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reBar Live NY
Jun 13, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| free
Did your mother choose your Bar Mitzvah theme? Still remember your entire Torah portion by heart? Wondering about the relevance of your portion to your life now and then? Wish your outfit had a little more of your personality? Think an interpretive dance would have made for a better speech?
The Bar and Bat Mitzvah experience is a Jewish coming of age ritual, one that can shape an individual’s life – or scar it. Now Reboot is inviting people to do a retake on this and other cultural rites of passage at a live storytelling show June 13, 2015, at Dorsett in Brooklyn.
Performers will reflect with pride, shock and nostalgia on their teenage-selves and consider what commitments they would make today as they look back on the quintessential elements of their B-Mitzvah and coming of age experiences.
Hosted by writer A.J. Jacobs, and produced by Reboot, this live storytelling event is the New York launch of reBar- a Reboot project designed to revisit the Bar/Bat Mitzvah and other cultural coming-of-age experiences, reevaluate the impact of “adulthood” and reassess priorities for the future. reBars will be shared by comedic writer and actor Kevin Allison, photographer and reBar co-founder Christopher Farber, comedian Jena Friedman, actress Vanessa Hidary, Israel organizer Libby Lenkinski and author Kate Scelsa.
“The idea for reBar originated from a discussion on the adult bar mitzvah, adulthood, leadership and the role of the individual within a community,” said Christopher Farber, who created the project with Brian Elliot. “reBar is a culmination of needs that weave together our work, personal and religious/spiritual lives. After all, these are multiple sides of the same coin. And that coin requires the occasional declaration of intention and purpose. reBar helps people make such a declaration about how they see their lives today and in the future, and what better a place to start than the last great declaration in most people’s lives, the Bar Mitzvah.”
reBar (http://www.rebarproject.org/) is a project of Reboot, a nonprofit that affirms the value of Jewish traditions and creates new ways for people to make them their own.
June 13, 2015
Doors open at 8 p.m.; show at 8:15 p.m.
677 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Free with Eventbrite ticket: http://bit.ly/1Gfzeep
With appreciation to the UJA Federation of New York and Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah’s support of reBar.
Reboot affirms the value of Jewish traditions and creates new ways for people to make them their own. Inspired by Jewish ritual and embracing the arts, humor, food, philosophy, and social justice, we produce creative projects that spark the interest of young Jews and the larger community. Among our productions are events, exhibitions, recordings, books, films, DIY activity toolkits, and apps. Since our inception, 480 network members, 700 community organization partners, and hundreds of thousands of people have looked to Reboot to rekindle connections and re-imagine Jewish lives full of meaning, creativity, and joy.
Find out more at www.Rebooters.net.