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Posted on Feb 1, 2015

Dahnya’s Bat Mitzvah- I Hope You Dance- Nomadic Family World Travel Returns Home- Kiryat Shemona, Israel

Dahnya’s Bat Mitzvah- I Hope You Dance- Nomadic Family World Travel Returns Home- Kiryat Shemona, Israel

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What an honor to celebrate to Dahnya’s Bat Mitzvah like royalty, exactly what she wished for, in an elegant ball room and all.

Finally, I can catch my breath and share what a joy celebrating for Dahnya was. It was everything she hoped and all that our princess deserved. We were surrounded by those who love us most, dear old friends from our previous life eons before we left Israel, precious and dear family whom embrace us in ever-love and laughter, and the chance to do right by Dahnya and make this day that she’d been planning for years (literally!) exactly as she wished it. The videos were gifts to Dahnya- one from us to uur precious reminding her the lyrics of the song we dedicated to her when she was born, but delivered with the love of family and friends across the globe. The other video is from film director and closest friend Angela (The Nomadic Family Project) as a testament of how brave and powerful and what a hero Dahnya really is. Dahnya has had one rocky return to a hostile social reality and said to me one day how she remembers her bravery in GoKarna (unreal story!) and wants to see herself as her own hero in “I went from zero to my own hero,” and from that Angela and I made the videos.

 

I Hope You Dance Video- A Gift from Mom & Dad to Their Daughter

Listen to the lyrics. It brings us great joy to bring this back to her, in a symphony of love. Included are the babysitter who raised them, dearest old family and friends, fellow travelers and hostel staff where we lived and fell in love, a true collection of love to our breathing-taking Dahndoosh. We are so honored to watch her grow and reach this joyous moment. We are moved beyond words.

Roar- Of Resilience, Bravery, & Utter CoolnessFrom a Witness & Auntie to Our Hero

Angela’s words:

She’s accomplished and seen more in 12 years than most people have in a lifetime! This is a celebration video for Dahnya’s 12th birthday, set to one of her favorite songs.

 Dahnya’s Unreal Dance Party Bat Mitzvah Celebration in India

Photos from the Event Itself- by Segev at MagnetLove

All of these were magnets that the guests got to take home (and that are now covering our fridge). If you ever do an event in Israel, this photographer and the gifts our guests got were worth the weight in gold.

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Dahnya’s friends (happy dance!) Ora, D, Peleg, Avigail, Shir, and Gil

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OMG I love my sister Sigal and her four kids, from left to right Lylaac, Shirit, Adrianna, and Eitan

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Dahnya and her dear old friend Avigail (my best friend Ditza’s eldest)

 

DAHNYA BAT MITZVAH I HOPE YOU DANCE ISRAEL

What can I say? LOVE

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Guest of Honor, Grandfather Nechemia from Houston, Kobi’s amazing mom Mazal and the Kobster

Dahnya and best friend Shaked. They've been soul mates since age 4 and Shaked mapped our journey, staying faithful and loving all those years we were gone. In life, you need just one friend like that. We are so blessed.

Dahnya and best friend Shaked. They’ve been soul mates since age 4 and Shaked mapped our journey, staying faithful and loving all those years we were gone. In life, you need just one friend like that. We are so blessed.

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Nehama, the one babysitter they had for years and years who raised them as if they were her own.

 

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Kobi’s bundle-of-unconditional-love mom Mazal and our handsome, amazing nephew Eidan

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Kobi’s brother’s wife Tzippi with two of their boys, Roi and Eran

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Kobi’s loving parents and nephew Tomer

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Niece Einati, Aunt Eti, Kobi’s Mom Mazal, and Aunt Mira- all divas!

 

 

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Orazi, Omri, and Nechemia

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And to have cousins again, to have them close and with you to celebrate joyous times! Oh, life. is. good.

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The parents from the old school, those who love us most, who inspire us, who hug us. My posse

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The Klaf Klan. Adoring them is not even saying a fraction of it

 

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Kobi’s brother Miki caught one ridiculously amazing selfie!

Here is the all-awesome Facebook album from אני מת למגנט

DAHNYA BAT MITZVAH I HOPE YOU DANCE ISRAEL

 

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10 Comments

  1. Many thanks to Angela Tabora for the A M A Z I N G Roar video!!!! I still cannot stop watching it… so inspiring!!!

    • Thanks Kobi, it was so much fun to make this video! Dahnya is so special, and I was honored to be able to show people that, and share a glimpse into her journey. I love the pictures! You nomads clean up nicely. I’m sad I couldn’t have been at the party, but I was definitely there in spirit!

  2. Dahnya,
    You are one of the most amazing people I have met. I have traveled the world many times over and met many. You are a rare gem. Sensitive, kind, wise and generous. You truly care. My blessing to you: life is a ride. Many ups and many downs. But ALL of it is for something and sometimes the lessons are not obvious at first. They are like a good wine- take time to ferment. Try to just be present with it all – and know that no one is capable of taking away your light- even when things feel dark.
    I hope we get to spend more time basking in your light. Till then, we love you.
    Lauren, Itay and the three girls: Naia, Amit and Avigail

    • lauren, i can’t wait to show dahnya your words. you are right, of course. dahnya is so full of light and beauty and you saw it always. what a precious blessing to her heart and soul. thank you dear. we love you guys! gabi, kobi, dahnya, orazi, and solai

  3. Happy Bat Mitzvah Dahnya! Amazing video Gabi and Kobi! Miss you guys!

    • love you david. thank you for being a part of our magical journey in raising these amazing kids. we love you. i will show her your comment! love, us

  4. Such touching video, so much love! Happy Bat Mitzvah gorgeous Dahnya! I wish you love, joy and happiness.
    Jennifer, the nerdy one from Hard Rock Hotel Penang

    • hello gorgeous, nerdy one from hard rock hotel penang! we love you and your whirling hair and your notes and your dance in the movie. you are also one amazing photographer and a darling friend! thank you dear. i’ll be sure she reads your blessing when i’m back. hugs, gabi

  5. Happy Bat Mitzvah Dahnya!

    We wish you many blessings! We love that we’ve gotten to know you over the last two years and have had the pleasure of seeing a bit of your growth and transformation into a young woman. You are wonderful!

    Love you!

    Sharo, Jeff and Nancy

    • we love you guys so much. can’t wait to show dahnya. so you finally got to see the video? you guys are adorable. love you so much. mwah to you all. gabi. kobi, dahnya, orazi and solai

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