I hope you'll excuse a bit of self-indulgence on my part. A few of you know that over the past 7 months or so, I've been applying to various graduate schools, and some of those schools were not in other locations (L.A., Boston). There was a distinct possibility I would have to move and give up Nirkoda! Well, last Thursday, I accepted admission at Stanford, which means that I'll be staying in the Bay Area, and I plan to continue Nirkoda! on Saturday without any changes. I'll be setting up the rest of the 2014 dates and announcing them here, on Facebook, and via email. So, yalla!
First of all, a very healthy and happy New Year to everyone! Best wishes for a year filled with joy and, of course, lots of dancing!
Quick reminder that the next Nirkoda! session is in just two weeks, on Sept. 21! It's sukkot themed. After that, the Halloween themed party is on Oct. 19.
I'm very excited to say that we've outgrown the Stanford Hillel, and will thus be moving to Congregation Etz Chayim in Palo Alto! This starts in June 2013.
Just about a week and a half until the next Mardi Gras themed party on March 2! Beads, masks, kosher gumbo, and lots of dancing! All of the details, as usual, are on the Nirkoda! @Stanford page. See you there!
We've got themes for the next three parties! Tu B'shevat (Jan. 19) -- so lots of fresh and dried fruit to nosh on. Mardi Gras (Mar. 2) -- a small homage to New Orleans with some Cajun snacks. Lag B'Omer (Apr. 27) -- I promise we won't light any bonfires in the middle of the dance floor, just snacks and decorations.
Details, as always, can be found on the Nirkoda! @Stanford page.
I'm getting very excited for the first Nirkoda! @Stanford party!!!! It's just over a week away, on Sat., Oct 6. Do you have your luau themed outfit picked out yet? I do! Anyway, please let me know if you have comments or questions, or if you just want to say that you're excited, too. As always, details are available on this website. See ya there!
Subbing for Karina
This week, I'm subbing for Karina. I'll be teaching Kol Yom (for video, click here) and then playing your favorites to dance the night away. Typical format (beginners, teaching around 8:45, fruit set, 6 partner sets) — make sure to bring your requests!
Nirkoda! is a semi-regular (about every 6 weeks) Israeli Dance party held at Stanford Hillel. Dancing starts at 8:30pm and continues until midnight. It is an open-dancing style harkada with requests, DJ'd by Aaron Alpert, with little or no teaching. It's $10 general admission, free for children and students under 25. (No one will be turned away for lack of funds; if this is financially burdensome, pay what you can.) If you have questions, email me.