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.

Download the Schedule below to find the timestamps of the content now living on the Portl platform.

Episode 6

The Blewish Dybuk Project

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.

Eight Hours ‘Round Midnight

An extended meditation by John Schott on Thelonious Monk’s immortal ballad.

Thou Shalt: Shavuot Sketches

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.

‘Til The Light Comes Shining In

Ethan Daniel Davidson, Gretchen Gonzales Davidson and Warren Defever perform the songs “Angel” and “‘Til The Light Comes Shining In.”

Waiting for the Sun to Rise

Luther Dickinson and Lamar Williams, Jr. usher in the dawn with a performance of Waiting For the Sun to Rise.

Equity, Access and the Beloved Community

Reverend Billy Michael Honor (Aspen Institute), Rabbi Sharon Brous (IKAR) and Rabbi Lauren Henderson (Congregation Or Hadash)

The Land of Milk and Honey: Wrestling with an Israel in Crisis during Shavuot

Daniel Sokatch and Libby Lenkinski of the New Israel Fund provide context to the current crisis in Israel and Palestine.

Threshing Floor

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!

DAWN in Tel Aviv

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.

Episode 1

Wrestling with an Israel in Crisis

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.