Don’t tweet it, Facebook it, or even Google+ it: 10Q it!

Reboot’s 10Q project starts Sept. 28

In an era where most reflection happens publicly in 140 characters or less, the 10Q project provides a private, deeper online forum for personal reflection beyond the waffles you had for breakfast.

Timed to coincide with the Jewish New Year, traditionally a time of introspection and self-reflection, 10Q will email you a question a day for 10 days about the year that’s past and the year to come. After the 10-day period, send your answers to a digital vault. A year later, you will get your answers back and you can begin the process again. Over time, you will build up an archive of sorts of beliefs, experiences and feelings.

“Thanks to new technologies like texting and Twitter, people have more opportunities than ever to express themselves, but fewer than ever to express themselves well,” said 10Q co-founder Ben Greenman, a New Yorker editor. “What 10Q wants people to do is what people should want to do for themselves — to reflect on life without worrying about status updates.”

Powered by Reboot, an incubator of Jewish arts and culture, with Greenman, screenwriter Nicola Behrman, and Reboot Acting Executive Director Amelia Klein, the 10Q project ( is in its fourth year.

Want to see 10Q live and in person? Attend one of our live “WITH REGRETS” events in New York and Los Angeles – two evenings of comedy, storytelling and atonement dedicated to our biggest confessions of 2011.

On Sept. 22 in LA, comedian Moshe Kasher will host with performers such as Time Magazine columnist and humorist Joel Stein; TV writer Tami Sagher; author and Found magazine co-founder Davy Rothbart; comedian and Conan writer Todd Levin; SMITH Magazine and The Six-Word Memoir Project founder Larry Smith; and actor Michaela Watkins. (8 p.m. M Bar, 1253 Vine St., LA. Reservations required at 323.856.0036).

On Sept. 27 in NY, comedians Jessica Chaffin and Jessi Klein will host with performers such as comedian and storyteller Michele Carlo; L Magazine’s Jonny Diamond; author and Esquire editor at large A.J. Jacobs; New Yorker editor and author Ben Greenman; Record Setter founder Dan Rollman, comedian Mark Malkoff; and radio personality Starlee Kine. (8 p.m. Drom, 85 Avenue A, NY). For more information about the events, visit

The events are also sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles in partnership with Smith Magazine and the Six-Word Memoir Project, Record Setter, Found Magazine and East Side Jews.

You don’t need to be Jewish to 10Q. While the 10Q project is a reinvention of the ancient ritual of reflection between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and occurs during the Jewish High Holidays, it is intended for people of all backgrounds and has attracted participation of people of many denominations, including Catholics, Episcopalians, Buddhists and Muslims. The 10Q questions are about your place on the planet, and the planet’s place within you.

If you participated last year, your answers will be sent back to you on Wednesday.

Otherwise, get your 10Q on! Sign up now at

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