Chicago Israeli Dancing - Live And Virtual!!!

CID MONTHLY PARTY!!! - LIVE IN PERSON ON THURSDAY JULY 29 (and zoomed too!!!)
(see below for a format change to the beginning of our evening)

7PM - 11:30 CENTRAL!!!
Congregation Beth Emet, 1224 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL
or in your living room 😁😁😁
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last updated on 7/27/21...

*** OUR INDOOR SESSIONS ARE OPEN ONLY TO THOSE WHO ARE FULLY VAXED.  BEFORE YOU COME, PLEASE SEND A PHOTO OF YOUR VACCINATION CARD TO PHIL AT: philip_b_moss@hotmail.com or via my whatsapp at +1 312 519 8669.  Many of you have already sent me your cards.  Thanks so much.  The rest of you, keep them coming. 

AS OF THIS WRITING, WE ARE NOT REQUIRED TO MASK IN THE DANCE ROOM (BUT IT MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA ANYWAY)!!!  ONLY OUTSIDE THE DANCE ROOM!!!  We are permitted to have food, but only pre-packaged.

COST: $15 on non-party nights  (our costs have gone up significantly)  Add a few more bucks on party nights please.  AND THIS WEEK, 7/29 IS A PARTY NIGHT.  πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ I will bring pre-packaged food, a variety of beverages including some of the adult persuasion.  I invite you all to augment if you are so inclined, but pre-packaged, single serving stuff please.

Please see below for more information you will need to get into Beth Emet
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Some Comments From Phil

SMALL FORMAT CHANGE:   We have now been back in person at Beth Emet for 5 weeks!  Our focus is on providing the best experience we can for our in-person dancers while simultaneously maintaining a strong connection with our zoom community.  With that in mind, we are going to make an adjustment to the beginning part of the evening.

We perceive a need to improve the experience of our newer dancers and those who are returning to Israeli dance after time away.  They are important to the future of our session and are currently outnumbered by the veterans who dance in the early session.  

The shift, based on who is there, will move the focus to more teaching for those beginners/returnees during the first 45 minutes.  This will include skill building and/or teaching beginner and repertoire dances.  Everyone is invited to participate and support the newer dancers.  Penny will continue to lead the session from 7-8:30.  And we definitely welcome the veterans, but please be aware of the focus change. 

In the fall, after the holidays and Machol Merkaz, we plan to reopen our limited session class just for beginners.
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Again, I want to send our love and deepest condolences to Oren and Lena Ashkenazi on the tragic passing of their 5 year old daughter, Oryana Lia Ashkenazi z'l.  The entire Israeli Dance world stands in sympathy and prayer for their family at this awful time.  We  dedicated a segment during our session this past Thursday to her memory.  May it be for a blessing and may the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.  Go about 1:49:50 into the recording to see the segment we did.  Memorial Segment  Here is a dance that Oren and Lena have asked people around to dedicate to Oryana's memory.  Biti Sheli

For those who would like to make a contribution to a memorial fund in Oriyana's honor, please follow this link: Donate in Memory of Oryana Lia Ashkenazi

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In the happier news department, we had a lovely session last week.  Highlights included guest teaching by Ariane all the way from Paris, guest leadership from Rina R. all the way from Brooklyn, and local leadership for the first part of the evening from Sarah.  Thanks so much ladies!  Kol Hakavod!

Machol Merkaz registration is now open!!! MACHOLMERKAZ.COM for the info.  October 7-10, 2021.  Fantastic staff, fantastic setting.  People coming from all over.  If you want to be in a deluxe room as someone's roommate, register ASAP.  There are very few left so please don't delay.  (see above for comments about semi-privates/privates in Nerenberg)

Oh, and here is the delegation we sent to Hertzeliya to get Eran prepared for Machol Merkaz!


