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Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life: Live from The CJM!

Jan 1, 2012–Jan 31, 2012

Co-presented with Reboot, this interactive installation allows visitors to contribute their own Six-Word Memoir to a live stock ticker on view in the lobby of The CJM. Take a seat on our Arne Jacobsen swan sofa and use Twitter on your smartphone to instantly add your Six-Word Memoir to the live feed.

about the exhibition

The Reboot installation on Jewish life is based on SMITH Magazine’s Six-Word Memoirs, a project inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s legendary shortest of short stories, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” This succinct form has become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination, or simply break the ice.

See more ideas (and add your own!) on the the website

Six-word memoirs on jewish life—live from the cjm

At the DJ launch party for Reboot's Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life, luminaries such as Piper Kerman (Orange is the New Black), CJM Executive Director Lori Starr, and more presented their own memoirs during a special event that included the Six-Word Slam: an opportunity for visitors to add their own stories to a live stock ticker displaying Twitter contributions in real time.


The San Francisco project is supported by the Young Funders Impact Grants Initiative of the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund and Koret Foundation.