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ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24
CHICAGO ISRAELI DANCING - VIRTUAL (GLOBAL)

FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST ARIANE BUTEL ALL THE WAY FROM
  PARIS!!!








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Shana Tova Umetuka to everyone!  May it be way better than this one.  😊❤😊❤

Enjoy this always pleasing Rosh Hashana video from the Ein Prat Fountainheads Dip Your Apple

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Hey everyone!

So many things to share with you!  😊😊😊😊




We are excited to welcome back our friend, Ariane Butel from Paris!  Ariane has done amazing work during the pandemic and she has been with us a number of times.  We are so thrilled that she is returning (at 2:30AM her time)!.  (see below for the homework video).  And she will lead a segment for us.

In addition, the always wonderful CID-Virtual (Global) Project Team will be with us as usual this week.  I am very excited and pleased about that.  YAY
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Rosh Hashana Line Dance Competition

You may recall that Sylvio Berlfein organized a line dance competition in conjunction with creating a Rosh Hashana song in Spanish.  Well, the judges have made their decision.  The results are in!  Follow this link to see the winning entry.  And thanks so much to MajolMX for being with us recently and teaching their new dance,

Rosh Hashana Video

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More Fun From Haproject Shel Revivo

Check out their Rona Medley!  Rona Medley Video

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Last week, September 17, we had yet another wonderful session.  I hope you will enjoy the video recording.  Go about 1:19  to find Ariane's segment.  And of course, great work as always by the CID team!  9/17 CID Virtual (Global)

Here's a fun moment from our Colorado contingent on 9/3, courtesy of Carol:


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And here is a bit of fun from Deb Schermer from Milwaukee including a picture from our session "Down Under"



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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.  It runs from 7-9PM Central time.  Penny has moved her highly successful Israeli Dance Beginner’s Virtual class from Wednesday nights to Tuesdays.  From 7-8PM, Penny will continue to run her Beginner’s class which is focused on easier dances and beginner level teaching.  Starting at 8PM there will be segments led by local Israeli dance leaders.  Included in the session will be the teaching of one intermediate/advanced dance, with an emphasis on the Chicago repertoire.   (new flyer  below).  Thanks and Kol Hakavod Penny for your leadership and all that you do for Chicago Israeli Dancing!

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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Machol Merkaz/Nirkoda Bakerem/Global Marathon 2! - Ok, it is official.  Please save the date for Machol Merkaz/Nirkoda Bakerem 2020 - Virtual/ Worldwide Israeli 24 Hour Dance Marathon 2!  ❤❤❤ (I know, what a mouthful.  We're working on that.)  I am very sorry to say that both Machol Merkaz 2020 and Nirkoda Bakerem Physical have been cancelled. 😢😢

BUT THE GREAT NEWS is thats we are joining forces to present a joint virtual camp, NIRKODA BAMERKAZ that will start on Friday, October 23.  We are so excited to be working together!!!  There may be some camp programming on Saturday morning, October 24 as well.  But for sure, our staffs from Israel, as well as other leaders from all over the world will combine to present you with Marathon 2.  Please plan on joining the marathon on October 24th-25th (starting at noon Chicago time).  Go to the 24 Hour Global Marathon page on this website for the latest available information.  chicagoisraelidancing.com/marathon.html

Nirkoda Bamerkaz will begin on Friday Night October 23 2020.  We will start with Kabbalat Shabbat at 7PM US Central time.  Following services, we will enjoy a virtual Shabbat dinner (with real food and drink provided by you).  Maybe a little Shabbat shira after.  We will then proceed to the virtual dance hall for Friday night Harkada, brought to you by the markidim/markidot of Chicago Israeli Dancing - Virtual (Global).  There may be some programming Saturday morning.  Stay tuned.  Here is the link for Friday night: Nirkoda Bamerkaz Zoom. 

