10Q in the News

September 23rd, 2014

Do you daydream? Use 10Q as a starting point. (Boing Boing)

Rabbi Laura Geller on using 10Q to set intentions for the New Year. (Union for Reform Judaism blog)

Read this education blog for tools to reflect during the high holidays. (Darim blog)

More on how 10Q came about and why you should take time to reflect, react and renew. (Do Good Work)

Read about 10Q events in the San Francisco Bay Area. (j. weekly)

Looking for a place to reflect outside of the synagogue? Check out 10Q. (NPR)

8 Ways to Stop Thinking About Journaling and Actually Start Journaling (The Muse)


The Wall Street Journal

September 29th, 2011

Social Network for One: Website Offers Visitors Chance to Reflect

A website called 10Q wants you to share a bit of yourself. Before you raise your arms and scream “not another social network,” hear this one out. The intended audience is not the Twitterverse, nor is it Facebook’s 800 million users. The intended audience is you… a year from now.

Starting today and running for the next nine days, 10Q is inviting people to its website to answer a question. Ten days, ten different questions. What kind of questions? It could be something like, “Describe a significant experience that has happened in the past year.” Or “Is there something that you wish you had done differently this past year?” Or even “How would you like to improve yourself and your life next year.” In short, questions that you can’t really answer in a tweet.

Read the full blog post here

NYT: "Atonement and Reflection in a Digital Era"

September 19th, 2009

Atonement is apparently hot these days: Serena Williams apologized on her blog for losing it with a line judge during the semifinals of the United States Open, and Kanye West expressed remorse to a priestlike Jay Leno.

But their examples are not why I asked Mr. Espada the question; I posed it to him because it’s one of 10 thought-provoking questions that Reboot, a Jewish nonprofit organization, is disseminating mostly via a Web site called doyou10Q.com.

Read more of this excellent article, including answers to 10Q questions by several celebs, here – Susan Dominus for the New York Times: Atonement and Reflection in a Digital Era

New York Times: "Ten Significant Questions for the Days of Awe"

September 21st, 2009

More great NYT covereage:

The organizers think people should feel free to get as heavy or keep it as light as they like. One of their favorite responses from last year to a question about an importantspiritual experience: “I lost God, and I’ve never been happier.”

More in the New York Times: Ten Significant Questions for the Days of Awe

Q4 in Times Square

September 23rd, 2009
Q4 in Times Square on the jumbotron

Q4 in Times Square on the jumbotron

10Q Questions Appear on the Las Vegas Strip

September 10th, 2010

Times Square Jumbotron

September 10th, 2010

10Q Questions Appear on the Times Square Jumbotron in NYC

Join 10Q at Congregation Sherith Israel

September 10th, 2013

Congregation Sherith Israel is proud to be partnering with Reboot for two programs on Yom Kippur Day. They invite you to join them for a full afternoon of activities, including a 10Q presentation and three six-word memoirs presented as part of their Yom Kippur afternoon services. The afternoon’s schedule is:

1:30 10Q Activity
3:00 Afternoon Service
4:00 Healing Service
5:00 Yizkor: Memorial Service
6:00 Ne’ilah

If you would like to join them for Yom Kippur afternoon, please contact Carrie Rice at Sherith Israel at crice@sherithisrael.org and let her know. Be sure to mention that you are contacting her regarding the special Reboot program so you can receive a special discounted ticket price.

Do you 10Q?
Reflect. React. Renew with Reboot and discuss what you will do differently in 5774 with Reboot’s 10Q project. In the session, Reboot’s Tanya Schevitz will lead a discussion based on the annual digital project that asks 10 introspective questions about the year past and the year ahead. Get to know members of your community in smaller breakout conversations. More important- get to know yourself better. Sign up to be part of 10Q at doyou10Q.com.
*10Q is a project of Reboot and is made possible with the support of the Koret Foundation.

Six-Word Jewish Memoirs on 5774
Hear from members of your community as they look forward and tell stories about how their Judaism will look in the new year in just six words. Find your inner-literati and compose your own Six-Word Memoir to be shared online. What is your Six-Word Memoir?
*Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life is a project of Smith Magazine and Reboot. The project is made possible with the support of the JCF Young Funder IGI Grant

Healing Service
Let the restorative powers of this gentle and meditative musical journey transform you.

Yizkor: Memorial Service
Rabbi Larry Raphael, Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller and music director Cantor Fran Burgess lead us in a reflective memorial service, including Rabbi Larry Raphael’s meditation.

Ne’ilah: Closing the Gates
The clergy will guide us through prayer and song as we prepare to close the gates, seeking one more opportunity for renewal and forgiveness.

10Q 2013 Events

August 14th, 2013

Want to reflect on 5773 with real people in real time? Join us at these live 10Q events:

Atonement: Stories about Confession, Redemption and Making Amends

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Washington DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC
$15 in advance; $20 at the door

With the High Holy Days upon us, eight “morally challenged” individuals tell true stories about holding themselves accountable for their mistakes and wrong-doings.

