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ON THURSDAY FEBRUARY 25 PURIM PARTY!!!
7PM - 11:30 CENTRAL!!!
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      Penny          Ariane       La Mona         Marina          Rina              Stuart              Barb           Ilan           Mayla       Gabi
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Hey everyone!

So many things to share with you!  😊😊😊😊  I think I better tell you what's here:

THE PLAN
7:00PM: Penny starts off with a half hour of beginners/classics.
7:30PM: Ariane (all the way from France!), followed by La Mona Myr (all the way from Uruguay!)

         

Sometime after 8,
Marina will review the dance that she and Bruna Steinberg created, Ose Li Tov

      

And then we will have our Purim Costume Judging/Photo op.  Sometime around 8:30 more or less.  Can't wait to see how you all will be decked out. 😁

Followed by sets from other CID team members/guests: Rina, Barb, Stuart, Penny, Deb, Ilan, Mayla, and Gabi (all the way from Israel!!!).

BTW, Rina R. has revised her music and video for her new dance, Machar Hashemesh Tizrach.  Here is the download link for the new music file.  Here is the revised video link:  new video

Finishing around 11:30PM

Team members on LOA this week: Denis, Sarah, Nina, Aaron, and Latishya.  Looking forward to your returns!

See you soon, Phil
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LAST WEEK (AND RECORDINGS)
Last week was fun as usual.  Big thanks to Ariane for reviewing an older, but new to us dance, Arim Roshi by Boaz Cohen from 2007.  Look for her segment around 35 minutes in.

And to Marina for teaching the dance she co-choreographed with Bruna Steinberg, Ose Li Tov.  Look for her segment aroud 1:25 in.

Here are the recordings from February 18th:
Speaker View
Gallery View

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Report on Episode 2 of La Mona Myr's Riku meshuGAME

Congratulations to La Mona, Jacki, Elad and Eran on a hysterical Episode 2.  You guys were great!  More (including recordings below!


Below is what we wrote about the plan for the second episode.  Again, I have to say that the actual "show" exceeded all expectations.  Kudos to La Mona for the concept and Kol Hakavod to Eran, Elad, La Mona and Jacki for all doing absolutely great.  I can't wait until episode 3 which will be on March 13.  Check out these recordings for yourself to enjoy the fun: Riku meshugGAME Episode 2 Speaker View
Riku meshugGAME Episode 2 Gallery View

Join us on Saturday February 13 for the second episode of Riku meshuGAME!  Phil will be judging how Jacki & I dance against Elad and Eran while facing some challenges, or just totally mishigene ideas 🤔🤣 I need you in the ZOOM to convince him to select the right winner!  Of course, you can always watch, dance & laugh through Facebook too.

El sábado 13 de febrero vénganse al zoom a divertirse un rato!  Ya llega el segundo episodio de Riku MeshuGame. Eran, Elad, Jackie y yo estaremos tratando de bailar rikudim mientras seguimos unas consignas un poco locas! Menos mal que Phil va a poner un poco de cordura....

Coming Attractions -    2/25 CID-Virtual Purim Party, Machol Merkaz, Dance Fitness With Penny

Looking forward to celebrating with a Purim Dance Party for you all at Chicago Israeli Dancing - Virtual this coming Thursday! Join the CID Virtual team as well as wonderful leaders from far away places including
Ariane Btl
,
Marina Victoria Halsman Serwaczak
and
La Mona Myr
!!!
There will also be costume judging by a highly impartial judge, and maybe prizes. Who knows? 🙂







OTHER STUFF

Chicago Israeli Dancing – Virtual Has Added A Night!

During this time while we can’t dance together physically, we have opened up an additional weekly session.  It is called Chicago Israeli Dancing – Virtual (Local) under the direction of Penny Brichta, and it now includes Beginner Basics.  (See below for details.)

Meanwhile, Chicago Israeli Dancing – Virtual (Global) will continue on Thursday nights under the direction of Phil Moss.  The times will remain the same, (7PM-11:30PM Central), and we will continue to start off with a segment led by Penny that will include many of the dances she has been teaching in her Beginner’s session.  And we will continue to feature segments run by Chicago leaders, as well as markidim/markidot from across the US and from various places around the world.  The excitement continues with participants from all over!!!
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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 February 25 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 all the time. 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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Other Stuff/Announcements/Shout Outs




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At Chicago Israeli Dancing - Virtual (Global), you'll have noticed greater participation from our national and international leaders but many of the dances will be known to those who dance with us in Chicago.  Penny will continue to lead classic/beginner dances starting at 7PM Central time.  Oldies will be sprinkled throughout the program, rather than in a dedicated set.

Chicago Israeli Dancing - Virtual (Local)

The Tuesday night session under the leadership of Penny Brichta has expanded to 3 segments.  Starting at 6:30, Penny teaches Beginner Basics, aimed at newer dancers and those who want more instruction.  The goal is for dancers to more easily transition to Beginners and More which runs from 7-8.  During Beginners and More, Penny teaches as well as calls steps from dances previously introduced in the session.  From 8 until 9, the Chicago Virtual Local Team takes over with one teach of a more advanced dance followed by dancing led by the local team.  

Link for all sessions:    Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 834 2711 4296 Passcode: Mayim

Thanks! Penny

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 What you Need to Know About This Week's Virtual Session (2/25/21)

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: 898 8860 6377  PSWD = 376030

THE PLAN
7:00PM: Penny starts off with a half hour of beginners/classics.
7:30PM: Ariane (all the way from France!), followed by La Mona Myr (all the way from Uruguay!)

         

Sometime after 8,
Marina will review the dance that she and Bruna Steinberg created, Ose Li Tov

      


And then we will have our Purim Costume Judging/Photo op. 
Sometime around 8:30 more or less.  Can't wait to see how you all will be decked out. 😁

Followed by sets from other CID team members/guests: Rina, Barb, Stuart, Penny, Deb, Ilan, Mayla, and Gabi (all the way from Israel!!!).

BTW, Rina R. has revised her music and video for her new dance, Machar Hashemesh Tizrach.  Here is the download link for the new music file.  Here is the revised video link:  new video

Finishing around 11:30PM

Team members on LOA this week: Denis, Sarah, Nina, Aaron, and Latishya.  Looking forward to your returns!

THE EXPERIENCE

We'll take schmooze breaks between segments.  And we'll also try getting to requests as well.

A few reminders:

·       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...

·       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 making a financial contribution to help support this endeavor, 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

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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 3125198669.)

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.) 😀😀😀
📷
Courtesy of ‎Carol Lezberg Neiger‎

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 “be 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. 📷
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 on Dempster (use the first door you get to just east of the parking lot).  Press the doorbell and stay in front of the camera, and be prepared to use the door on the right once you are buzzed in.  (Hold the door carefully so that it doesn't slam shut.)  Go up the stairs, turn to the left and then go down the stairs to the Weiner Room.

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 calling me but there is no guarantee that I'll see the call.  Try reaching me at 312.519.8669 because my other number does 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!

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 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


Our Facebook Group

I wanted to remind you all to make sure to join our Facebook Group, Chicago Israeli Dancing. 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