This text is from Reboot, an organization that affirms the value of Jewish traditions and creates new ways for people to make them their own. Over the past decade or so, hundreds of thousands of people have looked to Reboot to rekindle connections and re-imagine Jewish lives full of meaning, creativity, and joy.
One of Reboot's most successful projects is The National Day of Unplugging.
"The National Day of Unplugging is a 24 hour period - running from sundown to sundown - and starts on the first Friday in March. The project is an outgrowth of The Sabbath Manifesto, an adaption of our ancestors' ritual of carving out one day per week to unwind, unplug, relax, reflect, get outdoors, and connect with loved ones."
How to participate:
Join thousands of people around the country - and beyond - this Shabbat (starting tonight!) for the National Day of Unplugging.
- Upload your photo of your Unplug sign for all to read
- Unplug (literally!) from technology for 24 hours, starting this evening. Embrace the discomfort and/or uncertainty and go hug someone you love.
- Tell us about your Day of Unplugging. We want to hear from you about your experience taking a tech pause for one 24 hour period.
For more on unplugging, check out this HuffPo page with several articles on this topic and this article exploring the health benefits of unplugging.