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Courses by instructor: Claire Sherman

Claire Sherman

Claire ShermanIn addition to her work as an artist of Jewish ritual objects and quilts; Claire Sherman is a teacher, lay cantor, and one of the founders of congregation Netivot Shalom. As a college student at the Rhode Island School of Design, Claire taught Israeli dance at the Brown-RISD Hillel and co-directed its performing group. She is currently one of the dance teachers at Café Simcha in Kensington. Claire was one of the first to bring the Tu B’shvat Seder to the Bay Area in 1982, after attending one in Jerusalem. Rabbi Leah Novick has called Claire the “Tu B’shvat Rebbe,” because of Claire’s love for this holiday. Visit her website at http://www.claireshermanart.com.

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Beginning Israeli Folk Dance

A200-BJ Instructors: Sherman Starting: 03/19/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

We will learn a variety of classic, easy to follow Israeli folk dances, including both circle and line dances. Some of the folklore and meaning of the titles and the words of the music will ...

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Exploring the Hamsa: A Hands on Workshop

A150-BJ Instructors: Sherman Starting: 04/23/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

A hamsa is a stylized hand for protection against the "evil eye," frequently worn as jewelry. Made by both Jews and Muslims, it is found all over the Middle East, but is older than either ...