Hi all, Happy New Year, and Chag Sameach!
We want to thank everyone for taking our Rosh Hashanah poll. We were excited to hear your ideas for the session, and now we’re back with a new schedule! Starting this week, we’ll have early partners from 7.30-8.00pm, and the regular session will start at 8.00. Late partners will be shortened a bit (starting at 10.30pm), giving us MORE TIME for our regular session dances! We also want to thank all of the Community Programmers. We love dancing your sets with you! Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in programming a set in the future. We’re still planning to honor our session’s roots by continuing to include “Way Back Wednesday” dances in our regular programming and teaching repertoire dances, in addition to the new dances we’ve been teaching. We’re always happy to hear from our dancers, so drop us a note if there’s a change you want to see implemented in the session!
Dancing this Wednesday, September 22, 2021, will be in the Stephan F
Rutledge VFW Post #864 hall in Brookline. Directions are below.
7.30-8.00pm – Early partners
8.00pm - Regular session of circles, lines, and partners
Tamir Shalev’s beautiful new partners dance Nesicha Sheli will be taught.
10.30-11.00pm - Late partners
There is a $5 admission fee (cash or check only) to cover room rental
expenses. The student admission price is $3.
Vaccination required: In order to keep the community safe during this time, we are going to be requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19. This means having been fully vaccinated (receiving a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or first dose of the J & J vaccine at least two weeks prior to dancing). You can either bring your vaccination card or a picture of your card to dancing - we will not record any information from the card, just note that you have received the vaccination. Each dancer will need to sign a waiver as well (extra copies will be available at the session).
Masks required: Per recommendations from CDC and the Town of Brookline, we are requiring the use of masks. If you have any COVID-like symptoms (headache, fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell, etc.) please wait until you have a negative PCR test before dancing with us again. Please note that scarves, mesh fabrics, bandanas, and any other item that does not provide well-fitting full coverage of the mouth and nose is not considered a “mask” under this policy.
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Greater Boston Israeli Dance, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit
organization. We are a 100-percent volunteer organization; every
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o Directions to Brookline VFW/American Legion Post
Brookline American Legion Post 11
(Stephen F Rutledge VFW)
386 Washington St (at the corner of Cypress St and School St)
Brookline MA 02445
Green Line "C" Branch at Coolidge Corner - 1/2 mile walk
Green Line "D" Branch at Brookline Hills - 1/3 mile walk
MBTA routes 65 and 66 both have stops very close to the VFW post.
Route 66 runs every 10-20 minutes until 1.00am in both directions
(to Harvard and Nubian).
Route 65 (to Brighton Center and Kenmore Sq)
Route 66 (to Harvard, Allston, Brigham Circle, and Nubian)
From Route 9 Eastbound (towards Boston), turn left on Cypress St. After
0.4 miles, turn right on Washington St. The VFW hall is immediately on
There is no on-site parking. Street parking is available on Washington St in
o Dances taught recently (circle dances unless otherwise noted):
7/7 - Bosmat, 1980, Moshiko Halevy, taught by Larry D
7/14 - Resisim, 2021, Michael Barzelai and Yuval Tabashi, taught by Sara T
7/28 - Baraka, 2000, Shmulik Gov-Ari, taught by Marcelo M
8/11 - Nedunya, 1997, Shmulik Gov-Ari, taught by Sara T
8/18 - Bachur Ragish (partners), 2011, Yoram Sasson, taught by Eliana W.C.
8/25 – Hashemesh, 2019, Shmulik Gov-Ari, taught by Joan H
8/25 – BaTachana, 2021, Tamir David, taught by Tamir David
9/22 - Nesicha Sheli (partner), 2021, Tamir Shalev
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