.
Join Amy Spitalnick, executive director of Integrity First for America, which successfully sued the Charlottesville neo-Nazis with Ilyse Hogue, author of bestselling book The Lie That Binds, President of Purpose, former President of NARAL Pro-Choice America for “Five Years Since Charlottesville: Democracy at Stake,” August 10, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. PT // 8:00 p.m. ET. Together, they will uncover and connect the dots between the assault on our democracy and our rights, how we can fight back, and what it means to live as both Americans and Jews. RSVP for the free online program here.
Sloane Crosley’s fifth book and second novel, Cult Classic, is a mysterious comedy, bringing metaphysics, modern love and mind control to New York City’s Lower East Side. Andrew Goldberg is a writer, producer and co-creator of Netflix’s Big Mouth, which teems with hormone monsters, pre-teen angst, and Bat Mitzvah drama. These two writers (who graduated high school together) can trace their origins to the suburbs of New York and many of their stories to their suburban Jewish upbringings. The two joined Reboot Ideas for a discussion of comedy, cultural irreverence and the ways in which personal identity creeps into public art. The conversation was held in Person at The Wyman Bar at Neuehouse Bradbury in Downtown Los Angeles June 29. The recording will be available here shortly.
Song of Songs at The Fisher Center at Bard
Original Dance by Pam Tanowitz Dance, Music by David Lang
Conversation with Rabbi Kendell Pinkney
Join Reboot Sunday, July 3 at 1 p.m. ET for a special in-person performance of Pam Tanowitz Dance’s latest piece, Song of Songs at The Fisher Center at Bard in Upstate New York. Tanowitz Dance’s first formal encounter with Jewish identity within her work, Song of Songs will begin with a conversation with Rabbi Kendell Pinkney. Read more about the piece here.
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One of Jazz composer and pianist Thelonious Monk’s most revered ballads, ‘Round Midnight was interpreted in spectacular style by Bay Area guitarist and composer John Schott and an all-star group of musicians in a continuous eight-hour exegesis, June 4, 2022 from 9:30 p.m. – 5:30 a.m. PT. The concert was performed live in San Francisco at Light Rail Studios and streamed online as the centerpiece of DAWN, a bold reimagining of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot by Reboot. Learn more and watch the full show here.
Reboot Ideas hosted British/Persian, writer, actor, activist and show creator Sarah Solemani (credits include Barry and Bridget Jones’s Baby) in conversation with Jessica Yellin, the Peabody, Gracie and Emmy award-winning political journalist and founder of News Not Noise, about the U.S. premiere of Solemani’s critically acclaimed Ridley Road on PBS Masterpiece Theatre May 1. The two held a candid conversation about the toxic and simmering antisemitism, racism, fascism and the complicated work of activism then and now. Recording available soon.
Love Thy Neighbor is an original five-part narrative series about the Crown Heights riot in Brooklyn from Audacy’s Pineapple Street Studios. On the series, Emmy-award winning journalist Collier Meyerson explores the lasting impact those four days of violence had on Crown Heights residents and the future of New York City. Listen here. Reboot Ideas is partnering with Pineapple Street Studios and Collier Meyerson to bring you an exclusive conversation about the podcast. Sign up here to receive more information as it becomes available.
Too often the fights for equity and justice ignite surprising and new altercations. Why are long-held allies fracturing? What are we not seeing? With Eric K. Ward, nationally recognized expert on authoritarian movements, and movement pioneer, Ilyse Hogue, Reboot Ideas illuminated the cracks where white supremacy, antisemitism and misogyny jeopardize our social fabric and help shape the multiracial, inclusive democracy that we strive for. This conversation was introduced by Reboot board member and strategy consultant, Brina Milikowsky. Taped on December 1, 2021 – Watch here.
Join us at the Relix Studio for a party hosted by Friday Night Jams, celebrating the festival of lights and the amazing new album, A Great Miracle: Jeremiah Lockwood’s Guitar Soli Chanukah Record. This event will feature a full performance of the album, followed by a set by The Sway Machinery, Lockwood’s long running rock band. More info here.
As a part of Infinite Light 2021, Reboot and Jeremiah Lockwood present a live, in-person concert performance of A Great Miracle at Der Nister in Los Angeles. Jeremiah brings to the stage his expertise as a singer, guitarist and composer with an expansive knowledge of musical traditions and techniques that stretch from The Piedmont blues to the cantorial synagogues of his youth, creating a memorable music experience like no other.
Join Reboot and Jeremiah Lockwood for a live, in-person concert performance of A Great Miracle at Sweetwater Music Hall in San Francisco. Jeremiah brings to the stage his expertise as a singer, guitarist and composer with an expansive knowledge of musical traditions and techniques that stretch from The Piedmont blues to the cantorial synagogues of his youth, creating a memorable music experience like no other.