Wednesday, October 17, 2012
If you've been following this blog, you're probably aware that we're suckers for flash mobs, especially when they have a Jewish or Israeli connection. Here's a recent one that should bring a little Yiddishe nachas.
A few hundred boys and girls, campers at Camp Morasha, took over the Destiny USA (formerly Carousel) Mall in Syracuse, New York this summer to put on a choreographed dance extravaganza called Anu B'nei Morasha that proclaimed who they are and what they do.
Morasha is a Modern Orthodox co-ed camp based in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, with over a thousand campers attending each summer. It runs a Morasha Yachad program that gives more than 40 disabled campers an inclusive camping experience together with their mainstream peers.
Some wearing shorts and T-shirts, others wearing pants and skirts, the dancers blend together into a single entity, but if you look closely you'll see an invisible line dividing the boys and girls.
About 3 and a half minutes into the video, the solid mass splits into two sections, revealing an aisle through which some campers with developmental disabilities, including two in wheelchairs, and their counselors march forward as the dance continues to its conclusion.
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