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Light the World: Dancing in Community for Hanukkah

December 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

hand holding string lights on a beach

Thursday, December 7, 2023

12 – 1:30 p.m. EST

Every person must know and understand
That a candle burns deep within them,
And their candle is unlike their friend’s
And no person without a candle exists.
And every person must know and understand
That they must strive to uncover
The light of the candle publicly
And light it into a great torch
And light the whole world

–Rav Abraham Isaac Kook

In this FREE session, we’ll welcome Hanukkah through the Nia movement practice. We’ll bring the light of community into the world to music by Matisyahu, Erran Baron Cohen, Divahn, Noa, and Balkan Beat Box, followed by prompts for reflection and writing.

Nia is based on the philosophy that everyone can enhance their potential for a healthy, meaningful life by engaging their senses and listening compassionately to their bodies. It is adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Its core principle is finding your body’s joy of movement, whether that’s swaying gently in a chair or stomping up a sweat.

What you’ll need

  • Clear a space so you have room to move. However, Nia can also be done seated.
  • Nia is low-impact and designed to be done barefoot. But it’s fine to wear tennis or jazz-dance shoes if that’s best for you.
  • Have writing materials at hand. You may want art materials, as well.

All sessions will be recorded and sent to participants. We encourage live attendance for you to get the most out of the experience.


Janice SteinbergJanice Steinberg (she/her) holds a Black Belt in the Nia dance-fitness practice and has been teaching for 15 years. Last spring, she offered an Omer Nia program through Ritualwell. She is the author of the novel The Tin Horse (Random House) and a five-book mystery series published by Berkley.





December 7, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
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Janice Steinberg



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