The Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston

March 13th-14th 2021

An annual showcase of Jewish and Israeli dance from troupes around the world

Dear dancers and Festival supporters -

As you have probably guessed, the 2021 Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston will not happen in its normal format this year. We will host a virtual harkada on Saturday night March 13th, featuring a short virtual performance with dancers from all over the world.

Choreographers from years past are reviving pieces for 3 different age groups: Siba LeMesiba choreographed by Nomie Bental and Eliana Wachs-Cashman, LaUf choreographed by Ellen Berkowitz, and Hora Meshulevet choreographed by Alexis Maharam.

Dancers learned the pieces through teaching videos and Zoom rehearsals. We are so excited to show you what we have created.

Other things are cooking for Sunday March 14th - save the date and stay tuned by following us on Facebook, watching your inbox, and checking back here regularly!

We now have EVERY Festival program on-line, starting with our first festival in 1977.
Find your parents from when they danced back in the old days in the Festival Program Archive.


  • More information is available if you want to learn more about the festival or activities related to it.
  • Tickets may be purchased online, right here in the months prior to the festival.
  • Perform in the festival if you have a group and would like to join us in preparing for the most exciting dance festival of the year.
  • Volunteer to help us run the show. You'll be involved with the slick behind-the-scenes operation of the Boston Festival.
  • The Festival Idea will help you understand some of the background and history of the Festival.
  • The Festival Committee shows you some of the faces behind the festival.
  • Contact Us if you have any questions about the festival.
Mark your calendars
The 45th Festival will be Sunday, March 27, 2022
The 46th Festival will be Sunday, March 19, 2023