Why It Matters

The world is an ever-complicated place and will be even more complicated in the coming years. For 20 years, Reboot has been gathering and catalyzing some of the best and brightest change-agents for 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.

Founded in 2001 by a small group of imaginative young Jews who greeted the new Millennium with a desire to manifest Jewish lives full of meaning, creativity and joy, Reboot has grown into a community of trendsetters and doers who are committed to experimenting with Jewish ideas for the 21st Century. The network of Rebooters now consists of more than 600 Jewish (and “Jew-ish”) identifying leaders who are transforming industries such as art, culture, technology and social justice. The community includes Hollywood creatives (TransparentThe OfficeOrange is the New Black), San Francisco tech pioneers (Google, Facebook) and New York journalists (New York TimesWall Street Journal, Buzzfeed); plus influential academics, non-profit executives, community organizers, renowned chefs and digital media innovators. Our annual summit in Park City, Utah inducts a carefully-curated group of new Rebooters each year, adding to the networks’ strength and diversity while increasing the perspectives from which we explore Jewish identity.

We act as a research and development platform for select programs derived from the creativity and connections of the Reboot Network to focus investments towards Jewish arts and culture that are impactful and scalable. These projects are distributed by Reboot to the general public, and also throughout the Jewish community via 1,250+ community organization partners, reaching a diverse audience of millions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Reboot is an arts and culture nonprofit that reimagines and reinforces Jewish thought and traditions. As a premier R&D platform for the Jewish world, Reboot catalyzes its network of preeminent creators, artists, entrepreneurs and activists to produce experiences and products that evolve the Jewish conversation and transform society.

Reboot is based in New York, with staff and programs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and London, UK. Our business office is in Massachusetts. However, Reboot projects are intended to provide innovative new tools that inspire conversation, exploration and celebration anywhere in the world.

Reboot is audacious, inventive, inclusive and intellectually provocative. Reboot believes that every generation has the responsibility to define issues of identity, community, and meaning on its own terms, and that arts and culture are central to that process. Reboot believes that Jewish bonds transcend racial, ethnic, and gender differences, and that Jews are a multiethnic and multiracial people.

No. We may start from a Jewish place but many of the conversations we foster are universal.

All Reboot projects imagine Jewish ritual and tradition afresh, offering an inviting mix of discovery, experience and reflection through events, exhibitions, recordings, books, films, DIY activity toolkits and apps. Get updates on how to engage through our newsletter, sign up as a community partner and follow us on social media.