Syria Supper Club meets Klezmer Aerobics

A Personal Reflection:

Earlier this month I had the great pleasure to lead Klezmer Aerobics for a private party for the organization Syria Supper Club. You can learn more about the organization here. Let me just say that it is an inspiring grassroots effort to promote kindness and hospitality across cultural and religious divides. The event was hosted by B’nai Keshet in Montclair, and seated at large round tables were many Syrian refugee families as well as volunteers for Syria Supper Club. Over two hundred people danced an abbreviated form of Klezmer Aerobics featuring live music by Debra Caplan and Craig Levine and simultaneous Arabic translation of the dance instruction. It was really wonderful to see such a diverse group of people smiling and having fun communicating with movement. I did not take any videos or photos of the event, but here is some cell phone footage from one of the volunteers!