Ramah Rikkudiah Celebrates Silver Anniversary!

Founders and Camp directors Geri and Herb Bieber, Reuven and Natalie Stern, at the 25th Anniversary Rikkudiah Celebration at Ramah 2007 (Photo courtesy of Rene Smith) Geri and Herb Bieber and Natalie and Reuven Stern have nurtured and developed their labor of love, Ramah Rikkudiah. Nestled in the wooded landscape of California’s Ojai valley, Camp... Continue Reading →

Cindy Paley

Daughter Of The Arts chats with song leader, musical educator and performer Cindy Paley.  Cindy combines education and entertainment through her music, while teaching Jewish values, holidays and traditions to adults and children DOTA:  Where are you from originally? CP: I am a native of Los Angeles as well as a Valley Girl (San Fernando Valley).... Continue Reading →


Recording artist, composer/singer, teacher and cantor, Shirona, is exploring the many facets of her bi-cultural, and multi-dimensional art.Daughter Of The Arts chats with Shirona about many of her Israeli and Jewish pursuits in this exclusive feature interview. DOTA: Explain how your bi-cultural heritage had an effect on you? S:  Speaking both languages at an early age... Continue Reading →

Nili Glazer – Designing for Dancers

Versatile Nili Glazer designs and creates theater and show costumes for the Los Angeles Israeli Dance Ensemble Keshet Chaim, including several show groups in Copenhagen and in Israel, and the SIBA – Salzburg International Ballet Academy workshop. Her passion for her work and her ingenuity and natural talent, have led her to discover a world... Continue Reading →

Melanie and Harry Dankowicz

"Chanukiah" hand cut paper THE MAGNIFICENT ARTISTRY OF  MELANIE & HARRY DANKOWICZ Daughter Of The Arts brings you a special Chanukah treat. Melanie and Harry Dankowicz create elegant paper-cut sculptured dreidels and mezuzot, ketubot, invitations and paper-cut wall pieces for Chanukah, and other special occasions as well as commissioned pieces. They have also fused their... Continue Reading →

Israel Yakovee

  In order to discover his sources of inspiration as well as his viewpoints on various musical and folk dance matters, Daughter Of The Arts spoke to Mr. Yakovee about the journey and process of his dance choreography as well as personal reflections and experiences in the music community. DOTA: Why did you first start choreographing... Continue Reading →

Elisete – Israel, Brazilian Style

Singer, composer Elisete writes lyrics for her songs from her awareness of the people and culture that surround her. She says that her song ‘Tipat Osher’ (a little joy) talks about her wish for a little happiness in Israel, the place she loves so much and about her hope for a better Middle East. She... Continue Reading →

Israeli Dance Institute Inc.

 ISRAELI DANCE INSTITUTE, INC. Resource and Information Center During the last decade, the appeal of Israeli dance has grown and expanded in Israel , the United States and throughout the world. The spirit of warmth and exuberance generated through Israeli folk dance draws enthusiasts from all backgrounds and has made Israeli folk dance an integral... Continue Reading →

Keshet Chaim

Keshet Chaim, “Rainbow of Life,” is a non-profit American-Israeli dance ensemble. The repertoire of Keshet Chaim is inspired by Jewish life from many lands. It spans a wide period of history, from the time of Solomon and Sheba to the present. One of Keshet Chaim’s missions is for global exposure of the spirit of Jewish... Continue Reading →

Eytan Avisar

  For more than twenty years, Eytan Avisar has been the creative dynamo behind Keshet Chaim "Rainbow of Live.” Through its programs, the ensemble of dancers has entertained, educated and brought down barriers of intolerance, ignorance and prejudice through the beauty and culture of Jewish and Israeli dance. DOTA: When and why did you decide to... Continue Reading →

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