As you know, Thursday night CID Live and in person is back at Congregation Beth Emet. We started on started on   ON JUNE 24TH!!!  And we zoomed too (more below about that).  Join us on July 29 for our next session in person or online.  I am excited that after Penny's opening segment, Sarah Rodin will be reviewing Ariane's new dance, Lihiyot Sameicha.  Here is the video for those who would like to do some homework.  Lihiyot Samiecha (Video).

And for partners, I will review Tamid Achake by Sagi Azran.

Here is a look at our format.

7-9PM: circles/lines (including teaching)  The first part will be beginners focused.  At some point later in that session, maybe around 8:30 we'll teach a circle dance intended for the general repertoire.

9-11PM:  mixed partners/circles sets.  We'll teach one partner dance, some time after 9, followinig some number of circle dances

11-11:30PM: ending partners

We plan to continue to broadcast on zoom as long as pople want to join and support us.  If things work out, we will have guest leaders do some short sets sprinkled in.  We are also able to have remote people show up on the big screen in our room!  We hope to maintain the wonderful connections we have made over the past year to the extent we can.  This is a work in progress.  We'll see where it goes.  For now expect mostly a broadcast with some interactivity too if we can. 

OUR INDOOR SESSIONS ARE OPEN ONLY TO THOSE WHO ARE FULLY VAXED.  BEFORE YOU COME, PLEASE SEND A PHOTO OF YOUR VACCINATION CARD TO PHIL AT: philip_b_moss@hotmail.com or via my whatsapp at +1 312 519 8669.  Many of you have already sent me your cards.  Thanks so much.  The rest of you, keep them coming. 

AS OF THIS WRITING, WE ARE NOT REQUIRED TO MASK IN THE DANCE ROOM (but it might be a good idea anyway)!!!  ONLY OUTSIDE THE DANCE ROOM!!!  We are permitted to have food, but only pre-packaged.

COST: $15 on non-party nights  (our costs have gone up significantly)  Add a few more bucks on party nights please.

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARRIVE - Enter the building from the parking lot on the west side of the building.  Ring the bell and wait to be buzzed in to the inner door.  At that point please identify yourself as a dancer and you will be admitted to the building.  Please go straight ahead and then down the stairs to the Weiner Room, our dance space (and adjacent to the washrooms we use.)  PLEASE DO NOT AT ANY TIME GO TO ANY OTHER PART OF THE BUILDING. 

IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER 10:30 WE MAY NOT NOTICE YOU AND BE ABLE LET YOU IN.  IF THAT HAPPENS, TRY TEXTING OR WHATSAPPING PHIL AT 312.519.8669, AND PLEASE BE PATIENT

Stay tuned for further information.  Can't wait be together with everyone in our dance home!

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Chicago Israeli Dancing WhatsApp Group
I have started to use our WhatsApp Group, Chicago Israeli Dancing, more frequently - especially for time-critical communications.  As an example, if we are able to dance outside, I will post the info there and will provide updates as needed.  Chicago folks especially, I strongly encourage you to join the group.  Of course, if you are not on WhatsApp yet, this is a prerequisite for joining the group.  Once you are on WhatsApp, here is your invitation to join the group WhatsApp Invitation

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LAST WEEK 7/22 (AND  ZOOM RECORDINGS)

The fun continued last week both live and on Zoom.  It is so great to be able to dance in person together again. 

Again thanks again to those from all over who joined us on Zoom.  Many people logged in yet again.  It was so great to see you, display you on the big screen in the room, and interact with you. I truly hope that those of you who cannot dance with us physically in Chicago will continue to be with us in the zoom.  Wishing you all health, safety and happy dancing!

It definitely was great to have some remote leadership in the persons of Ariane and Rina R.  Thanks so much you guys!

Also, to keep the zoom going, we need some financial support.  Thanks to those who have done just that.  Here is how to help: 

PayPal Direct Paypal Link or Chase Quickpay (Zelle) (philip_b_moss@hotmail.com) or Venmo (PhilipBMoss - phone last 4: 8669)

Enjoy these recordings from last week. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ 

Speaker View
Gallery View

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Report on Episode 6 of La Mona Myr's Riku meshuGAME on Saturday July 24. with new Challengers Jake Altholtz and Marcelo Marianoff, taking on La Mona and Patty Colensky!!!

