10Q is a national project that asks people to answer a question a day online for 10 days during the High Holidays. It offers a way for Jews and people of all backgrounds to slow down and reflect. Answers are emailed to a secure online vault just after Yom Kippur. Next year, just before Rosh Hashanah starts, answers are sent back to participants, and the whole process begins again. Among the many participants are Jill Soloway, the creator of the hit shows Transparent and I Love Dick. Watch a Yom Kippur scene on Transparent here.
Q01. What’s a significant experience that has affected you over the past year? How did it affect you?
Q02. Is there something that you wish you had done differently this past year? Or that you’re especially proud of?
Q03. Think about a major milestone that happened with your family this past year. How has this affected you?
Q04. Describe an event in the world that has impacted you this year.
Q05. Have you had any spiritual experiences this past year? “Spiritual” can include secular artistic, cultural, etc.
Q06. Describe one thing you’d like to achieve by this time next year? Why is this important to you?
Q07. How would you like to improve yourself, your life, next year? Any advice you received that could help?
Q08. Is there something (a person, a cause, an idea) that you want to investigate more fully next year?
Q09. What is a fear that you have & how has it limited you? How do you plan on overcoming it this year?
Q10. When you get your answers to your 10Q questions next year, what do you hope will be different about you?
Bonus: What are your predictions for next year?
Pronounced: roshe hah-SHAH-nah, also roshe ha-shah-NAH, Origin: Hebrew, the Jewish new year.