Reboot Ideas Conversations
Reboot Ideas: Can We Talk About Israel?
In his highly-anticipated book, Can We Talk About Israel? Daniel Sokatch breaks down the hot button issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that are tearing up dinner tables, political parties and college campuses. Sokatch sat down with homeland security expert and Harvard Kennedy School professor, Juliette Kayyem for a frank discussion about the conflict and how we might move forward with the humanity and imagination this moment requires. Watch the replay here.
What Would You Bring
When the Nazis forced his family out of their home and into the Budapest Ghetto, 7-year-old John Hajdu took his teddy bear with him. John’s beloved toy accompanied him as he survived Nazi occupation, lived through the Hungarian Revolution in 1956, escaped to Austria and made a new life for himself in London. His story is brought to life by filmmakers Christopher Noxon and Rebecca Odes.
Coming of Age - Detroit
Coming of Age: Detroit – Sherman’s March to the Promised Land
In this episode of the award winning digital series Coming of Age from Silver Screen Studios and Reboot, Fisher family scion and matriarch Jane Sherman previews seminal moments that strengthened and deepened her Jewish identity throughout her life and offers insights into the Detroit Jewish community’s steadfast commitment to the State of Israel.
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 9:00 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. Watch it here.
The award winning digital series Coming of Age from Silver Screen Studios and Reboot returns for a second season to feature profiles of an incredible group of older Detroiters, some whose names are sure to be familiar to locals and others to discover and fall in love with for the first time. Watch them here.
The vinyl version of our groundbreaking new score for the 1921 classic horror film The Golem: How He Came Into the World is now available online and in stores. The vinyl album of the new score is paired with an eight-part episodic video series of commentary hosted by pre-eminent scholars, composers and film historians discussing the significance of the film and its music and taking a deep dive into Jewish history, occultism, Hollywoodism, traditions, and astrology. Watch, listen and order the newly-pressed vinyl version here.
What Would You Bring? invites you to imagine what it might feel like to be in the shoes of a refugee if you were forced to flee your home. Experiencing the journeys of dolls, teacups, teddy bears and more allows us to understand that we all have far more in common than we might have thought.
DAWN is Reboot’s all-night culture and arts festival celebrating the Jewish calendar’s best-kept secret – Shavuot. Reboot produced the 2021 “choose-your-own” experiential adventure in partnership with the Jewish Emergent Network and LABA’s Into the Night Tikkun Layle Shavuot. For 2022, we are offering highlights of previous year’s DAWN celebrations!
Reboot Ideas hosts the critical conversations evolving the Jewish experience and transforming society. For 20 years, Reboot has been gathering and catalyzing some of the best and brightest change-agents for off-the-record conversations about Jewish identity and meaning, and has seen first-hand the power of imagination and uncensored dialogue to translate and transform the big issues of our time. We are now amplifying these vital ideas and bringing in wider perspectives to identify and carve new pathways for wandering Jews and the world we live in.
Silver Screen Studios presents Dispatches from Quarantine, an interview series for the Zoom generation featuring celebrity interviews, short vignettes and special moments sourced straight from our community of inspiring seniors. From media icon Larry King to legendary actress Ellen Burstyn, Tommy Chong, Carl Reiner, Norman Lear, Marion Ross and more, the series tells the inspiring and uplifting stories of seniors as they navigate shelter-at-home orders and life under quarantine.
Saturday Night Seder premiered to an audience of more than 1 million viewers, and has raised more than $3.5 million for the CDC Foundation’s Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund. Rooted in tradition but rewritten to include comedy, music, and sketches, Saturday Night Seder was a grassroots effort put together at the start of the pandemic by a small team working remotely around the country, including Benj Pasek, Adam Kantor, Jen Snow, Alex Edelman and Michael Mitnick. Learn more and watch!
Jena Friedman isn’t a chef. In fact, she’s barely a cook. And she’s not great at following instructions. Which can get tricky, because most recipes have instructions. But trapped at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the touring comedian found that her mind wandered to the darkest places – her kitchen.
Reboot’s Give Light project re-imagines the concept of gift giving during Hanukkah as a time for art, community, and tikkun olam. The project asks people to consider how and why they “give light” to others throughout the year. It can mean giving time, talents, thoughts or money to causes you believe in. It may mean speaking up to injustice, supporting a friend or loved one in need – or something completely unique to you.