Winner Announced for Yachad’s “Lights, Camera, Take Action!” Contest

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A shot from the winning video of the first-ever Yachad "Lights, Camera, Take Action!" contest.
19 May 2014

The contest was close but Tova Medetsky was the winner of Yachad’s first “Lights, Camera, Take Action!” video contest by a single vote.

Medetsky’s video received 1,506 Facebook “likes” beating out the second place video by Yachad LA’s Doni Yellin and Nani Shapiro. Yachad’s “Lights, Camera, Take Action!” video contest asked friends and supporters of Yachad to create a video describing what inclusion meant to them. The video with the most Facebook “likes” received an iPad. More than a dozen videos were entered into the contest.

During her video, Medetsky discussed what inclusion means to her interspliced with photographs from her four years in Yachad.

“Inclusion is a way of life,” she says. “It’s about looking around each day and noticing new steps to be taken to make sure everyone can find their place… One day down the road our society won’t have to think about being inclusive, it just will be.”

Here is Medetsky’s video:

And Yellin and Shapiro’s:

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