Events


Unscrolling solo? With friends? Your community? No matter what, we invite you to join us for one of our upcoming events. Don’t see an event in your city? Create your own. Download the UNSCROLLED toolkit and receive tips, suggestions and random ideas for bringing the text to life in your backyard. Make sure to tell us about your plans so we can spread the word.

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Past Events

Unscroll the Tabernacle with Reboot

Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival
Addison-Penzak JCC – Silicon Valley
June 22, 2014
2 p.m.-7 p.m.

In the book of Exodus, God gives the Israelites instructions for his tabernacle, a movable dwelling holding the Ark of the Covenant.In Reboot’s new book Unscrolled, in which artists and writers interpret sections of the Torah, Architect Marc Kushner reimagines the tabernacle and drops it into the middle of New York on its side, making it vertical so it would be visible in the skyline. Reimagine the tabernacle yourself — with graham crackers, frosting and candies. Build together as a family and consider how it relates to your own community and surroundings.

Unscroll the Tabernacle

JCCSF
July 12

Join Reboot on July 12 for a special Unscrolled activity at Oneg Shabbat – Saturday Unpluuged at the JCCSF. Come for the play date, stay for the live music. Unplug and meet up with family and friends for a screen-free afternoon of fun activities and celebratory cocktails. Conclude the day with Havdalah, a sweet send-off for Shabbat and a welcome to the new week. Each week features a family-friendly concert and a new adventure. Check jccsf.org/oneg to see upcoming schedules, from Tree Frog Treks to Food Demos to Happy Hour Specials.

Join Reboot to Unscroll the Tabernacle. In the book of Exodus, God gives the Israelites instructions for his tabernacle, a movable dwelling holding the Ark of the Covenant.

In Reboot’s new book Unscrolled, in which artists and writers interpret sections of the Torah, Architect Marc Kushner reimagines the tabernacle and drops it into the middle of New York on its side, making it vertical so it would be visible in the skyline. Reimagine the tabernacle yourself — with graham crackers, frosting and candies. Build together as a family and consider how it relates to your own community and surroundings.

Reboot and Atid present UNSCROLLED: A New Spin on Shavuot

Atid – Sinai Temple’s 20s & 30s
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA

In the tradition of studying Torah on Shavuot, Atid and Reboot’s UNSCROLLED invite you to delve deep into our central scroll in a fresh and innovative way. Re-imagine the ancient text with the help of artists, writers and rabbis. Shavuot dinner and dessert included!

7 pm – Dinner

8 pm – Program

For more information on Reboot’s UNSCROLLED project, visit www.unscrolled.org.

For more information on Atid events, visit www.atidla.com.

This event is brought to you in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

Night at the Jewseum: Rise

Contemporary Jewish Museum
San Francisco, CA
Thursday, June 5
6-9pm<

The CJM launches a new quarterly social event for the after work crowd. Enjoy activities throughout The Museum including the extraordinary music of Karina Denike and Michael McIntosh in the Stephen and Maribelle “Yud” Gallery, flash tours, dialogues on contemporary topics, DIY activities, and customized drinks and snacks. Rise celebrates the Jewish holiday of Shavuot and current Museum exhibitions, creating a one-night only contemporary experience.

Enjoy activities throughout The Museum including the extraordinary music of Karina Denike and Michael McIntosh, flash tours with fabric experts from Britex, DIY activities, and specialty drinks and snacks.

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Miles Nadal JCC
Toronto
In the Al Green Theatre
7:30 – 8:30 pm, Doors open at 7:00
Hosted by Ralph Benmergui

Storytellers and speakers, poets and performers take the stage to unravel the revelation at Mount Sinai. Wrestle with the meaning and legacy, history and mystery of one of Judaism’s foundational moments. Closing with a communal candle-lighting ceremony. Featuring Adam Nayman, David Silverberg, Tracey Erin Smith, Rabbi Noam Katz, and the Harmonia Downtown Jewish Youth Choir directed by Yonah Sienna.
NB: Limited seating, book your free ticket in advance – click here
Presented in partnership with Reboot: www.unscrolled.org

Unscrolled at the JCC Tikkun Leil Shavuot

The JCC in Manhattan
Tues, June 3, 10 pm–5 am
Doors open at 9 pm!

The countdown has begun for the tenth annual Paul Feig Tikkun Leil Shavuot at The JCC in Manhattan, the Upper West Side’s most spectacular holiday celebration, an updated version of the ancient festival of Shavuot, when the ancient Israelites stayed awake all night at Sinai anticipating the revelation. We will again offer a variety of traditional and innovative programs. Be part of the communal happening; come for an hour or seven!

Reboot Presents: Unscrolled Trivia Hour
What day was the Sabbath created? Where can you get leprosy? How many tablets did Mel Brooks have in History of the World, Part 1? If you can answer these questions (or even if you can’t!) come on down for a raucous hour of Torah and pop culture trivia, showdowns and, there might even be a hoedown! Winners will even recieve a grand prize (just don’t pick door number 1!) Visit unscrolled.org for more information.

