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Reboot presents DAWN: A ‘Revelationary’ Shavuot Celebration

Posted by Oyster on May 15, 2007

DAWN Shavuot flyer

DAWN: The Festival of Weeks

Presented by: Reboot, The Hub at JCCSF, Progressive Jewish Alliance, and Congregation Emanu-El


Tuesday, MAY 22, 2007

Location: The Swedish American Hall, 2170 Market St. SF CA

Featuring: Wil-Dog’s Afro-Klezmer All-Stars

Plus: DJ SEP, DJ Raw B, Films from the vaults of Ironweed Films, and The newest work from filmmakers Tiffany Shlain and Ken Goldberg, discussions, art installations and more..

Price: $12 in advance / $15 day of show

All Ages 8PM

Music, Dancing, Discussion Groups, Food and Drinks.

Advance tickets www.rebooters.net

Marking the third annual celebration of Shavuot, The Festival of Weeks, The Swedish American Music Hall will be hosting an all-night culmination of Music, Film, and Discussion on May 22nd from 8pm to Sunrise. Built in 1907, the Swedish American Hall is one of the hippest and hottest spots in San Francisco—blending Old World charm with New World style.

Highlighting the nightlong event will be Wil-Dog Abers, sometimes bassist for Los Super Seven, taking the stage with an array of musicians for a unique klezmer ’n’ beats jam session featuring beatboxer Tommy Shepherd. Adding to the list of performances are Bay Area native and “Dub Mission” founder DJ Sep along with “Beatsauce” DJ Raw B.

Ironweed Films, a socially conscious independent film company, will be joining the night’s events by providing several of their renowned films for viewing. Included in the scheduled film viewings will be the most recent work from filmmakers Tiffany Shlain and Ken Goldberg of the Moxie Institute, who help create, distribute, and develop films pertaining to the enhancement of positive social change. In addition John Schott’s all-night 7-hour interactive Shavuot piece will be screened and there will be a multimedia installation by Jonathan Zallben.

Discussions for the night will feature Dan Wolf and Tommy Shepherd of SF hip hop band Felonious; David Biale, professor and author of Biblical Blood: Why Moses threw blood on the people at Mt. Sinai; Amichai Lau-Lavie, Executive and Artistic Director of Storahtelling; David Katznelson, record man; Rachel Biale, Bay Area Regional Director of the Progressive Jewish Alliance; and Sarah Church, Program Director of the Progressive Jewish Alliance.

With the unique schedule of music, dancing, film, discussion groups, food and drinks, this is set to be the biggest DAWN bash yet. Once again, helping to raise the underdog status of Shavuot for yet one more year.

About the Sponsors:

Reboot provides an open space for participants to question, explore and reclaim identity and community on their own terms, and fosters collaborations to engage their peers in the larger Jewish community and the world, in a similar pursuit.

“We are grateful for the support that helped make this event possible: The Jewish Community Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, as well as the Alexander M. and June L. Maisin Foundation and the Bernard Osher Jewish Philanthropies Foundation.”


Progressive Jewish Alliance is a new model for Jewish grassroots urban activism.

“PJA thanks our generous foundation allies: Richard and Rhoda Goldman Foundation, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, San Francisco Jewish Community Endowment Fund, San Francisco Foundation, Max and Anna Levinson Foundation, Gaia Fund, and Jewish Funds For Justice.”


The Hub presents cutting edge programs that foster the evolution of Jewish community through the performing arts and other services


Congregation Emanu-El serves as the foundation of community life for Jews and non-Jews, for members and non-members.


For questions/more info, please contact:

Scott Kirschenbaum, Reboot – scott@rebooters.net

Christopher Appelgren, Noise Pop – chris@noisepop.com

3 Responses to “Reboot presents DAWN: A ‘Revelationary’ Shavuot Celebration”

  1. […] Reboot presents DAWN: A ‘Revelationary’ Shavuot Celebration […]

  2. Anne said

    For any Ozomatli fans, The band Wil-Dog’s Afro-Klezmer All Stars features the bass player for Ozomatli

  3. […] Reboot presents DAWN: A ‘Revelationary’ Shavuot Celebration […]

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