Portland Israeli Folk Dance News

Winter 2018                            Updated 1/12/18

Hello Portland Israeli folk dancers and friends near and far! 

For latest news visit Facebook page Israeli Folk Dancing in Portland, OR -- 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 & Friends6:30 to 7:00 Beginner's class; 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. dancing & light instruction. With a focus on classic dances, some newer, and now International! $6/$10 couples. FREE for first timers. Everyone welcome. No partner or experience necessary.
        Leedy Grange in Cedar Mill, 835 NW Satlzman Rd., Ptld., 97229 
        (see leedygrange.org for directions).
        Info: Sue, pifdnews@gmail.com
        Website: PIFD NEWS  sites.google.com/site/pifdnews
Israeli Folk Dancing in Portland, OR 

Wednesday evening: Beginning Israeli Dance Class with Allison Victor at the MJCC. Call MJCC to register. Drop-ins $15. Weds. Winter term class is Jan. 10.
        Info: MJCC 503-244-0111, Allison, 503-314-1567, 

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 

        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.

For a directory of all types of dancing in the Portland area, visit  http://www.portlanddancing.com

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                                                

Mon. Jan. 15, and 29 - Israeli & International folk dancing 

at Leedy Grange! 

Hi Leedy folk dancers,

We will dance Mondays, Jan. 15 and 29 and enjoy both Israeli and now some International dances. After attending a Kyklos Portland dance festival last fall with Israeli and International dance leader Loui Tucker, then offering the Leedy "Dance Around the World" themed session in December, and hearing from dancers, I was inspired to include international dances at our Leedy Grange sessions. Outstanding dancer and teacher Mimi Epstein will lead and teach them.

Folk Dancing at Leedy Grange with Sue & Friends

Learn and enjoy Israeli and International folk dances every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday. Beginners class 6:30 to 7 pm (Jan 15 & 29*). and then 7 to 9 pm dancing & light instruction. Dancing at Leedy focuses on Israeli classics, with a sprinkling of modern; and now a dash of International dances. $6/$10 couples. FREE for first timers. Everyone welcome. No experience or partner necessary. 835 NW Saltzman Rd. 97229.

*Please note that there will be no Leedy Intro Class 6:30 to 7 pm on Feb. 5, 19, and March 5. We WILL dance 7 to 9 pm as usual on those dates.

All the best,

Portland Israeli Folk Dance News website serves the Israeli folk dance community in Portland, OR, and sends out occasional email announcements about IFD event. 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.

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Beginner's Israeli dance class with Allison, Wednesdays.
At the  MJCC  - 503-244-0111


Come to the Seattle Workshop and dance party with Sagi Azran on Saturday, February 10th!!!
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION $65 Deadline is January 4th
Please send your registration asap and save money (plus get free music)
Carpools, accommodations, etc. can be arranged later--please let Esti - estiklivne@gmail.comknow so she can rest assured that there will be enough attendance!
Full details are on the website at: portlandisraelidance.com

Thank you for reading PIFD News! 

Together in dance!

Sue Wendel, FB Administrator/Website Editor/Publisher


For past folk dance news please see Past PIFD News Archives on this site.
For a rich history of Israeli folk dancing in Portland please see our History of Portland IFD page on this site.