This resource was developed by UJIA’s Informal Education department, under Shelley Marsh’s leadership, in 2008 and has been updated since. It remains as relevant today as it was then.
Educational resource for Israel 70, to be paired with Muki Jankelovitz’s photos, which you can find by clicking here.
On Friday 14 May 1948, David Ben-Gurion’s voice was broadcast across the airwaves as he stood up in Tel Aviv and declared the independence of the State of Israel.
The Israeli Dance Institute (IDI) has produced (with the support of the Children’s Aid committee and UJIA) a toolkit of materials to promote Israeli dance with Israel 70 in mind.
The short films clearly explain the moves to each piece of music so they are easy to learn. There is also material from very easy (level 1) to more complicated (level 5) which should provide access for all your chanichim/students. The material is aimed at ages 12-18 but older people can also use the material. There are 18 dances in total so far.
There is no fee for youth movements supported by UJIA – others only have to pay £18 for access after your registration is approved. You will receive MP3 files for the music, PDFs of the dance notation and a list of video links to watch the training. As sheet music becomes available you will be sent it.
You can also ask the IDI to send you a teacher to provide some initial help.
So all you have to do to benefit from this unique resource is to visit: www.idi.org.uk and click on the YOUTH tab.
Take a look at our fantastic i-srael Sounds resource! We have some great activities for you and your family to do. Listen to the songs on our Reshet Souncloud, match the songs with the activities, and go for it!
In the UK, people often choose to wear a poppy and to remember the fallen, who they may not have known personally. In Israel, personal grief for those who fallen is shared publically at Yom HaZikaron. The mood of the country is sombre. As the sun sets at Yom HaZikaron – the celebrations for Yom Ha’atzmaut begin. Take a look at our exclusive resource for reflection topics, memorials, and more.
Ahead of Yom Ha’Atzmaut, are you looking for the best Arts, Culture, Music and Images resources for Israel out there? We’ve done the work for you! Take a look at the following websites on the resource for the best out there.
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