Join me for two Lehrhaus classes:
Beginning Israeli Folk Dance, and \ or
Exploring the Hamsa- A Hands on Workshop
At the JCC East Bay-1414 Walnut St, Berkeley, CA
Preregistration required. Go to http://www.lehrhaus.org $36/$18 JCC members for either class.
Beginning Israeli Folk Dance– Sunday, March 19 from 11 AM – 1 PM
Come learn a variety of classic, easy to follow circle and line dances. Open to all, including adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up, with their parents, at the JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St, Berkeley, CA
Exploring the Hamsa: A Hands on Workshop-Sunday, April 23, 2 PM – 5 PM
A hamsa is a stylized hand for protection against the “evil eye,” frequently worn as jewelry. Made by both Jews and Muslims, hamsas are found all over the Middle East, but are older than either religion. Come learn about the folklore of hamsas and Jewish amulets, as we make them out of paper or fabric. Learn paper cutting techniques to make appliqués with fusible web backed fabric. No artistic talent or sewing is required to make stunning hamsa designs. The finished paper-cut hamsa can be framed, to hang on the wall, and a fabric hamsa can become a wall hanging, challah cover, or part of a quilt. $5 materials fee payable the day of the class.
If there is enough interest I will teach both of these again. Leave me a comment if you are interested in future classes.