My darling dancers,
This Sunday night and Monday mark Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s remembrance day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism. The commemoration is a solemn one, and here in Israel it is strongly felt in all parts of the country. It ends Monday afternoon, and Monday night starts the huge country-wide party that is Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day. What better way than to celebrate with dancing??!!
Please wear your favorite blue and white clothing on Monday night, and be excited for the party!!!
Aaannnddd, have you registered for YAD BEYAD BOSTON yet? It’s super soon!
It’s going to be a GREAT weekend of dancing, April 26-28 in Boston, with Avi Peretz, Carina Saslavsky, and me.
Avi has choreographed some of our favorite couples dances, like “Eretz Bereshit” and Carina is of course known for her incredibly fun line dances. And I’ll teach a few things and keep the dancing going at the evening parties!
You can register here or find more info on Yad Beyad here.
I am going straight to the East Coast from Israel so I’ll see you at camp!!!
Please come! I can’t wait to see you there!
Erica Goldman began Israeli dancing in New York as a child alongside her father, another folk dance fanatic. After many years performing with several New England area Israeli dance troupes, she branched out into other kinds of folk dance as a member of the Mandala Folkdance Ensemble and then the Collage Dance Ensemble, with whom she competed at the Golden Karagöz Folk Dance Competition in Turkey in 2003. In 2004, Erica spent the summer as the Dance Director of Camp Alonim (at the then Brandeis-Bardin Institute), a Jewish overnight camp where Israeli dancing is truly an obsession among the campers. She was hooked; after working for nearly eight years for a software company in Boston, she quit her job and moved to L.A. and has been teaching Israeli dance nearly full-time ever since, both in the US and abroad. Erica was the Israeli dance teacher at New Community Jewish High School in Los Angeles and also coordinated their Israel exchange programs with three high schools in Tel Aviv until 2014 when she returned to the East Coast for grad school. A grateful Wexner Fellow, Erica earned her MBA from the Heller School and her MA in the Hornstein Program for Jewish Professional Leadership at Brandeis University, and now is Director of Program and Operations at JPRO Network. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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