Their attempt was ambitious, but when 4,000 rabbis took the so-called "mannequin challenge," the result was something less than statuesque.
The rabbis had gathered at their group’s headquarters in Brooklyn for their annual Chabad-Lubavitch conference, also known as “kinus.”
While taking the time to pose for their annual “class portrait” on Sunday, the group also filmed the thousands of rabbis attempting to do the #MannequinChallenge by standing completely still and in silence.
"It's hard to get thousands of rabbis to stay still, but we went for it," the organization said in a caption for the video.
While most participants followed instructions, not everyone complied. One man is seen sitting down in the beginning of the video while several others turn their heads or wave.
“Stop moving! He’s moving!” one man is heard yelling in the video, which can be seen on the Instagram account @chabadorg.
NYPD officers working security at the event also participated.
The gathering of Lubavitch rabbis has tried its hands at social media in years prior. Two years ago, the group took what they claimed to be the “world’s biggest selfie” using a large camera extender and fish-eye lens.
The rabbis work as emissaries of the Lubavitch organization in over 80 countries around the world, returning to Crown Heights every year for the conference.