Teaching Israel and Judaism Through Dance

Keshet Chaim, which means the bow, or rainbow, of life, is an American-Israeli, not for profit, contemporary dance ensemble company, dedicated to teach the spirit of Israeli culture and Judaism. (http://www.kcdancers.org/)

Keshet Chaim Dancers
Keshet Chaim performing

Founded in 1983, Keshet Chaim presents original choreography which fuses contemporary Israeli dance with traditional Jewish folk dance from across the Diaspora, where Jews were dispersed.

By using multi-ethnic Jewish culture roots Keshet Chaim combats prejudice and anti-Semitism through entertainment, community outreach, children’s workshops, and professional development dance education, throughout the world.

Keshet Chaim in performance
Keshet Chaim performing

This week, at the Gindi Auditorium, at American Jewish University, hosted by Yafit Josephson, the star of the much publicized one woman play ‘New Eyes’ and the performance of the upcoming singing star Meshi Kleinstein, daughter of the famous Israel singer Rita, the dance ensemble celebrated its 30th anniversary in a Behind The Scenes [email protected] fund raising concert.

Host Actress Yafit Josephson and character Mealk Cow Fran Amkraut
Host Actress Yafit Josephson and character Mealk Cow Fran Amkraut

The dance company, made of Israelis, Americans of Israeli parents and dancers who fell in love with the Jewish-Israeli culture and the ensemble’s ethos, operates under the belief that cultural diffusion and dissemination of artistic values are key to the betterment of society.

The company’s mission is to preserve and extend the heritage of ethnic dance and music, found in the diverse communities of the Jewish Diaspora.

Guests actress Shirley Jones and husband Marty Ingels
Guests actress Shirley Jones and husband Marty Ingels

With the ongoing efforts of Genie Benson, Executive Director, Eytan Avisar, Founder and Artistic Director, Kobi Rozenfeld, Assistant Artistic Director and Choreographer, Gitit Kohavie, Assistant Choreographer, Leah Bleiweis, Administrator and Cecilia Hanono, Education Director, Keshet Chaim has been entertaining audience around the world for 30 years, inspiring appreciation of diversity, creating excitement and curiosity about Israeli and Jewish culture and most of all catching ongoing praise by all.

From L Producer David Azulai Choreographer Kobi Rozenfeld Singer Meshi Kleinstein founder Eytan Avisar the ensemble manager Genie Benson
From L Producer David Azulai Choreographer Kobi Rozenfeld Singer Meshi Kleinstein founder Eytan Avisar the ensemble manager Genie Benson

May Keshet Chaim’s members continue being another light unto the nations.

Singer Meshi Kleinstein
Singer Meshi Kleinstein

During the 2006 second Lebanon War, Nurit Greenger, referenced then as the “Accidental Reporter” felt compelled to become an activist. Being an ‘out-of-the-box thinker, Nurit is a passionately committed advocate for Jews, Israel, the United States, and the Free World in general. From Southern California, Nurit serves as a “one-woman Hasbarah army” for Israel who believes that if you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything.

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