Samech Sameach (ס׳ שמח) is the name of a
huge Israeli dance party scheduled for Saturday night, May 10 2014,in celebration of [http://larry.denenberg.com/ Larry Denenberg's] sixtieth birthday, which falls on that very day.
=== Time, Place, and Food ===
will take place at the [http://www.sthagop.com/ St. James Armenian Apostolic Church]in Watertown, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston adjacent to Cambridge. Open dancing will beginat 8:30 PM and will continue until the dancers are forcibly ejected from the hall.
will be provided by [http://www.anicatering.com/id26.html Ani Catering], makers offine Armenian and Middle Eastern Cuisine. [[Moshe Eskayo]] may or may not make falafel.
=== Dancing ===
will be under the direction of [ http://eladperel.blogspot.com/ Elad Perel],
superstar markid from the Haifa area. (In Larry's opinion, Elad's Thursday night session at the
Technion is one of the best in the country.) Elad is familiar with the local
repertoire from his leadership at [[Gvanim]] 2013 and
is expected to provide a good timefor all. He may or may not teach a dance or two in the course of the evening.
There will also be exciting activities and entertainment for nondancing spouses, to include at least parcheesi, acey- deucey, and mah jongg.
=== <span style="color:red">Zikukim Performance (new! )</span> ===
Early in the evening, we
will have a break in the dancing for a performance by Zikukim, one of Boston's premier semiprofessional Israeli dance troupes. Zikukim will perform a piece choreographed by group director [[Becca Rausch]] for the 2014 [[Boston Israeli Dance Festival]]. (Becca herself will not be dancing in the performance, because by the time of Samech Sameach her belly would knock the other dancers off the stage.)
=== History ===
[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1901773/ Rachael Rosner]. The original invitation is [http://larry.denenberg.com/party.html here].
Note, however, that the complex admission
price structure from that event
will '''''not''''' be repeated; Samech Sameach is free to all.
=== Directions, Parking, Public Transportation ===
minutes on Saturday night. The last bus inbound arrives at School Street at about 1:25.
=== Gifts ===
In lieu of gifts, attendees
are encouraged to make a contribution to their own retirement
savings. They will appreciate it when they themselves become 60, or have children approaching
college age. Trust me.
A [http://larry.denenberg.com/samech-sameach.pdf flyer] for the event, created by [[Rina Wagman]].
=== RSVPs ===
No RSVP is necessary, but if you
are planning to attend you are encouraged to record the fact below by
[http://horapedia.com/index.php?title=Samech_Sameach&action=edit editing this page]. (If you haven't already, you must first [[Special:UserLogin|register at
HoraWiki]].) Other changes to the page will be summarily reverted. Unless they're improvements.
Edy Greenblatt will attend because she needs an occasion on which to return the compliment he paid me a few years ago, "You used to be a great dancer." We'll see if the shoe fits, gramps.
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