A Hanukkah hootenanny
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A Hanukkah hootenanny

Members of Conservative youth movement Noam sing about the light that can be shared with the world

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It seems Orthodox yeshiva students aren’t the only ones out there who can sing and dance about candlelight and the joys of Hanukkah.

The high school-age counselors and alumni of Noar Masorti (Noam), the Conservative Movement youth group troupe in Israel, came up with their own Hanukkah-appropriate production that included writing their own lyrics, filming, recording and production, and, it’s a co-ed video, pointed out Noam’s acting rabbi, Arie Hasit.

Shot in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Arnona, the singers are clad in their white-laced green Noam shirts, a takeoff of the laced blue shirts first worn by the Federation of Working and Studying Youth (No’al) to symbolize their socialist beliefs, but now a symbol of many Israeli youth movements.

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