Israeli Folk Dancing in Boston

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:  

Temple Emeth
194 Grove Street, Chestnut Hill, MA  02467 - use the entrance by the playground
7-9:30 pm
information: Sunday Night Dancing Homepage
Pamela Kessler -
24 June:   This will be the last Sunday for awhile, as we'll be moving to Thursday nights for the summer, beginning July 5.  We'll switch back to Sundays at the end of August - exact date tba.
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) . . . 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)]

Congregation Kehillath Israel
384 Harvard Avenue, Brookline, MA  02446
8 pm-1 am
Raphael Gottesman & Ronnie Efrat -
[Directions (MapQuest)]

Temple Emunah
9 Piper Road, Lexington, MA  02421
8-9:45 pm
Angela Schatz -
[Directions (MapQuest)]

(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]

Watertown, MA

Temple Emeth
194 Grove Street, Chestnut Hill, MA  02467 - use the entrance by the playground
7-9:30 pm
July 5 - August ??:   Sunday dancing has moved 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:  

Temple Israel
125 Pond Street, Sharon, MA  02067
8-9:30 pm
information:   Temple Israel; (781) 784-3986
Eric Pomerantz -
instructors:  Eric Pomerantz, Michal Fandel, Jackie Chados
Note:   Scheduling can sometimes be irregular.  E-mail Eric 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:  

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
information:   Anne Schwartz
Note:   Beginners welcome!
Directions (MapQuest)

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.