I was checking in on the Reboot website to see if their new issue of Guilt & Pleasure is out. And it is. It's called the Death Issue (hopefully coming to MT soon.)
I found something even better than the new issue of the journal of contemporary Jewish conversations. There is a Do-Not-Miss event for you if you live in the San Francisco area: Dawn '08. Seven weeks after the second night of Passover is Shavuot, a time to rededicate oneself to the Jewish law, as received through the Torah. On the first night of Shavuot it is traditional to stay up all night and study Torah. The Reboot team is offering an unorthodox night of "study" by creating an "all night cultural arts festival" in the Contemporary Jewish Museum.
From the website: Dawn2008.org
Saturday, June 7, 2008, beginning at 8:00 PM
San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) and Reboot, are pleased to announce DAWN '08, an all-night, arts and culture festival and celebration of Shavuot at the grand opening of the Contemporary Jewish Museum, offering guests the opportunity to groove, learn, explore and mingle at the Museum's new building and exhibition space before the doors open to the public the following morning.
Dawn '08 presents a modern twist on Shavuot's traditional all-night rabbinical study sessions: taking place simultaneously throughout the Museum, the evening will offer both ritual and offbeat revelry with ongoing headlining performances and events including live bands, theatrical and spoken word performances, premiere film screenings, visual arts, dancing, DJs, lectures, comedy and open-space discussion forums.
Tickets to go on sale and full program schedule available April 25
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or tel: 415-655-7854