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“So how was Israel?”

July 12, 2012

The most frequently asked question!

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Finished with Hebrew

June 18, 2012

.סוף סוף השיעורי עברית שלי מפסקו
.עשיתי מצוין במבחן, קיבלתי 94 בקורס
!יותר גבוה ממה קיבלתי באולפן בספטמבר

אני רוצה ללמוד עוד עברית כשאני חוזר הביתה אבל אני לא יכול
.כי הקורסים המודרניים במייסון גרוס והשיעורי העברית באותו זמן

.חבל

.אולי אני יכולֹ לדבר עם החברים הישראליים שלי בסקייפ או בפייסבוק או משהו כזה
.אבל לגור במקום שכל אחד מדבר השפה ממש חשוב כש אתה רוצה ללמוד את זה

?מי יודע
…אולי אני תחזור לישראל לעבוד או לרקוד או רק לבקר

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הינה כמה תמונות על הכיתה שלי:

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אני ויונת

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הכיתה שלנו

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(Continue to see the translation.)

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A Letter to Myself, In the Spirit of Packing Lists

June 15, 2012

Dear August 2011 Carlo,

With approximately two weeks left in Israel, I am preparing to leave in the way I know best:  making lists. As I decide what to pack and what to do away with, I find myself revisiting a familiar place in my mind and it’s where you are now, packing and freaking out about leaving for Israel. Now almost ten months wiser about living in this place, I’ve decided to compile a few packing lists for you, my August 2011 self:

  • things you’ll be glad you brought
  • things you had no idea you needed
  • things you need to buy right away
  • things you totally don’t need

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Israeli College Student Day 2012

June 4, 2012

Something I’ve really come to appreciate about the Jewish cultural Middle East is their celebration of a generous amount of holidays. Many of the ones that stop the city of Jerusalem in its tracks are described in sacred texts. Others, like Yom HaStudent (יום הסטודנט), or Israeli College Student Day, are simply widely observed mental health days.

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Yasmeen Godder’s Storm End Come

April 29, 2012

As you may know, I am enrolled in a unique-to-Dance Jerusalem lecture course called Dance in Israel. As you may or may not know, I adore it. Though all lessons are filled with great information, video, photo, and opportunity for discussion, the most effective (and my favorite) progression of these dance history (or current events?) lessons ends with a trip to see a live performance. Just last night Dance Jerusalem hit the Suzanne Dellal Center once more for another amazing demonstration of Israeli dance. This time, we visited Tel Aviv to see Yasmeen Godder’s Storm End Come.

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Photo courtesy of Gadi Dagon

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Hebrew Update: YouTube Videos

April 20, 2012

In Hebrew class, we sometimes use YouTube as a audio-visual aid. I’ve included here two of my favorites. If you can’t understand Hebrew, listen to the rhythm and sounds of the language. It’s really quite beautiful, in my opinion.

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Visiting Voices

April 19, 2012

Choreography has been on my mind like crazy lately. Details in another post to come soon. I’m quite looking forward to presenting my work in two shows next month, including Visiting Voices, the collaborative show among the Rothberg International School arts programs, Art JerusalemJerusalem Sounds, and Dance Jerusalem, produced by Kyle Georgina Marsh.

Click here to visit the Facebook event page.

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Here it is, the official marketing image for Visiting Voices.
It was designed by Art Jerusalem student and typography enthusiast, David Klein.

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