Reboot 10Q Shabbat Dinner
Friday, August 23, 2013
6:00 pm
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street
San Francisco
Tickets: $40 | Members $35

Join us for a lively dinner party with Evan Wolkenstein that puts a modern twist on preparation for the High Holy Days by taking you beyond guilt, mistakes and “right and wrong” to explore new ways to understand where you’ve been this year and where you’d like to go. Enjoy tasty food, relevant conversation, provocative storytelling, and some of the reflection you know is “good for you” at the start of a new year.

Evan Wolkenstein is the Director of Experiential Education at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay in San Francisco. He holds a MA in Jewish education from Hebrew University and a Certificate of Advanced Jewish Study from the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem. He has a passion for baroque lute, the sublime short story, and learning to brew the perfect cup.

Dinner catered by Bi-Rite: Beer, wine, and a good cocktail are included in the ticket price.

Ctrl + Alt + Del: Tashlique at Ocean Beach

Thursday, September 5, 2013
5:00 pm
FREE Event at Ocean Beach (between Fulton and Lincoln)
San Francisco

Join us for our modern spin on the 600 year old Rosh Hashanah ritual called Tashlih. This custom of ridding ourselves of all our bad vuggum from the previous year and getting a fresh start for the new one is traditionally enacted by tossing bread into the ocean. Join us by the shore at Ocean Beach for a brief, engaging ritual and joyful noise accompaniment from shofar (ram’s horn) blowers, bag pipers, members of The Jazz Mafia, Ralph Carney and members of the Ministers of Sound of the Saint John Will-I-Am Coltrane African Orthodox Church. Bring stale bread to share, a shofar if you have one, and blow along with some of San Francisco’s finest players.

*A Shofar is a ram’s horn sounded multiple times on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur as a wake-up call to change.

Presented in partnership with Reboot and GET FED, a program of the SFJCF, Interfaith Family, The Kitchen and Keshet. Made possible with the support of the Koret Foundation.

Monday, September 9th
7 pm Doors - 8 pm Show
Witz End - 1717 Lincoln Blvd – Venice
Los Angeles
Reboot and YALA
cordially invite you 10Q Live:
With Regrets vs No Regrets
The Battle of the Juiciest Confessions of 2013
 With Joel Stein, Josh Radnor, Laura Krafft, Ethan Kuperberg, Todd Levin, Debbie Jhoon, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, and more…
 Plus live music by The Coals

Do you 10Q?
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Congregation Sherith Israel
San Francisco

Reflect. React. Renew with Reboot and discuss what you will do differently in 5774 with Reboot’s 10Q project. In the session, Reboot’s Tanya Schevitz will lead a discussion based on the annual digital project that asks 10 introspective questions about the year past and the year ahead. Get to know members of your community in smaller breakout conversations. More important- get to know yourself better. Sign up to be part of 10Q at doyou10Q.com.
*10Q is a project of Reboot and is made possible with support of the Koret Foundation.

10Q Live – With Regrets vs. No Regrets 2013

August 13th, 2013





October 4th, 2011

Question Everything

Do you remember what you were thinking about last year around the High Holidays? Have you made good on your resolutions from years past?

A project called 10Q offers a new way to stay accountable. It invites you to answer a different thought-provoking question every day from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur. The questions are open-ended, so you can take them in all sorts of directions–for instance, “Describe one thing you’d like to achieve by this time next year,” or “How would you like to improve yourself, your life, next year?”

Read the full article here

Our Gluten Free Family

October 3rd, 2011

Looking back at our selves and asking forgiveness for those we have wronged over the past year is undertaken in the “ten days of repentence” between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

One of my favorite ways to look back at the past year is with 10Q whose slogan is: Reflect. React. Renew. Life’s Biggest Questions. Answered By You.

Rereading my 10Q answers from last year and answering the first question, of 2011 I see that my focus has shifted completely. A year ago I was searching for something–a purpose. Wanting more from my life, I decided to go back to school to study nutrition (or medicine). I wanted my life to be slightly different than it was.

Read the full blog post here

To Kiss a Mezuzah

October 3rd, 2011

10Q is a website that sends you a question once a day for 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. You answer the questions online, and can choose whether or not to share your answers.

The site stores your answers each year, so you can look back at your responses from each year, to see how you have grown and changed over time.

Read the full blog post here


October 3rd, 2011

10Q Project Returns for the High Holidays

For the fourth consecutive year, the 10Q Project, which asks Jews a series of reflective questions during the Days of Awe, is set to go online. Sponsored by the Jewish nonprofit Reboot, the 10Q Project begins Wednesday, Sept. 28 and runs through Oct. 7.

Participants in the project are emailed a question a day over the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. At the end of that period, answers to questions about life, future goals, relationships and more are sent into a digital vault. The next year, answers are returned to participants so they can gauge their progress.

In years past, questions probed participants’ family encounters, regrets from the previous year and predictions for the year to come. For the 10Q Project this year, the first of the  10 questions will be sent out to  those who sign up by Sept. 27 at  www.doyou10Q.com.


October 3rd, 2011

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could answer 10 questions about yourself, hide them in a vault on the web and then have them sent back for your review 365 days later? Sounds like something out of a Harry Potter novel. It is the website 10Q. 10 days to answer 10 of life’s biggest questions. Inspired by the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur, where we take stock of our past year and figure out where we screwed up and what we want to work on, 10Q offers an opportunity for everyone to take an online inner inventory with free storage included.

Read the full blog post here