Sukkah City has inspired a movement of experimental Sukkah projects around the globe, from San Diego to Sydney, from St. Louis to Toronto. Sukkah City 2010 brought over 100,000 New Yorkers to Union Square for a two-day exhibition of radically reimagined sukkahs. The competition attracted almost 650 entries from over three dozen countries, making it one of the largest architecture competitions of recent years. It was covered in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many of the major architecture and design publications. New York Magazine devoted a six-page spread to the 12 winning sukkahs. The contest was described in the Atlantic as “probably the largest non-Orthodox, non-Israel-centered public expression of Jewish life in the history of New York.”
Sukkah City 2010 brought over 100,000 New Yorkers to Union Square for a two-day exhibition of radically reimagined sukkahs. Organized by Joshua Foer, Roger Bennett, and Reboot, the competition attracted almost 650 entries from over three dozen countries, making it one of the largest architecture competitions of recent years. Sukkah City has inspired a movement of experimental Sukkah projects around the globe, from San Diego to Sydney, from St. Louis to Toronto. Now, for the first time, Reboot and Sukkah City project creators have a set of materials that can help future creatives and communities who want to create their own version of Sukkah City. We hope you will find these to be both informative and inspirational, and also know that each version of this project has its own special context and take on this ancient yet still engaging form of architecture and ritual. Learn more here.
Life’s Biggest Questions. Answered By You. 10Q emails you a question a day for 10 days during the High Holidays. Afterwards, you send your answers to the secure online vault. One year later, your answers are unlocked and returned and the process begins anew. Learn more and sign up here.
Since 2007, 10Q has provided a platform for thousands of people to reflect deeply in a digital space, and has branched out into live 10Q Pop Up experiences, as well as writing-journals for families and adults. Utilizing themes surrounding Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the project offers a deeply connected experience in a way that’s natural to digital natives. After being featured in the early years on the Times Square Jumbotron and embraced by celebrities such as Jane Lynch (Glee) and Joey Soloway (Transparent), the project has gone on to privately chart the journeys and narratives of our participants’ lives.
In 2010, Reboot launched an architectural design competition and work of installation-art titled Sukkah City. More than 600 entries were received, and a panel of architects and art critics selected a dozen winners. The 12 pieces were constructed in Union Square Park in New York City for a three-day celebration.
The National Day of Unplugging (NDU) is an annual 24-hour period, sundown to sundown, of observing a communal digital detox taking place March 3-4, 2023. A project created by Reboot, the NDU is an outgrowth of the Sabbath Manifesto, an adaption of our ancestors’ ritual of carving out one day per week to unwind, unplug, relax, reflect, get outdoors, and connect with loved ones. Learn more about how you can unplug this year!
With contributions from machers like Larry David, Henry Winkler, Jonathan Safran Foer, Elizabeth Wurtzel, Maira Kalman and Mayor Ed Koch, along with hundreds of never-before-published writers, Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life offers 360 stories of faith and family, duty and identity, celebration and tsuris that will inform, delight and inspire—six words at a time.
reBar: Rewind to 13. Fast Forward to Today. reBar opens and creates a space for individuals, and then families and communities, to explore and reflect upon their B-Mitzvah (that’s Bar and Bat) experiences as an evolving part of life.
Beyond Bubbie is an interactive community cookbook and a place to share the stories and memories connected to these recipes.