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.

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.

Past Events

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!

LA Launch

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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.

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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.