Portland Israeli Folk Dance News

Summer 2018                            Updated 7/14/18

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 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 
        (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. - call the J for dates.

        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.

B'YACHAD 2018: August 17-19. See info on this site. Click on left side bar.
Contact: Debbirm@aol.com

Sue Wendel, editor and publisher, PIFD News

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

  Summer 2018 Dance Announcements                                                

Mondays July 16 & 30  - Israeli & International folk dancing at Leedy Grange! 

Dear folk dancers,

Did you know that folk dancing at Leedy Grange focuses on classic Israeli dances with a splash of new, and dash of International? With hundreds of new dances being choreographed each year, a focus on the classics reminds us of the foundation of Israeli folk dancing. It’s also a wonderful way to go back in time for those of us who used to dance at camp or college – as muscle memory is strong. In fact, at the last Leedy session a new member jumped right and knew every dance we did after having not danced for I think over 30 years! 

There are sessions and classes around town to learn the beautiful new dances (see PIFD News), but at Leedy we always focus on the classics. This coming Monday we will review the dance that Hoa, who was visiting this spring, taught called Tfila by Shlomo Bacher, 1983. And we play classic requests too!

So I am looking forward to seeing you, and if you haven’t danced in awhile, dust off those shoes and join us! Bring a friend!

Folk dancing at Leedy Grange Hall

Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman Rd. 7:00-9:00 pm, 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays.

Join in for fun folk dancing at Leedy Grange with Sue & Friends every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Enjoy easy to intermediate level dances with this friendly group. Newcomers welcome, no 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.

See you soon!

Beginner's Class at the J with Allison. Next class starts in July 11 - Sept. 12. 
Register at oregonjcc.org/registration, or call the J for details 503-244-0111


It's time to register for B'YACHAD 2018 !!
See info on this site. Click on left side bar.

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Together in dance!

Sue Wendel, FB Administrator/Website Editor/Publisher


Israel trip with Dorice 
November 8, 2018 – November 20, 2018
See Community Page on this site.

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