Congratulations to La Mona, Patty, Jake and Marcelo who all were fantastic in Epsiode 6.  We look forward to the return of all three of La Mona's guests for the Challenge of the Champions.  Here are the recordings:

Episode 6 Speaker View   Episode 6 Gallery View 

Report on May 22nd Episode 5 of La Mona Myr's Riku meshuGAME With Challengers Ilai Szpiezak and Naomi Finkelstein from London vs. La Mona and Alberto Zirlinger!!!

(LOOK FOR EPISODE 6 WITH GUESTS MARCELO MARIANOFF, JAKE ALTHOLZ and PATTY COLENSKY ON JULY 24.  GONNA BE SERIOUSLY CRAZY πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)

Congratulations to La Mona, Alberto, Ilai and Naomi who all were fantastic in Epsiode 5.  We look forward to the return of all three of La Mona's guests for the Challenge of the Champions.  Here are the recordings:
Episode 5 Speaker View   Episode 5 Gallery View 

Report on Episode 4 and Report on Episode 3 of La Mona Myr's Riku meshuGAME

Congratulations to Tamir and La Mona who both did a great job on Episode 4.  See more below including recordings.

The official results are in.  Tamir dominated and has qualified to return for the Challenge of the Champions (whenever that happens).  Check out these recordings for yourself to enjoy the fun:  Episode 4 Speaker View   Episode 4 Gallery View
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Coming Attractions -    Machol Merkaz, Dance Fitness With Penny

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Other Stuff/Announcements/Shout Outs




Chicago Israeli Dancing – Live and Virtual will continue on Thursday nights under the direction of Phil Moss and Penny Brichta.  The times will remain the same, (7PM-11:30PM Central).  See above for the format.
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Courtesy of David Karger, We Are Using His New Request App
Chicago Israeli Dancing is using a new app for making Israeli Dance requests, courtesy of David Karger. Thanks David!  The app runs from your browser.  You don't need to download anything.  All you have to do is follow the link below.  Go ahead and enter your requests for this week's July 29th session. We will try to incorporate some into this week's playlist.

It would help us if you would enter your requests a couple of days before the session, but we'll be monitoring them. Here is the link:  David Karger's Request App
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Origins Of Israeli Dance - The Yemenite Step

If you haven't yet seen this 10 minute video by Shmulik Gov-Ari, I strongly encourage you to check it out.  He did a great job and it is very informative.  Shmulik Video
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Looking forward to seeing you all Thursday night.
Be safe
L'shalom
Phil

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 What you Need to Know About The Virtual Session (7/22/21)

LOGGING IN
NEW SECURITY MEASURES: Please update to the latest version of Zoom.

Effective immediately, we are using a new zoom link, or meeting ID and pswd.  But before you try to enter, please make sure that when you log in, you enter your name and location.  You will be placed in the waiting room, but you will only be admitted if we can verify your identity.

With major thanks to Aaron Alpert, if you need help in figuring out how to enter the right information (which you must do before you actually try to join the Zoom), please go to the following link, which he prepared for Zoom Cali.  But the same principles apply for us.  Zoom Help Doc

If you find yourself stuck in the waiting room, you can reach out to Phil via WhatsApp. (info below in the Our WhatsApp Group section)

 zoom link Or if you log in from the app, Meeting ID: 867 8010 0439  PSWD = 376030

THE PLAN (July 29)
(Go to the Dances Taught Tab to see videos from last week.  See above for some of the dances we plan to teach this week.)

We welcome Penny back for
the first part of the evening.  Around 830 Central Sarah will review Ariane's new dance, Lihiyot Sameicha.  Here is the video for those who would like to do some homework.  Lihiyot Samiecha (Video).

And for partners, I will review Tamid Achake by Sagi Azran.

