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The Chai Folk Ensemble has been widely acclaimed as North America's oldest and largest Israeli folk dance ensemble. Founded in 1964 by the late Sarah Sommer, Chai has built an international reputation for the unique blend of international dance, music and song that gives it its name... Hebrew for "alive".

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A truly all-encompassing Jewish cultural experience.
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Concert in Honour of Jewish Foundation of Manitoba
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Chai is available for private and public events. Fill our our bookings form today!
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Purchase Chai's studio album: Wanderings and more on the Chai store!
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Past Performers
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Chai's first 50 years
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