Hora Shalom

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Hora Shalom (Hebrew: הורה שלום) was a Tuesday-through-Sunday dance camp created and run by Danny Uziel and Moshe Eskayo. It took place in late August, from 1981 through 1989, at Camp Cejwin, just outside Port Jervis, NJ. The other founders of the camp were Shlomo Bachar, Moshiko Halevy, Israel Yakovee and Shlomo Maman, though Yakovee and Maman did not attend every camp. Ruth Goodman was invariably billed as teaching with Uziel. There were often guest choreographers/teachers as well.

Pre Hora Shalom

Hora Shalom was formed as the combination of two pre-existing camps, Hora and Shalom.

1981

Camp ran from August 25 to August 30. Guest teacher: David Edery.

1982

Camp ran from August 24 to August 29, and was memorably one of the coldest ever.

1983

Camp ran from August 23 to August 28.

1984

Camp ran from August 21 to August 26. Guest teacher: Yankele Levy.

The following dances were taught:
By Moshiko Halevy: Shababe, Mizmor LeDavid, BeLev HaLel, Renanim
By Yankele Levy: Bnei Yehuda, Layla BeKahir, Ahavat Chayai, Al Sadeh VeYa'ar, Imi Imi, HaJeveret, Eten BaMidbar, Hinach Yaffa
By Shlomo Bachar: Debka LeYakir, BaLayla BaChatzot, Shir Ladonai, Lama Lidog HaYom, Eshal Elohai, Kolot HaShomron
By Moshe Eskayo: Debka Oud, Dror Yikra, HaYoshevet BaGanim, Simchu Na, Hora Gilad
By Israel Yakovee: Shavnu, LeFelach HaRimon, Mi Li Yiten, Im Ninalu, Ofra
By Danny Uziel and Ruth Goodman: Ahavat Ra'aya, Vals Agur HaZahav, Or V'Yerushalayim, Na'amah

1985

Camp ran from August 20 to August 25. Guest teacher: Danni Dassa. In addition, Ira Weisburd and Maurice Perez each presented a dance.

1986

Camp ran from August 26 to August 31. Guest teachers: Shalom Hermon and Shmulik Gov-Ari.

In an iconic incident, Moshe shut off the music late one night, but the dancers refused to stop. They sang the tunes in order to continue dancing, most notable singing Debka Dor (taught that year) over and over (for small values of "singing").
Taught:
By Shalom Hermon: Dayagim, Debka Dayagim, Inbalim, Mezarei Yisrael, L'Or Chiyuchech, Hora Neurim
By Shmulik Gov-Ari: Eretz HaTsabar, Eretz Yisrael, Layla Tov (Panasim), Na'aleh, Shabchei Yerushalayim, Sajani
By Shlomo Bachar: Debka Ayil, Eretz Ahuva, Shechunat Shabazi, Yesh Li Gan, Zichronot
By Moshiko Halevy: Al Levavi, Debka Dor, Dilam Bazan, Perach Zahav, VeShavu Banim
By Danny Uziel and Ruth Goodman: Ani Chozer HaBayta, Bein Shnei Levavot, HaDerech El HaKfar, HaPilpel, Merachef BaRuach, Shiri
By Moshe Eskayo: Ahava Noshana, Etz Harimon, Ramot

1987

Camp ran from August 18 to August 23. Guest teachers: Shmulik Gov-Ari, Israel Shiker, and Irit Eskayo.

The following dances were taught: Ahava Noshana, Alfuhara, Anachnu Nisharim BaAretz, BaDerech Efrata, BaSadot HaYerukim, Bo'u Nashir L'eretz Yaffa, Chalom UTfila, Chorshat HaEkalyptus, Eizo Shemesh Mevurechet, HaGva'ot HaKchulot, HaRachov HaGadol, HaShemesh Tizrach LeAhava, Hitahavti BeZemer, Ima, Jeddili, Kvar Acharei Chatzot, Karnaval, Keshenavo, Layla Zoher, Li Zamri Moledet, Marsh LeChablan, Mor, Na'arah, Nigun Chassidi, Perach Yayin, Pundak HaAhava, Rechev Eish, Rosh HaAyin, Shechunat Shabazi, Shemesh Ola, Simcha, Stam Yom Shel Chol, Yeladisco
Dance summary.

1988

This year, camp was extended, running from Sunday August 21 to Sunday August 28. Guest teachers: Danni Dassa, Shmulik Gov-Ari, Yankele Levy, Irit Sasson, and Israel Shiker.

Dances taught: Ahava Noshana, Ahava Shelanu, Al Sadeh Vaya'ar, Al Tevatri, Almat Chen, Ariel, BaDerech Efrata, Debka Mimuneh, Eretz Mezameret, Erev Nigunim, Eshal Elohai <Bachar>, HaAlma, HaDegel Sheli, HaHafsaka HaG'dola, HaJeveret, HaNigun Shebalev, HaNitsan Hu Perach, Heyi Shalom, Hora Gesher, Hora Nadav, Hora Shalhevet, Hora Shalom, Im Telchi, Jambo, Ki Eshmera Shabbat <Maman>, Kochav Ne'elam, Kol HaNshama, Kol Nedarai, Layla BeKahir, Ma Livu, Ma Tov, Malkat HaKsamim, Marina, Mechol HaPerach, Merachef BaRuach, Nofim, Odeh Lecha, Olam Chadash, Or, Ruach Atsuv, Sameach Al Halev, Shimu Achai, Shir HaChatuna, Shir HaShirim VehaShashuim, Shir LaShecharchoret, Shlomit, Stam Yom Shel Chol, Tni Li Yad, Tsel U'Mei Ba'Ir, Vals LeHaganat HaTsomeach, Yam Tichon, Zohi Yaffo
Dance summary.

1989

Camp ran from August 22 to August 27. Guest teachers: Shmulik Gov-Ari and Irit Sasson.

Post Hora Shalom

In 1990, Danny Uziel organized a camp at Cejwin which ran concurrently with the first Hora Keff.

In 1992, Camp Cejwin closed and the facility became the Tri-State Family Christian Center, an organization whose mission is "to bless the people of Port Jervis and the surrounding communities". Several dancers visited the camp many years later, and found decorations from Hora Shalom still on the walls of the Nush, possibly because the paired dancers looked like angels.

On January 7, 2014, a fire destroyed the building that Camp Cejwin called the Syn-Aud, which during Hora Shalom housed one of two parallel teaching sessions and the invariable Saturday night talent show.