Israeli dancing at the Boston JCC

It has been a great year of Israeli dance class at the Boston JCC in Newton! Here are some of the dances we learned:

Sababa (Meir Shem-Tov)
Shav El Admati (M Gabi)
Tizaher Mimena (line dance by Lior David)
Yaffo (Moshiko)
Waka Waka (line dance by DJ Neidober)
Neshima (Elad Shtamer)
Bracha (Dudu Barzilay)
Vetikach Miriam  (Sagi Azran)
Aneni Bashirim (Yaron Ben-Simchon)
Mishaela  (Rafi Ziv)
Ba’a Elechem (Itzik Ben Dahan)
Achai Bnei Teiman (Sefi Aviv)
Derech Hashalom (Yaron Malichi)
Ten Li Bardarbuka  (Gadi Bitton)
Elef Mechazrim (Yoram Sasson)
Et Lirkod (Elad Shtamer)
Chori Chori (line dance by Aviv Ben-Ishay)
Gibor Shel Ima (Dudu Barzilay and Avi Levy)
Kmo Achshav (Yaron Ben-Simchon)

Beginners:
Adama V’shamayim (Gadi Bitton)
Darkeinu(Gadi Bitton)
Gaaguim (Moshiko)
Hineh (Silvio Berlfein)
Shabbat Menucha (Israel Shiker)
Yoya
Gvanim (Shlomo Maman)
LalaLand (Erica Goldman)
Yalla (Israel Shiker)
Baleilot Hakayitz Hachamim (Tuvia Tischler)
Amalel Shir (Shlomo Maman)
Tzaddik Katamar (Yonatan Gabbai)
plus a lot of horas, including Tzena Tzena, Hora Nirkoda, Hora Aggadati, and other classics, many of which you can find demonstrated here.

Enjoy!

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About Erica

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 earlier this year when she returned to the East Coast for grad school. A newly-minted Wexner Fellow, Erica is currently at work earning her MBA from the Heller School and her MA in the Hornstein Program for Jewish Professional Leadership at Brandeis University, and is currently spending her 12th summer at Camp Alonim.
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