Reboot Your High Holidays With 10Q
Reboot is an arts and culture non-profit that reimagines and reinforces Jewish thought and traditions. As a premier R&D platform for the Jewish world, they catalyze their Rebooter Network of preeminent creators, artists, entrepreneurs and activists to produce experiences and products that evolve the Jewish conversation and transform society.
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. These projects have engaged over a million participants and continue to inspire Jewish connections and meaning by encouraging participants to become creators in their Jewish experience.
Their year-round activities are bookended by two annual tentpole events—the Reboot Summit, a closed gathering that convenes a diverse group of prominent Jewish change agents in an intellectually-provocative environment that inspires them to discover new ways to engage with their Judaism; and the Jewish Ideas Festival, a two-day conference of the world’s top Jewish thinkers, makers and artists presenting big new ideas in the space of Jewish arts and culture for the world to see.
For the High Holidays, Reboot has a project that can be done individually or with a congregation. Called 10Q, each day, from September 25th, Erev Rosh Hashanah, a 10Q question will land in your inbox along with a link. When you click on the link, you will be taken to a private and personal space where you can answer the question. Your answer will be stored. The next day, you will receive another question and a link.
The process will continue for 10 days.
At the end of the 10 days, you have a week or so post Yom Kippur, to reflect on your answers. With each question you will decide whether you are happy to share your answers with the 10Q editorial staff and the wider audience, either anonymously or attributed.
You will then be invited to hit the magic button and send your answers to a locked online vault.
Next year, before Rosh Hashanah, your answers will magically appear in your inbox, full of revelations
10Q was inspired by the traditional ten days of reflection that occur between the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a period of time that’s long been considered an opportunity to look at where you’re at, where you’ve come from, and where you’re heading. Whether you’re Jewish or not, though, 10Q is a great way for anyone to look back at the year that’s past, look ahead at the year to come, and take stock. That’s a beautiful thing in any language.
More than 750 unique organizations and communities have used 10Q as a platform to engage in meaningful Jewish reflection over the past 10 years. Through communal conversations, art installations and digital engagement, 10Q helps communities connect with the Jewish themes of reflection that are so pertinent over the High Holidays.
Reboot offers new resources for Community Partners to engage with and experience 10Q in real-time. As with all of Reboot’s programs, 10Q utilizes a DIY approach by providing tools and resources that empower Community Partners to create and facilitate programs that are authentic to their community and meet their individual needs.
Here’s what other partners around the country had to say about 10Q:
“Students report that they see the Holidays as more personally meaningful, rather than just an obligation. They also say that they feel more ownership over their practice and engagement with the holidays.” – Hillel Program Director
“I appreciate the way in which you all have opened up this content to apply it in a variety of ways. For a large congregation… I think what I was able to do created a powerful opportunity to meaningfully engage Jewish communal life for the folks that participated.” – Congregational Rabbi
As a 10Q partner, your community will be able to engage with the program and receive the following resources:
Reinvigorate the High Holidays for your community with the 10QDIY Toolkit and digital resource folder that they send once you have registered.
Plan an event for your community using the framework of 10Q and spark a conversation on reflection, repentance and mindfulness;
Print and share 10Q playing cards and reflection journals;
Marketing and outreach materials to help promote your program.
To become a Partner or for more information, visit rebooting.com