DAWN is Reboot’s all-night culture and arts festival celebrating the Jewish calendar’s best-kept secret – Shavuot. Reboot produced this year’s “choose-your-own” experiential adventure in partnership with the Jewish Emergent Network and LABA’s Into the Night Tikkun Layle Shavuot. DAWN provided something for everyone throughout the 12 hours of music, film, comedy, dance, food and teaching across multiple channels. Dawn provided the opportunity to gather apart for a tradition that Reboot began years ago in San Francisco irl and that will live beyond this pandemic.
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As part of Reboot’s all-night interpretation of the magical and mighty holiday of Shavuot, we offer a very not sober history of Shavuot as moderated by Alex Grossman with Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove of Park Avenue Synagogue in NYC, comedian Heather Pasternak and writer/comedian Joel Stein. It is the first installment of highlights of Reboot’s past DAWN celebrations with music, film, comedy, dance, food, teaching and more. Watch here.
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The Blewish Dybbuk Project is a four part adaptation of S. Ansky’s play “The Dybbuk” through a modern Black and Jewish lens by artist Rebecca S’manga Frank.
An extended meditation by John Schott on Thelonious Monk’s immortal ballad.
Avi Amon and Lynne Marie Rosenberg present a series of music, film, and stopmotion animation collaborations, exploring the themes, images, and sounds of Shavuot, as creatively synthesized through an antique piano and one and half Jews.
Ethan Daniel Davidson, Gretchen Gonzales Davidson and Warren Defever perform the songs “Angel” and “‘Til The Light Comes Shining In.”
Luther Dickinson and Lamar Williams, Jr. usher in the dawn with a performance of Waiting For the Sun to Rise.
Reverend Billy Michael Honor (Aspen Institute), Rabbi Sharon Brous (IKAR) and Rabbi Lauren Henderson (Congregation Or Hadash)
Daniel Sokatch and Libby Lenkinski of the New Israel Fund provide context to the current crisis in Israel and Palestine.
Premiering at DAWN, watch this experimental video piece obliquely inspired by the Book of Ruth. The Threshing Floor was an experimental experiment, improvising together apart during a time of plague, taking a usual time of togetherness reverberations and mediations and instead finding a unified voice by sharing ideas across currents, many miles apart, and using the time tested accompanist named chance to take the beautiful wandering vibrations and lace them together into the blanket of sound before you.
The film accompanies the album release on August 27, 2021. Learn more, download the digital file, and buy the LP here!
Sunrise in Israel featuring Nadav Lev on guitar and brought to you by LABA Tel Aviv. DAWN is Reboot’s all-night culture and arts festival celebrating the Jewish calendar’s best-kept secret – Shavuot. DAWN offered 36 hours of music, film, comedy, dance, food and teaching across multiple channels. Reboot produced this year’s DAWN in partnership with the Jewish Emergent Network and LABA’s Into the Night Tikkun Layle Shavuot.
DAWN is Reboot’s all-night culture and arts festival celebrating the Jewish calendar’s best-kept secret – Shavuot. During DAWN 2021, we hosted a special conversation with Daniel Sokatch and Libby Lenkinski, of the New Israel Fund to give us context for the ongoing crisis in Israel and Palestine.