Portland Israeli Folk Dance News

Winter 2019                            Updated 2/7/19


Hello Portland Israeli folk dancers and friends near and far! 


For latest news visit Facebook page  Israeli Folk Dancing in Portland, OR . Questions? Email Sue at pifdnews@gmail.com


Where to Israeli folk dance in the Portland metro area:

             Ongoing IFD sessions and classess in the Portland area      

Sunday evening: at Fulton 8 to 9:00 p.m. beginning Israeli dances, and open dancing to 11:00 p.m. with Donna Cole. $6. Website:  portlandisraelidance.com 

Fulton Park Community Center, 68 Southwest Miles St., Portland, OR 97219

Info: Donna, 503-645-4160, SundaySession@portlandisraelidance.com


Monday evening: 1st & 3rd and 5th Monday nights of each month, Leedy Grange with Sue & Friends7:00 to 9:00 p.m. dancing & light instruction. With a focus on classic dances, some newer, and now a splash of International! $6/$10 couples. FREE for first timers. Everyone and all levels welcome. No partner or experience necessary.
        Leedy Grange in Cedar Mill, 835 NW Satlzman Rd., Ptld., 97229 
        Info: Sue, pifdnews@gmail.com
        Website: PIFD NEWS  sites.google.com/site/pifdnews
        Facebook: 
Israeli Folk Dancing in Portland, OR 

New Our own Rhona Feldman will be teaching a beginning Israeli folk dance class on Tuesdays at Garden Home Rec Center. Congrats!
Beginning Israeli Folk Dancing for Adults
GH31521 / Winter 2019
Jan 8, 2019 - Mar 19, 2019
7:30 to 8:30pm | Tue
$82 | $73.75SR | $102.5OD
Garden Home Recreation Center
Rhona has been an Israeli Folk dancer for more than 30 years. Her experience includes performing in the local dance groups in Seattle and New York and teaching beginner Israeli Folk Dancing in Seattle for the past 5 years. She encourages her students to have fun while learning a variety of dance steps and patterns to the numerous styles Israeli Folk Dancing has to offer. 

Wednesday evening: Beginning Israeli Dance Class with Allison Victor at the MJCC. Call MJCC to register. Weds. 7 to 8 pm.

        Info: MJCC 503-244-0111, Allison, 503-314-1567,  allisonvictor@comcast.net

Thursday evening: Cafe Shalom with Allison Victor. 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Israeli dance intermediate class, and 8 to 10 p.m. open dancing! 

        Location: 8936 SW 17th Ave, Portland, 97219

        Info: Allison, 503-314-1567,  allisonvictor@comcast.net
        Facebook: Cafe Shalom, Israeli Folkdancing in Portland, Oregon

Thursday evening: 8:45 to 11 p.m. Israeli dance couples session with Avi Tayar. Congregation Ahavath Achim. $5.
       Info and to be put on mailing list: ifd.pdx@gmail.com. Please contact before attending as session dates may vary.

Special limited time: A message from Palm Desert, CA: Enjoy easy to learn Israeli folk dances each Thursday, 3:00 to 4:00 pm at Temple Sinai. $5.Visiting long-time dance leader from Portland, OR, Sue Wendel, will lead the sessions Feb. 14, 21, 28, and March 7. So, if you happen to be in area for sunshine, add some dance to that!! :-)


Sue Wendel, editor and publisher, PIFD News

Send dance news anytime to Sue at pifdnews@gmail.com for posting on Facebook.



Winter 2018 Dance Announcements                                                


Hello Israeli folk dancers and friends,

Folk dancing is a great way to meet friends old and new, exercise to classic and new dances (up to 7,000 steps if you count), and enjoy the music of this wonderful and fun Israeli cultural tradition. 
See PIFD News - History of Folk Dance in Portland, OR for our own unique history! 
Also on PIFD News you will find info about regular sessions, too. Here are two timely announcements:
  • New beginning Israeli Folk Dance class with Rhona
    at the Garden Home Rec. Center begins Tues., Jan. 8th- 
    See flyer below.