Reboot Presents: #Torahin140
Can you sum up your favorite Torah portion in 140 characters or less. Take the challenge and create your own Torah commentary in the JCC lobby. Want more? Join the #Torahin140 conversation on Twitter and Facebook. Visit unscrolled.org for more information.

The Torah says WHAT?!?!

BBYO Conference

Dallas, TX

Unscroll the Torah with Unscrolled. In this workshop we will take a peek at some of the most daring interpretations of the Torah- for realz! We will think about what this ancient document means in the 21st century and then we will create our own commentary on this week’s Torah portion – Ki Tissa.

Unscrolled at Jewbilee

Join Reboot at the Addison-Penzak JCC for Jewbilee, a day of learning with classes, workshops, and performances for all ages. You choose what you want to do. Join our own Tanya Shevitz for these Reboot activities.

Jewbilee! A Day of Jewish Learning

Celebrating the Diversity of Jewish Life in Silicon Valley
Sunday, January 26th, 2014
Doors open at 1:00, first class begins at 1:30. Click here for a schedule of the day.

Register by Saturday, January 25th, and be entered into a raffle to win a fabulous prize. $10 general admission, $8 students/seniors/kids, ages 4 and under are free.
Full kosher buffet and childcare included in the ticket price.

Unscrolling the Commandments

Explore the weekly Torah portion through the lens of Unscrolled. In Mishpatim, laws are extrapolated, divinated and commanded to the Israelites.  It’s a perfect time to grab your commandment “scorecard” created by LA artist Eileen Levinson, and explore all 613 commandments in the Torah. Join this lively conversation and ask what resonates with us, what seems relevant today, which do we disagree with and whether in a world full of choices and freedom, is there still a place for commandment and obligation?

Unscrolling the Commandments

Jan. 29, 2014
Folio Books
3957 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
7-8:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Explore the weekly Torah portion through the lens of Unscrolled. In Mishpatim, laws are extrapolated, divinated and commanded to the Israelites.  It’s a perfect time to grab your commandment “scorecard” created by LA artist Eileen Levinson, and explore all 613 commandments in the Torah. Join this lively conversation and ask what resonates with us, what seems relevant today, which do we disagree with and whether in a world full of choices and freedom, is there still a place for commandment and obligation?

B’reishit/ Genesis in 140

Friday December 13
12 pm EST

Join @Unscrolled for a Twitter conversation on Genesis on 12/13/13 at 12 pm. We will explore some of the questions that have come up in the past few weeks, explore biblical themes as seen through Unscrolled and get stronger and stronger. Follow the #Torahin140 conversation and get your tweet on.

Shabbat Shabbang Friday Night Dinners: Young Professionals Unscrolled with A.J. Jacobs
Friday, Decemeber 13
7-9 pm
The JCC in Manhattan
New York, NY
$18

In Unscrolled, 54 writers and artists wrestle with the Torah. Now it’s your turn. Join us for a Friday night dinner with Unscrolled contributor A.J. Jacobs, editor at large at Esquire Magazine and author of four New York Times bestsellers, as he unscrolls shatnez and other random Torah portions. Wrestle with fellow Young Professionals, metaphorically of course, and tackle the book of B’reishit. Be strong, be strong, and may we be strengthened!

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Literary Death Match—Unscrolled
Thursday, Nov 14
6:30–8:30pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum
San Francisco, CA
$10 Members; $15 General

The oldest story ever told will be retold with a deliciously modern spin. Jewish authors read selections from Unscrolled, a modern interpretation of the Torah written by some of today’s best-known writers. Jewish judges include Rabbi David Kasher, comedian Nato Green, and last year’s All Jew Review finalist Zarina Zabrinsky. Authors include Shoshana Berger, Josh Healey, Caitlin Roper, and Ben Greenman.

Saturday, November 16
10 pm

The Global Day of Jewish Learning will be having 24 talks over 24 hours that will broadcast LIVE via Google Hangouts and YouTube, featuring some of the most dynamic and vibrant voices in Jewish learning. Join Reboot’s Dina Mann in this closer look at the story of Tamar and Judah. It’s just another boy-meets-girl-boy-dies-girl-marries-brother-boy-dies kind of story. Hear a reading of David Auburn’s take on Tamar and Judah and stay along for an interactive discussion that will challenge you to Keep it Simple and Go Deep. Join the conversation on Twitter with #Torahin140.

NY Launch

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Join us for the Six-Word Twitter Festival. During this three day virtual storytelling celebration there will be a series of prompts seeking Six Word answers. The prompt we’re participating in happens on Sept. 24, 2:30pm.
Want to take part in the Six-Word Festival?

It’s easy. 1. Follow @sixwords on Twitter.

2. Check the Six-Word Festival on Twitter homepage for the full schedule, real-time tweets during the festival, daily editors’ favorites, as well as winners.

3. On Sept. 24, 25, 26 share your own responses in #sixwords to challenges posed by our amazing cast of celebrity tweeters and judges and you could win books, cupcakes, and more. – See more here.