Technology seems to move faster and faster. Social media has made it possible to share information instantly while cell phones allow us to be reachable anytime and anywhere. Yet even as we increase our connectivity, it sometimes feels like we are losing our connectedness—to the people and places in our lives. Now more than ever, we have an opportunity to encourage people to step back, slow down, and embrace the beauty of Shabbat, a day of rest.
That’s why the Jewish Outreach Institute is proud to partner with Reboot for its National Day of Unplugging. For 24 hours, starting at sundown Friday March 4, 2011, people across the nation will reclaim time, slow down their lives and reconnect with friends, family, the community and themselves. Though based on Jewish traditions, the day can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of background. Click Here to learn more about the National Day of Unplugging and to sign up individually for the challenge.
Reboot, a growing network of thought-leaders and tastemakers who want to “reboot” Jewish traditions and make them vital and resonant in our own lives, conceived the National Day of Unplugging as a way to encourage people to slow down in an increasingly hectic world. JOI is taking the unplug challenge, and we invite you to join us!
If you are already planning an event around the National Day of Unplugging, please let us know so that others reading this blog might get some ideas. You can also join the national conversation about unplugging on Facebook and Twitter.
So how are you celebrating the National Day of Unplugging?
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