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Hebrew Classes

We’re offering five weeks of entry-level / refresher lessons in Hebrew this fall.  The class will be flexible, according to participants’ needs and interests.  We’ll meet at PJC on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. from October 14 through November 18.  Please call the office at 412-823-4338 or email us to register so that we can plan accordingly.  Here is the song Shalom, from the musical “Milk and Honey” to remind you about the power of the Hebrew language.

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Israeli Folk Dancing

Our Israeli dancing classes are on hiatus as of January 2015.

Come to Parkway Jewish Center for beginners’ Israeli dance classes on the third Tuesday of each month.   We have a terrific experienced teacher, Lynn Berman, for these classes.  There is a small charge of $5 per student per class. Our classes are accompanied by an open band, so please invite your friends who want to come and play instruments.  Click here for directions.  If you want to bring your instrument and play with the band, contact Cantor Shapiro to get the music.

pjcdanceteacher  Read more about Lynn:
Lynn Berman is a member and regular teacher with the local Pittsburgh Israeli Folk Dance group. She has degrees in Theater and Special Education and an extensive background in classical dance.

She has directed, choreographed and worked in most aspects of theater production. During the summer of 2011, Lynn attended the Summer Course for Foreign Teachers of Israeli Dance associated with the Karmiel Dance Festival, learning the most recent dances from the choreographers themselves. Lynn also attended the 2012 Israeli Folk Dance in Jewish Education Workshop in Albany, NY.

Lynn has taught dance to students ranging in age from preschoolers to adults and is currently teaching Israeli Dance at several area religious schools. In addition, Lynn was a member of Kol Isha, a Jewish women’s theater group; and she currently sings with Kol Shira,Pittsburgh’s Jewish Women’s A Capella Ensemble.

Open Band Night

On the 3rd Tuesday of every month, from 7-8 pm, Parkway Jewish Center invites all musicians to come and play live for our Israeli folk dancing.  If you play an instrument, like Israeli music, and want to sit-in with us, please contact our music director Cantor Shapiro.  Music and set lists will be posted soon on this website, but it’s BYOMS – bring your own music stand.  PJC driving directions.

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Set list for the first week:

Israeli Dance Band Repertoire

Zemer Atik

Mayim

Hineh Mah Tov

Hora Hadera

Tzadik KaTamar