Tradition & Innovation

Embodying Purim Joy: Hasidic and Shtetl Dance with Rabbi Daniel Brenner

Led by Rabbi Daniel Brenner
Tuesday, February 24, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
Join us for this special holiday event, where we'll utilize a folktale to magically transport ourselves to the shtetl of the 1880s, learn about the movements and gestures of Jews who lived in the Pale of Settlement, and do some not-too-complicated dance moves with the upper body that can be done in a chair or standing. Body parts we'll move: fingers, wrists, arms, neck, and face. This event is for all ages and abilities. 


All sessions will be recorded and available to participants. You may join the session live or watch recordings at your own convenience.

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Rabbi Daniel Brenner (RRC ‘97) is a member of B’nai Keshet in Montclair, NJ, the chief of education for Moving Traditions, the spiritual leader for the New York–based music-scene project Because Jewish, and the originator of Klezmer Aerobics.

Daniel’s first encounters with Jewish dance took place in the Crown Heights community of Brooklyn on visits to his cousins’ house on President Street. Over the past four years Daniel has studied with Yiddish dance master Steve Weintraub and integrated both hasidic and shtetl dance styles into a cardio-based workout that he calls Klezmer Aerobics. Daniel has led this exercise in New York City parks as part of Art Kibbutz, at Jewish conferences including Limmud NY, at JCCs, synagogues, retirement communities, day schools, summer camps, and private events. Klezmer Aerobics has been featured as a select cultural pick in the weekend arts section of the New York Times and been hailed by NYC Guide, Art Nerd NY, and Tablet Magazine’s Unorthodox podcast. Learn more at www.klezmeraerobics.com.


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