Sunday, May 14, 2006

The Jewlicious Video

Back in February, seven students from UCSC trucked down to Long Beach to attend Beach Hillel's Jewlicious at the Beach v2.0. In short, it was a unique conference celebrating Jewish peoplehood.

There were Chassidim, Reformers, Neo-Chassidim, Orthodox, Jewish hipsters, Jewish punkers, non-observers, non-affiliaters, Rabbis, and students from all over California, and a few attendees from across the US and other countries. But labels aside, we all identified as Jews, and we all spent an amazing weekend together.

It was a space outside of normal life; you could play b-ball with Chassidic reggae superstar Matisyahu, learn some Torah with Rabbi Yonah (of Beach Hillel), or chat blogs with CK, Laya, and Esther, three of the stars of You could rub elbows with Sue Fishkoff (author of The Rebbe's Army) or meet any number of other leaders of the Jewish community pushing the envelope on how we think of ourselves as Jews.

This video, produced by our friend Sasha Perry, shows a glimpse into the Jewlicious experience. There is also a video of a jam session at Jewlicious here (check out Yonah Feinstein rocking out!), and one of a general ruach session here.

My UCSC friends, I really, really hope more of you can come next year to Jewlicious at the Beach v3.0. Another huge shout out and yasher koach to the Booksteins and all the Beach Hillel homies who made that experience possible.

**UPDATE** If the flash video doesn't work, click here.


Blogger XyentaX said...

Damn you're fast.
Thanks for posting it, and for the feedback.

Mon May 15, 12:17:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Fun Joel said...

Good stuff. But wasn't this vid done a while ago already? Or was this a re-edited version or something?

Mon May 15, 08:43:00 AM 2006  
Anonymous Laya said...

"CK and Esther, two of the stars of"

And what of the Laya?? Did I accidentally wear my invisible cloak that weekend? Blast.

Mon May 15, 09:39:00 AM 2006  
Anonymous Sasha said...

sorry :(
If it means anything, you're my favorite? <3

Mon May 15, 10:33:00 AM 2006  
Blogger G-D SQUAD said...

laya- omg, sorry. That was so rude of me. All three of you are stars. I guess it's just because I didn't personally speak with you, but it's true, you were there to be spoken with and you are definitely one of the stars of

Mon May 15, 01:20:00 PM 2006  
Blogger G-D SQUAD said...

Oh, and Fun Joel, yeah, the one you saw before was the "rough edit." This is closer to the final product.

Mon May 15, 01:37:00 PM 2006  

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