Posts By: Leanne Schy

Dancing on Zoom

Hi dancers, A good new year. I scheduled a zoom dance for Wednesday 9/23 at 7 to 9. I intend to do dances to songs that are holiday-ish, they may be biblical or religious, or about appreciating nature, or about getting through hard times. Here is a list dances good for Rosh haShana We will… Read more »

Honey Cake: stories and recipes

The best Honey Cake in my parent’s family was from my father’s side of the family; his Aunt Ann’s Honey cake. Below is the recipe from my mother’s recipe file. Of course, if you look carefully, you’ll see her comments for improving it to her taste. Caution: if you choose to follow it; it took… Read more »

Looking at Civil Rights and Social Justice

We hope everyone has a chance to attend the Social Action and Adult Education series by Benjamin Mertz, on Civil Rights and Social Justice. It takes place Thursdays, July 16, 23 and 30 at 7:00 p.m. The first session was very eye-opening, and I would like to share this article from The Atlantic. Innocence Is… Read more »

Intentional neglect and national outrage

Without doubt, the United States of America has much to be proud of. The great experiment in a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people,” which the founders of this country began almost two hundred and fifty years ago, has brought the blessings of opportunity, freedom and happiness to a vast… Read more »

Social Action Committee Yearly Review

The SAC has a very active membership committed to Tikun Olam ( repairing our world) The members include: Judy Gunnar,Lenore Holloway , Judi Hyman, Rita Kagan, karen Herskovic  ,Tish Levee, Cheryle Stern Miller, Susan Miller, lyla Nathan ( co chair), Ellen Mundell, Bobbie Rosenthal ( co chair), Carol Swanson, Michelle Zygielbaum .  I thank them… Read more »

Looking at Civil Rights and Social Justice

We hope everyone has a chance to attend the Social Action and Adult Education series by Benjamin Mertz, on Civil Rights and Social Justice. It takes place Thursdays, July 16, 23 and 30 at 7:00 p.m. The first session was very eye-opening, and I would like to share this article from The Atlantic. Innocence Is… Read more »

Dancing on Zoom?

It’s a sad fact that folk dancing does not lend itself to social distancing in any way. Even without holding hands, the increased respiration and movement through a shared space, and for a long duration of time, has much more potential for virus transmission than quiet sitting activities, or briefly passing people on a walk…. Read more »

Post-Thanksgiving note

Dancers, I hope your Thanksgiving was a good one. Thanks to all who registered, we are out of the woods. I believe you can still register but have to telephone at this point, rather than do it online. https://srcity.org/559/Active-Adults Our coming dates are Dec. 4 and 18 Jan 8 and 22 Feb. 5 and 19… Read more »

Kurdish Israeli folk dance

For our October 16 class we will learn Debka Kurdit. Kurdish Jewish Israelis have a special festival called Saharane held during Sukkot in Jerusalem. 13,000 people have attended in past years; the Kurdish community in Israel numbers approximately 200,000. Most came to Israel in the general expulsion of Jews from Islamic and Arab countries after… Read more »

Helpful videos

Israeli dance is held in the Person Senior Center 2 Wednesdays a month, 6:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. in room 3. Person Senior Wing 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Rec and parks page We will expand the beginning lesson to 45 minutes, and we’ll keep repeating a set of basic dances that demonstrate various… Read more »