  • Beginning Israeli Folk Dance class at the MJCC with Allison. Call to confirm dates. 503-244-0111

  • And, see info about a lecture series Moments of the Heart, that starts Jan. 8th by fellow dancer Dorice Horenstein on PIFD News Community Page
Keep dancing!
Sue Wendel, Editor, PIFD News

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Israeli and International Folk Dancing at 

Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman Rd. 97229

7:00-9:00 pm, 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays.


Mon. Feb. 18th Join Mimi and friends at Leedy Grange. 

Mimi will be running the Leedy session through mid-March with help from the Leedy team. (I am running a beginners session in Palm Desert CA through mid-March.)

Join in for fun folk dancing at Leedy Grange every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays, 

7:00 to 9:00 pm. Enjoy easy (7 to 7:30) to intermediate level dances with this friendly group. Newcomers welcome, no experience or partner is necessary. We focus on classic Israeli dances with a splash of the newer, and a now dash of International. $6/$10 couple. Free for first timers. For questions or to be added to the Leedy Grange or PIFD News email list, please email Sue at pifdnews@gmail.com.


On the 18th we will review the dance Rhona taught on the 4th,
Boreh Olam, Creator of the World, 2011, Shmulik Gov Ari.

A couple of notes:

It's that time of year where weather conditions might require us to cancel a Monday night session due to ice or snow on the roads. Please check our Facebook page for an announcement, or contact me, Mimi or Debbi. Since I'm out of town at the moment, it is up to my team to decide whether to hold a session or not, while I'm in CA.

Finally, a little announcement from me in Palm Desert. I am starting a beginner level session at Temple Sinai, Palm Desert. Thursdays 3 to 4:00. It is weekly through Thurs., March 7th. So, IF you are down here during that time, drop by! 

My dream is to plant the seed, maybe someone will take over after I leave?? :-)

Keep dancing in mind, body, and spirit. I would love to hear from you. Miss you all  in Beaverton/Portland!

Sue

Portland Israeli Folk Dance News website serves the Israeli folk dance community in Portland, OR, and sends out occasional email announcements about dance events. Please visit  and "like" the Facebook page – “Israeli Folk Dancing in Portland, OR” for the most current  announcements about Israeli folk dancing around town.

Submissions of regional Israeli folk dance event announcements are welcome. Send to Sue Wendel, Facebook admin & website editor, at pifdnews@gmail.com.

To subscribe, change address, or unsubscribe from PIFD News and/or Leedy Grange email list, send request to Sue at pifdnews@gmail.com.


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Winter 2018 Beginner's Class. Started Dec. 26. Drop-in welcome.
Register at oregonjcc.org/registration, or call the J for details 503-244-0111


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Save the dates: 
Feb. 15 - 18, 2019 in LA





Sat. Feb. 23, 2019 in Seattle


Fri. May 10-12 in Vancouver, Canada. 
BELEV ECHAD:   May 10-12, 2019
An Israeli Dance Workshop in beautiful Vancouver BC with the amazing, 
RAFI ZIV!!  
Full weekend price: $100CND 
Includes 6 hours of workshops and Saturday night dance party. 
For more info contact Nona
778-834-3488
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“SAVE THE DATE”
B’YACHAD Northwest ’19!!
Friday, August 23-Sunday, Aug 25
S RA E L I   DA N C E   W E E K E N D
At The Stampfer Center / Camp Solomon Schechter,
Olympia, Washington

REGISTRATION FLYERS AVAILABLE SOON
Questions? Please email Debbi at debbirm@aol.com

 


 


Thank you for reading PIFD News! 
Find more at Facebook: Israeli Folk Dancing in Portland, OR

Together in dance!

Sue Wendel, FB Administrator/Website Editor/Publisher

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For a rich history of Israeli folk dancing in Portland please see our History of Portland IFD page on this site.