Wed. 1/5 - Rikud Revi'i at Brookline VFW

Amitai Lipton

Hi all,


Please see updated COVID-19 vaccination requirements


TL;DR summary:

·         1/5 at Rutledge VFW Post in Brookline; $5 admission (students $3)

·         Early partners at 7.30pm; Regular session at 8.00pm; Late partners at 10.30pm

·         Community programmer: Israel Yakovee

·         Israel’s new dance Ya’man Blues (בלוז תימני) will be taught

·         Masks & proof of vaccination required! Starting this week, boosters will be required for anyone whose last shot was more than 6 months ago.

·         If you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please take 5 days off from dancing and get a PCR test. If you test positive, please isolate for 10 days and take care of yourself! Thank you for your help keeping our whole community safe!


Dancing this Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 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

Featuring community programmer set by Israel Yakovee.
Ya’man Blues (
בלוז תימני), Israel’s new circle dance, will be taught.
Avi Levy’s new partner dance, Hakol Tov, will be reviewed.

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.


COVID-19 Protocols:

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 and boosted (either receiving a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or first dose of the J & J vaccine between two weeks and six months prior to dancing; or having received a third/booster shot 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). A booster shot is required for anyone who got their last shot more than 6 months ago, to help keep our community safe. Please bring your updated proof of vaccination so we can update our records.

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. Please note that scarves, mesh fabrics, bandanas, masks with exhalation valves, and any item that does not provide well-fitting full coverage of the mouth and nose is not considered a “mask” under this policy.

Close contacts & isolation: We ask that anyone exposed to a person with COVID-19 take 5 days off from dancing and get a PCR test. If you test positive, please isolate for 10 days and take care of yourself! Thank you for your help keeping our whole community safe!


Rikud Revi'i (Wednesday night Israeli Dancing session) is operated by Greater Boston Israeli Dance, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. We are a 100-percent volunteer organization; every penny we receive in admissions & donations is used to keep the session going!

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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 15-20 minutes until past 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 your right.


There is no on-site parking. Street parking is available on Washington St in front of the VFW post.


o Dances taught recently (circle dances unless otherwise noted):

11/3 – Niten Leze Od Yom, 2020, Rafi Ziv

11/17 – Shemesh, 2020, Shari Moreno

12/8 – Limbo (lines), 2015, Yaron Elfassy

12/15 – Gam Ani, 2021, Michael Barzelai

12/22 – Krav Shtiya, 2021, Michael Barzelai

12/29 – Hakol Tov (partners), 2021, Avi Levy

1/5 – Ya’man Blues (בלוז תימני), 2021, Israel Yakovee


Happy dancing!