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“Crip Camp” Kicks off Hebrew Tabernacle Film Club

Community friends are invited to join a free Zoom discussion this Wednesday night of “Crip Camp,” the Netflix documentary profiling the Catskills summer campers who sparked the U.S. disability rights movement. Hebrew Tabernacle’s inaugural Film Club focuses on the Netflix documentary that won this year’s Sundance’s Audience Award. It was released by Michelle and Barack Obama’s Higher Ground Productions.

Please watch the documentary on Netflix before Wednesday night then join a discussion led by Shelly Koy, a second-generation staffer at Camp Jened who became its director. Shelly provided the color footage of youth reveling in the sense of inclusion they felt at the counterculture camp. The film follows these youth into adulthood, when they organized protests in NY, SF, and DC to win passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Shelly is HT’s beloved Hebrew School principal, a lifelong educator whose good vibes have energized many a child and their families. Donations to our Hebrew School Scholarship Fund gladly accepted in Shelly’s honor.

Please email Shelly at skhspr@gmail.com by Wednesday at 4 PM if you would like the Zoom meeting information, or information about our warm and fun Hebrew School.

(Shelly appears in a yellow T-shirt, helping students off the bus in the early scenes, in green swimming trunks at the pool, and in the kitchen in a blue shirt on the last night celebration, when you can hear him saying they stayed up all night.)