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 (Transparent, The Office, Orange is the New Black), San Francisco tech pioneers (Google, Facebook) and New York journalists (New York Times, Wall 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.