Being the last full day of congress, the mood seemed a little different, not better or worse, just different.
We have been working to this
point for the entire week, and it was a strange feeling to almost be
done. The entire week we were working on the 5 legs of Judaism, and
today, we were intoduced to a sixth. Now the sixth leg was not a pre
determoned leg, it was one the we chose. Our group (light blue) decided
that we would not have a leg, but we would have a ground cover that
would protect and raise these metaphorical legs; and that cover is love. This whole metaphorical table made me relaize more about my Jewish
identity, and what judiasm means to me.
For me, the moment that i
will remember the most from that day was the closing ceremony. All of
the color groups got together and had to make some type of performance
(skit, Song, ECT..) to exhibit to the rest of Congress. It was a very
interesting and fun experience. My group decided to make a parody of
our JC's and coordinators. We exposed the few quarks they have (in a
loving way, of course), and it was all great fun.
I enjoyed this part so
much because for the first time in Congress we stopped cheering for our
own cohorts and started cheering for the individual groups. It was very
cool to see everyone come together as Diller Teen Fellows, and not just
After the closing ceremonies came probably
the most fun night of congress: the dance party. They had a dj and lots
of lights and music. It was nice to let go of all the worries and
stresses of the week and just relax and have a good time. It was a
great overall experience. I met some amazing people and did things I
will never forget.
Now it is time to shift gears and head to community
Lots of love,