Israeli Folk Dancing in Boston
Sessions

Sessions generally have teaching and easier dancing early in the evening;
requests and open dancing later on.
Classes are mostly instruction, with little or no open dancing - find classes here.



  Boston & Immediate Area:  

  Sundays:  
Temple Emeth
194 Grove Street, Chestnut Hill, MA  02467 - use the entrance by the playground
7-9:30 pm
$6
information: Sunday Night Dancing Homepage
Pamela Kessler - dance@horah.org
July - August:   We're moving to Thursday nights for the summer!  All other details will be the same as listed here, except we'll be dancing on Thursdays, instead of Sundays.  The first Thursday session will be July 10.
Note re weather cancellations:   If we have to cancel dancing due to weather, we will do our best to send an e-mail to the mailing list, but we may not have enough notice . . . I (Pam) will also do my best to post it here, so check this site, even if you have received no e-mail.
If there is a parking ban in Brookline (sometimes announced here) . . . or if Temple Emeth has cancelled Sunday morning religious school (announced on television) . . . then dancing is definitely cancelled, even if we have not e-mailed or posted a notice.
When there is dancing in inclement weather, please use your own judgement as to whether it is safe for you to come.
Note:   If you'd like to receive e-mail notice of events or in case of snow cancellations or schedule/room changes, ask to be added to our e-mail list.
[Directions to Temple Emeth (MapQuest)]

  Mondays:  
Congregation Kehillath Israel
384 Harvard Avenue, Brookline, MA  02446
8 pm-1 am
$5
information: www.rrdance.com
Raphael Gottesman & Ronnie Efrat - dance@rrdance.com
[Directions (MapQuest)]

Temple Emunah
9 Piper Road, Lexington, MA  02421
8-9:45 pm
Angela Schatz - angela.s@rcn.com
[Directions (MapQuest)]

  Tuesdays:  
Congregation Beth-El Atereth Israel
561 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA  02459
8-10 pm
$5 (donation to 'Amit Women)
information: Tuesday Night Dancing Homepage
Pamela Kessler - (617) 254-HORA; dance@horah.org
Note:  Women only; includes some Simcha dancing
*** Congregation Beth-El is undergoing construction.  Tuesday night dancing is on hiatus until the construction is finished or we make arrangements for an alternative location.
Check back here for updates.
[Directions to Temple Beth El (MapQuest)]

  Wednesdays:  
MIT
(usually) Student Center, 4th floor, 84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
8-~11 pm - Teaching and Open Dancing
information: MIT Folkdance Club
[Directions to MIT(MapQuest)]   [Directions to Student Center]

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Watertown, MA

  Thursdays:  
Temple Emeth
194 Grove Street, Chestnut Hill, MA  02467 - use the entrance by the playground
7-9:30 pm
$6
July 10:   We begin dancing on Thursdays for the summer
July 10 - August 28??:   Sunday dancing moves to Thursdays for the summer (we'll move back to Sundays in the fall).  Everything else (location, times, contact info, etc.) remains the same as Sunday nights, so look there for details.


  South of Boston:  

  Thursdays:  
Temple Israel
125 Pond Street, Sharon, MA  02067
8-9:30 pm (will be meeting all summer except for July 4th)
$4
information:   Temple Israel; (781) 784-3986
Michal Fandel - myfandel@comcast.net
instructors:  Michal Fandel, Eric Pomerantz, Jackie Chados, Sarah Kramer
Note:   Scheduling can sometimes be irregular.  E-mail Michal if you're planning to come, to be sure dancing is "on" that week, and/or to be included in e-mail announcements.
Directions (MapQuest)


  North of Boston:  

  Sundays:  
JCC of the North Shore
4 Community Road, Marblehead, MA  01945
6:30-8 pm
information:   Marla Mindel; (781) 631-8330
Note:   All are welcome
Directions (MapQuest)

Osgood Landing
1600 Osgood Street, North Andover, MA - Southeast entrance; building 30; upstairs in cafeteria
7-8:15 pm
$2
information:   Anne Schwartz
Note:   Beginners welcome!
Directions (MapQuest)

  Tuesdays:  
Temple Ner Tamid
368 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA  01960
information:   Temple Ner Tamid; (978) 532-1293
Adrienne Mazor
Note:   This session does NOT meet every week - be sure to call before coming!
Directions (MapQuest)




Please note:  Information about dance sessions can change without my knowledge;
I recommend you contact session leaders before attending an "unfamiliar" session.
Dance leaders are welcome to contact me with updates about their sessions.


If you would like to check an outside source for differing information, you can try this one.