Unscrolling solo? With friends? Your community? No matter what, we invite you to join us for one of our upcoming events.
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Shabbat Shabbang Friday Night Dinners: Young Professionals Unscrolled with A.J. Jacobs
Friday, Decmeber 13
The JCC in Manhattan
New York, NY
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!
Literary Death Match—Unscrolled
Thursday, Nov 14
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
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.
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.