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SUNDAY APRIL 25TH OUTDOORS LIVE FROM 3-5PM (SEE BELOW)!!!
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APRIL 22!!!
  WELCOME BACK BRAZILIAN ROCK STAR MARINA SERWACZAK!!!


 
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      Penny          Ariane          Rina           Marina         Stuart            Denis            Penny           Sarah         Ilan           Mayla

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"This award is for: Organising the first online Worldwide 24-hour marathon. Thank you for your help Phil, really appreciate it.
 
Ilai Szpiezak עילי ספיאזק
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Orly Star Setareh
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Majol MX
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André Luiz Grinspan Schor"

Big thanks from me to the organizers above and to all the leaders and participants in Marathons 1 and 2!
Phil

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Hey everyone!
What a great session we had last week.  😃😃😃  Our Yom Ha'atzma'ut special was... well, special!  Thanks very much to the CID team and special guests Yisrael and Michelle Yakovee.  It was wonderful.  See more below in the recordings section.

We are beginning to see more and more things opening up here in Chicago and around the country.  We started dancing physically together outside last week.  It was truly amazing and so well received.    Enjoy these video snippets to get a tiny sense of the experience.  CID Outside - Video 1  CID - Outside Video 2  CID - Outside Video 3 (some find this last one to be remarkable for some reason but I am not sure why 😂😂😂) AND HERE IS THE "SURVIVORS PICTURE"



DANCING OUTSIDE AND IN PERSON SESSION 2 ON SUNDAY APRIL 25TH!!!
We have the positive news that you have been "dying to hear." 😀 With huge thanks to Iris and David Jacobson, we will dance again in the parking lot of Chicago Jewish Funerals in Skokie on Sunday, April 25 from 3-5PM.  8851 SKOKIE BOULEVARD SKOKIE, ILLINOIS 60077.  Waze Link
 
David is making this venue available at no charge, for which we are so very grateful.  If you would like to make a contribution in his honor, here is his recommended charity. http://www.gomlefund.org/
 
KEEPING US ALL SAFE
As has been the plan all along, MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED both for dancing and hanging around.  Bring your own chair.  Bring your own water.  Bring layers (although the latest forecast sounds promising).  Bring shoes that will give you cushioning and not too much traction.  There will be bathroom access but please don't plan on hanging out in the building.
 
BTW, vaccinations will not be required, but are of course preferable.  Masks and distancing are required (in case you didn't hear me the first time 😀).  Hugging will be permitted by hopefully vaccinated/consenting adults.  ❤   But we will be distancing when we dance.  Please make sure that you "dance defensively."
 
Also, by attending this session, you are expressly agreeing to hold harmless Chicago Jewish Funerals and their staff, Penny Brichta and Phil Moss for any damages due to injury or illness that might result from your participation.
 
FEES
While I will not be charging a fixed amount, I will leave a box on my table so you can pay what you want.  Or you can use: Direct PayPal Link or Chase Quickpay (Zelle) (philip_b_moss@hotmail.com) or Venmo (PhilipBMoss - phone last 4: 8669)
 
PROGRAM/REQUESTS
My plan is to focus mostly on our pre-pandemic circle/lines repertoire.  I will sprinkle in some of the hits from this past year too.  If you have requests, please use the Request Web Page Link to submit them.  (but wait until after our Thursday session before you enter Sunday requests please)
 
COMMUNICATIONS
Please make sure to watch our Chicago Israeli Dancing FB group, but especially make sure to join/watch our WhatsApp group Chicago Israeli Dancing  (Invitation to CID WhatsApp Group) for any last minute communications (including cancellation should the need arise).  Please spread the word.
 
FUTURE SESSIONS
We will take this week to week and see how things go.  If it is successful, let's plan on doing this next week too, same time same place.
 
Again Jacobsons, thanks so much!
 
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday in person!!!
 
Phil and Penny

Time will tell how things will go, but we are definitely heading in the right direction.  Meanwhile,  when our "real" indoor sessions resume, we plan to continue on zoom at the same time so that our amazing virtual community can continue to participate together. ❤❤❤

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

We are thrilled with our new logo, courtesy of the amazing Carol!  We love it and it is already making a big splash.  There is a lot going on there in this deceptively simple looking design.  Carol, thanks so much.  ❤❤❤


This Thursday's session promises to be wonderful as usual.  Not only will we have most of the CID regulars but we are lucky enough to have Marina, rock star phenom from Brasil (look for her after 8:15 Chicago time.)  And we will also have two very nice dances taught.  The first will be the new hot dance Resisim which yours truly predicted weeks ago would take the Israeli Dance world by Storm.  So join Rina for the teach some time after 7:45PM.  Here is your homework: 
Resisim
Later, Stuart will present a lovely dance by Dudu Barzilay and Yitzik Ben-Dahan called Nedivim from 2011 that we missed in Chicago. This will follow Marina's set.   Nedivim

Of course, please join us for at 7PM Central for Penny's Beginners/Oldies set.  Following will be our fantastic friend from Paris, Ariane.    (who always deserves a special mention.  And then the rest of the team as shown in the pictures above. 

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

THE PLAN
7PM - Penny starts off with a half hour of beginners/classics.
7:30 - Sets led by Ariane  , Rina R, Marina
, Stuart, Denis , Penny, Sarah, Ilan and Mayla

Finishing around 11:30PM

Team members on LOA this week: Nina, Gabi, Barb, Latishya, Aaron and Deb.  Looking forward to your returns!
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LAST WEEK 4/15 (AND RECORDINGS)
What an amazing Yom Ha'atzma'ut celebration we had last week!  Wonderful leaders and participants from all over the place.  But certainly one of the highlights was a guest appearance by Yisrael and Michelle Yakovee.  They were great and we were so honored to have them.  Go about 57:30 in to find their segment of his dances.  Kol Hakavod.

Speaker View
Gallery View




And what fun it was celebrating our Zoom Anniversary 5 weeks ago. 😀😀😀  I am still not ready to take this down. (Go here to see the complete list with links to the teaching videos from the last year of the Dances Taught.) Thanks very much to all who attended and thanks very much to all the leaders!  People showed up from literally all over the world.  It was a wonderful evening and we are very grateful.  Enjoy these smiling faces and look below for the recordings:
Speaker View  Gallery View








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

EPISODE 4 WITH TAMIR SCHERZER COMING THIS WEEK, SATURDAY APRIL 4 AT ONE PM CHICAGO TIME.


Congratulations to La Mona and Orly on a hysterical Episode 3.  You guys were great!  More (including recordings below!


The official results are in.  Orly kicked butt 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 3 Speaker View   Episode 3 Gallery View 


Coming Attractions -    La Mona Myr's Riku meshuGAME On Saturday April 24th, Kochavim and Yad Beyad Zoom Camp, Machol Merkaz, Dance Fitness With Penny



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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 April 22 and 26 sessions. 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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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 (4/22/21)

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
7PM - Penny starts off with a half hour of beginners/classics.
7:30 - Sets led by Ariane  , Rina R, Marina
, Stuart, Denis , Penny, Sarah, Ilan and Mayla

Finishing around 11:30PM

Team members on LOA this week: Nina, Gabi, Barb, Latishya, Aaron and Deb.  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 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 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.) 😀😀😀
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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

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