Folk dance brings out the essence of culture & community with tremendous joy and spirit.

One can feel the sound of discovered water as we dance  “Mayim, Mayim” (water, water).

One can sense the wilderness of the desert, as we dance “Zemer Atik” (ancient desert song).

“Esa Einai” (Psalm) I gaze my eyes up with the spirit of the Divine, while “Shema Yisrael” creates enthusiasm of Hasidic spirit dances.

I was born on a kibbutz, and dancing and singing brought deep joy to all celebrations.

It is my pleasure to share it with our community.

Yael grew up on a kibbutz in the Galilee where sharing and celebrating life always included songs and dances.

While living in Columbus, Ohio, she had an Israeli band.  She also put together a group called “Shalom Yeladim” for children of ages 6-13.  She took this amazing group of children to many stages around the State to perform dances from biblical to modern israel.

In Ohio, Yael worked with “Artists in the Schools” to share the life & culture of Israeli kibbutz life.

She had been leading Israeli folk dancing in Ohio & California in numerous weddings,

Bar/Bat-Mitzvahs and other celebrations.

Her Monday night group in California has its unique spirit of  teaching old and new dances in a friendly - fun environment.

In California, Yael has taught groups of children at Temple Beit Israel,

adult groups at Temple Ami Shalom (West Covina), as well as Temple Sholom (Ontario), Rancho Recreation & Claremont Jocelyn Center.

With the love of life through music, dancing and friendship


Claremont Israeli  Folk Dance

Israeli Folk-Dancing
Beginners - 7:00 - 7:45
Open dancing till 10 pm

Every Monday Night, on the wooden floor of 
Claremont Masonic Lodge
272 west 8th st. Claremont, 91711

Cost  $8.00  at the door
Details- call or txt Yael: 909-921-7115

”Yael, you and the other Israeli dancers were absolutely wonderful.  Music and dance bring so much to a program and you all have been so gracious to brighten our world.  All the best to you and the others, and please convey my deepest gratitude for their participation.


Dina Lane, Program Organizer

Temple Beit Israel, Pomona.

A Tu Bishvat celebration with

Israeli Folk Dances.

The Monte Vista Unitarian Congregation of Montclair hosted our community program that included Yael’s story growing up on a kibbutz and a short performance by the dance group.
It was concluded with a big circle with all the congregation.
Reverend Ann Schrnaz wrote:
Hi, Yael,  I wish to thank YOU and all the dancers for creating such a joyful atmosphere.  It was so much fun seeing the slides, hearing your memories, and dancing together. 
Blessings and best wishes always.”
Reverend Ann Schrnaz

  From a performance at TBI - Temple Beit Israel, Pomona

  Hanukkah, Dec. 2012

  Hine Ma Tov dance video (left)           Esa Einai dance video (right)


Add Israeli Music & Easy Dances

to Your Celebrations:


Celebrating Labour Day
Monday Sep 2nd
7-10 pm

 Join our folk dance celebration 
With fruits & snacks 
Beautiful music, fun dances & joy

Claremont Masonic Lodge
272 west 8th st. Claremont, 91711

Yael:   909-921-7115