7-9PM: circles/lines (including teaching)  The first part will be beginners focused.  At some point later in that session, maybe around 8:30 we'll teach a circle dance intended for the general repertoire.

9-11PM:  mixed partners/circles sets.  We'll teach one partner dance, pretty close to 9, after a few circles.

11-11:30PM: ending partners

A few zoom reminders:

Β·       open the chat window as soon as you get in the room so you can reach out publicly and/or privately.  And enable yourself for closed captioning.  We post the dances being played both in CC and the chat...

Β·       please please please open your video if at all possible.  So much of this whole endeavor is about community and being togethe Even if you don't dance, it is way better when we can all see each other.

LOGIN PROBLEMS

If you can't log in, go to the end of this post to see my approach to communicating with everyone.

HELPING FINANCIALLY

If you feel like helping to support this endeavor financially, you can use PayPal Direct Paypal Link or Chase Quickpay (Zelle) (philip_b_moss@hotmail.com) or Venmo (PhilipBMoss - phone last 4: 8669)

ORDERING OUR WAY COOL CID-VIRTUAL T-SHIRTS PICTURED BELOW

Order T-shirts Here

On behalf of our entire team, thanks so much for participating and being part of our virtual community at this time.

Be Safe,

Phil Moss


HOW I DO MY COMMUNICATIONS WITH YOU ALL

When there is plenty of time, I send you newsletters through this mynewsletterbuilder.com.  And I update this website, Chicagoisraelidancing.com

My fastest and easiest (and INTERACTIVE) way to communicate is via our Facebook group, Chicago Israeli Folk Dancing 

And also, for brief text messages, I use our WhatsApp group. (If you want to be added, please send me a message on WhatsApp to +13125198669.)

So please keep these tools in mind when you look for information from me.  To reach me, please use my email address or my cell (located in the flyer at the top of the newsletter.)



Find Out How To Order The 24 Hour Worldwide Israeli Dance Marathon 1 Commemorative T-Shirt!



Order Your T-Shirt Here Using This Link!

(Actually, you can go to this link to order any of the shirts that Carol has prepared for us.)


Hello Israeli Dancers from around the world!  What a thrill it was to dance with you during the first ever 24 Hour Worldwide Israeli Dance Marathon, which was held on April 13-14, 2020. Thank you for being part of this global community.  And thanks to those of you who made contributions to the charities selected by the marathon leaders.


As a charitable follow-on, and for some additional fun, we are very pleased to offer you this opportunity to order the 24 Hour Worldwide Israeli Dance Marathon t-shirt.  With your purchase, not only will you be getting a nice keepsake, you will also be helping the World Health Organization (WHO) as it combats the pandemic.  We’re looking forward to seeing lots of you wearing this shirt in one of the upcoming dance sessions!

These most excellent t-shirts
 are made-to-order (in your selected size, color, and t-shirt style). It takes between 7 and 14 business days after a campaign closes for shirts to arrive. By the way, Bonfire, our awesome vendor, CAN SHIP INTERNATIONALLY, so be the first one in your village to get this great shirt.

The campaign has reopened.  It will take 7-14 days from the next campaign end date for delivery. 

Please share this message with others. This offer is open to the Worldwide Israeli Dance community, and for anyone who wants to participate in our fundraiser!

(PLEASE NOTE that the proceeds will flow through Machol Merkaz and then be gifted directly to WHO)



How To Order Our Way Cool T-shirt: Chicago Israeli Dancing - We Dance Virtually Anywhere