Meeting ID: 896 0700 2191  passcode: 530324

Background
On April 13-14 2020 in the early days of the lockdown, a global community of Israeli dance leaders came together to present the first ever 24 Hour worldwide Israeli dance marathon via Zoom.  It was a tremendous success with more than 1000 dancers participating from all over the word.  At the same time, funds were raised to support local charities chosen by the dance leaders.  The event was sponsored by Machol Merkaz, Chicago Israeli Dancing and Jewishaustralia.com.

Well, here it is, roughly 6 months later and it is still not safe to dance in large numbers indoors, and even outdoors.  So, WE ARE BACK WITH MARATHON 2, this time under the auspices of Camp Nirkoda Bamerkaz (the virtual merger of camps Nirkoda Bakerem and Machol Merkaz).  Camp Nirkoda Bamerkaz will take place on Zoom on October 23 2020  (watch the Machol Merkaz tab here for more info about the camp).  But on Saturday October 24 2020, the Israeli staffs of Nirkoda Bakerem, Machol Merkaz, the Chicago Israeli Dancing (Global) Project Team, and Israeli dance leaders from all over the world will combine to bring you Marathon 2 followed by an After-Party Schmooze!!!

The Plan
Watch this site for more information as it becomes available.  We'll provide a detailed schedule for the whole 24 hours including the names of the segment leaders as well as links to support their designated charities.  We'll tell you how you can request dances to be played, and more.  BUT...

Right now, you can order your Marathon 2 T-Shirt (proceeds benefit the World Health Organization).  To get yours so that you can wear it during the marathon, please order by September 23.  It takes about 2 weeks after that to receive deliveries in the US.  Deliveries to outside the US take longer.  You can order after September 23rd but you may not receive your shirt before the marathon.

With thanks to the amazing Carol Neiger, and with help from Ophir and Aaron, here is the shirt (front and back), followed by the ordering information.


These wonderful shirts are available in a number of styles, sizes and colors.  Order Here
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Courtesy of Larry Denenberg, We Are Trying Out A New Request App

First, let me thank David Karger for all the work he did with his request app.  It worked well and it was very helpful.  Kol Hakavod, David,

Now, Chicago Israeli Dancing is piloting a new app for making Israeli Dance requests, courtesy of
Larry Denenberg. Thanks Larry!  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 September 24th 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:  Larry Denenberg's Request App
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Program To Honor Yonatan Karmon z"l
Hey all, a few weeks ago at CID-Virtual, in conjunction with preparations for this program we made: Haro'a Haktana - Danced at CID - Virtual on 7/2. 

The program was simply wonderful!  Kol Hakavod to all who were involved in it.  Here is the video that was prepared for the occasion: Yonatan Karmon z"l Memorial Program  If you go about 14 minutes from the end, you will see the segment with our 15 seconds of fame.  But I strongly encourage you to watch the whole thing.  Simply wonderful.  And when the Zoom recording is available, I will share it here.

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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Announcements/Shout Outs




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At Chicago Israeli Dancing - Virtual, you'll have noticed greater participation from Chicago leaders.  We'll still have a great mix of dances as chosen by all our national and international leaders, but more 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.

And speaking of beginners:  BEGINNERS VIRTUAL SESSION - in other great news, Penny is continuing her beginner's virtual session that she started on April 29th.  But on August 11, she moved it to Tuesday nights and in a new format.  It runs from 7-9PM Central Time!  Please spread the word!

 

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This week's shout outs: 


 What you Need to Know About This Week's Virtual Session (9/24/20)

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
Here's the plan/schedule/hope:

7PM:         Classic/Beginner Israeli dances presented by Penny
7:30PM:    Guest appearance by Ariane Butel.  Segments led by the CID - Virtual team!  Included are: Rina R., Stuart, Nina, Sarah, Penny, Deb, Gabi, Latishya and Aaron.

Ariane will be reviewing Rafi Ziv's dance, Mimi.  Here is your homework from Ariane

We'll continue until 11:30 or so.

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 or Chase Quickpay (Zelle) (philip_b_moss@hotmail.com) or Venmo (PhilipBMoss)

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 Commemorative T-Shirt!



Order Your T-Shirt Here Using This Link!


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


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.

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