The Reboot Ideas Festival has partnered with museums and organizations across SF to provide festival participants with opportunities to engage with the unique and rich Jewish arts and culture that San Francisco has to offer. During the festival weekend, participants will be asked to sign up for these optional activities.
The Community Sings Together with Jeremiah Lockwood and Jewlia Eisenberg. This program facilitates deeper knowledge of Jewish liturgy through communal music making, text study, hevruta learning, and conversation. Each session presents a carefully selected piece of traditional liturgical music. Rigorous in their engagement with historic Jewish sounds and classic texts and positive in their affirmation of the value and inherent beauty of all voices, this course will provide you with liturgical skills you can put into practice directly on Shabbat and holiday services. This is a great opportunity for you to get deeper into the liturgy and find a smart and aesthetically engaged path into participation in services.
Come experience the power of a Well Circle with At The Well Founder, Sarah Waxman. Well Circles are rooted in the Jewish ritual of Rosh Chodesh - monthly gatherings honoring the new moon. Well Circles are volunteer-run groups empowering women to connect to their bodies, Jewish spirituality, and community. Learn more on how to access this transformative practice as well as the themes of Nisan, a month about freedom, storytelling, listening, and taking risks. Together, we can build sacred spaces of belonging.
The Filmmakers in Residence at the Jewish Film Institute present documentary works in progress addressing subjects such as Charene Zalis' Stories from the Tree of Life, Theo Rigby's Sanctuary Rising, Yoav Potash's The Remembered, and Eva Brzeski's Daughterland. The Jewish Film Institute are the presenters of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF) which is the first and still the largest Jewish Film Festival, live and online programming throughout the year, and a suite of filmmaker services including a filmmaker residency program, a completion funding program and a robust filmmaker awards program. The event on Sunday will feature presentations by the current cohort of JFI Filmmakers In Residence. They will be showing clips, discussing their work and inviting participants to engage in conversation. For additional information, see here.
Since its founding in 1984, The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) has distinguished itself as a welcoming place where visitors can connect with one another through dialogue and shared experiences with the arts. Ever changing, The CJM is a non-collecting institution that partners with national and international cultural institutions to present exhibitions that are both timely and relevant and represent the highest level of artistic achievement and scholarship.