Be the first one on your block to get yours! (Even if you don’t see anyone on your block.) πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
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Courtesy of β€ŽCarol Lezberg Neigerβ€Ž

https://www.bonfire.com/chicago-israeli-dancing-virtual-dance-1/
Hi everyone. As well all now know, painfully too well, the ever-changing developments related to the Coronavirus have been devastating and challenging for all of us. Businesses and communities around the world have had to change plans, close-up shop, cancel events, work from home, etc.
In an effort to keep us all safe, and still together virtually, Chicago Israeli Dancing has begun to hold its weekly Thursday night session via Zoom conferencing. By all accounts, our, inaugural session on March 19th and follow up on March 26th were great successes. People were thrilled just to β€œbe with each other,” to interact, lift their spirits, and to get their Israeli dance fix. So we plan to keep it going.
And to add some additional fun, as well as to support our camp, Machol Merkaz (which we are praying to be able to conduct starting on October 22), we are very pleased to offer you this opportunity to order our new Chicago Israeli Dancing T-shirt. With your purchase, not only will you be getting a nice keepsake, you will also be helping people to participate in our great camp, whenever we will be able to conduct it. (You can be sure that the need for scholarship assistance will jump dramatically this year.) In addition, we’re looking forward to seeing lots of you wearing this shirt in one of our upcoming dance sessions!
These t-shirts are made-to-order (in your selected size, color, and t-shirt style). It takes between 7 and 14 business days after a campaign closes for shirts to arrive.The campaign has reopened.  You will receive your shirt  7-14 days from the end of the current campaign.  Please share this message with others. This offer is open to the world-wide Israeli Dance community who we now welcome as members of Chicago Israeli Dancing – Virtual. πŸ“·
Thanks in advance and stay safe.
Phil Moss and Penny Brichta (session leaders), Carol Neiger (Marketing Director


Important Info About Our New Home, Beth Emet Congregation
Parking is on the west side of the building (1224 Dempster in Evanston).  Overflow street parking is available on Asbury.  Entrance is from the west side parking lot.  Press the doorbell and stay in front of the camera, and be prepared to wait inside the second door until you are buzzed in.  Walk straight ahead and then go down the stairs to the Weiner Room.  YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED UNLESS YOU ARE FULLY VAXED (see above)

Someone will be available to buzz you in until 10:30PM.  If you come after that, you can try the doorbell, and if that doesn't work,you can try texting me but there is no guarantee that I'll see the text.  Try reaching me at 312.519.8669 because my other number may not work in the Weiner Room. Or try reaching me via email, philip_b_moss@hotmail.com.  I do receive that in the room, but I can only check it occasionally.

Regarding the floor, please make sure to wear non-scuff shoes like you would on a wood gymnasium floor (this one is vinyl).  We need to take good care of this floor and building!

YOU ONLY MUST BE MASKED WHEN YOU ARE OUTSIDE THE DANCE ROOM.  PLEASE DO NOT ENTER OTHER PARTS OF THE BUILDING EXCEPT FOR THE DANCE ROOM AREA. ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING ON THE BETH EMET CAMPUS!!!  AND PLEASE REMOVE WET SHOES BEFORE WALKING THROUGH THE DANCE ROOM.


Our Whatsapp Group

I have concluded that it would be a good thing for me to have a way to reach everyone quickly from time to time.  So I have created a group called Chicago Israeli Dancing.  I plan to use this group very sparingly.  It is meant for instant communication, without requiring people to be looking at FaceBook.  I have added people who are already WhatsApp contacts of mine, but I am missing many of you.   So if you would like to be included, please find me on WhatsApp at +1 312.519.8669.  Then message me and ask to be added.  Also, I will use this group only for messages that I intend for everyone to see.  I ask that you all do the same.  Thx

By the way, I am going to start to use our WhatsApp Group, Chicago Israeli Dancing, more frequently - especially for time-critical communications.  As an example, if we are able to dance outside, I will post the info there and will provide updates as needed.  Chicago folks especially, I strongly encourage you to join the group.  Of course, if you are not on WhatsApp yet, this is a prerequisite for joining the group.  Once you are on WhatsApp, here is your invitation to join the group WhatsApp Invitation


Our Facebook Group

I wanted to remind you all to make sure to join our Facebook Group, Chicago Israeli Dancing. Except for the WhatsApp group, this is the easiest way for me to quickly reach you and it is also the way that you can interact online with the rest of the group.

Chicago Israeli Dancing on Facebook