Review of the Morasha Exchange
Posted on 07/25/2013 @ 02:08 AM
Rebecca Lewis and Maeghan Jakubovitz here!
On Thursday July 18th, 2013, we went to camp Morasha, an orthodox camp, and had an exchange with them along with two other orthodox camps. Prior to going to the camp the boys and girls dressed in traditionally modest clothing with covered knees and shoulders.
While we were there we split into groups with a few teens from each camp, including some of the leaders. We got to talk to one another about our beliefs and what we like to do. The conversations ranged from favorite movies to our Jewish identities and belief in G-d. It was eye-opening to see how similar we are even though we have different customs and interesting to learn about our differences as well.
After that, we had an awesome dance where the boys and girls were separated by a michzah. We learned how they traditionally danced and listened to some of their favorite songs. Here we got to talk to some of the teens on a more personal level where they were very open about some of the struggles they face along with their favorite aspects of the lives they lead as orthodox teens.
This was such an awesome experience for all of us. Kallah is very excited for them to come visit our camp on July 30th and to find out more about their traditions, and for them to see ours.