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Boston Israeli dancing takes place on Monday nights at Kehillat Israel, Landers Hall in Brookline, led by Rina Wagman, Aaron Beckman, Yehuda Vishny, and Ronnie Efrat. The session begins with partner dancing from 7:30pm to 8:15pm and continues with mixed partners, circles, and lines until 11:30pm, followed by partner dancing until midnight. Everyone is welcome to dance, mingle, nosh, and celebrate! For more information, email monday@bostonisraelidance.com.


The session traces its roots to a Sunday night session at Harvard University's Memorial Hall, led by Sharon Weiss. Tamar Rosenblum (now Warburg) took over that session in 1977, and moved it to Monday night at Harvard Hillel when Hillel moved to 74 Mt Auburn Street.

Becky Diamond took over the session in 1982, and in about 1987 moved it to Temple B'nai Moshe in Brighton. After Becky left town (circa 1989) the session was led by Barbara Rosen, David Wolin, and Itzik Niederman. It moved to KI later in 1989. Barbara stopped leading in 1996, and in 1999 Ken Avner became session leader upon Itzik's return to Israel. Ken left Boston in mid-2002, at which point Rafael Gottesman and Ronnie Efrat took over.

In June 2016, Rafi moved out of town, and the current team moved into place.


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