The only kosher place in town is at a local college. Shmuel and I go there for lunch sometimes. We notice how disabled students are usually alone, while their nondisabled counterparts eat together in groups.
One of the things that struck me so much when I was becoming religious was how, in religious communities, developmentally disabled people get married, maybe have kids, and are integrated into the everyday family life of the community. I haven’t seen this anywhere else.
Shmuel made this video for Camp Kaylie, Ohel’s awesome integrated summer camp. The camp integrates typically developing kids and developmentally disabled kids, and the result is just beautiful. He’s finishing up a second video for the camp – coming soon – that shows the awesome activities they do. But more than that, it shows how they become best friends and don’t even remember who’s DD and who’s typical.
8th Day, the band who wrote Ya’alili, graciously allowed Camp Kaylie to rewrite the words to their song and to make this video out of it. It’s such a catchy tune. We’re happy our work has helped Camp Kaylie promote the awesome work it does.
Thanks to to Derek Saker at Ohel for the opportunity to make this awesome video!
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