Ida, her memory and her gifts will be with us forever!!

 When I first met Ida I was amazed that a person so tiny could pack such a punch.  Ida was larger than life when she collaborated with Maria on choreography and coached the Kairos Intergenerational Dance Company at rehearsals.  When she spoke, we listened and we grew as a dance company and as individuals.  When she shared the stories of her life and her positive attitude, we learned.  We learned about caring for others, we learned about growing as artists, we learned about looking at life joyfully every single day.  Ida touched the hearts and minds of everyone who met her and her life lessons are precious.  I know that for Ida her last years were enriched by her association with Kairos.   For Kairos, these past years with Ida were enriched even more.  As a former dancer with Kairos Dance Company and as a volunteer in Kairos’ Dancing Heart program and a Kairos Board member, I know intimately what Ida gave to all of us who are committed to bringing the arts and its benefits into the community.  We will miss Ida deeply but she will always be remembered. 
I am giving a donation to Kairos in memory of Ida Arbeit for all she did to help us fulfill our mission – Sharing the joy of dance and unleashing its power to nurture and heal.  I hope you will consider doing the same.  Click here to help Kairos continue its work in the community and transform the lives of individuals through movement and dance. ~ Faith  

Jesse, Ida, Carla and Moses



The mission of Kairos Dance Theatre is to transform and revitalize individuals and communities. We work with older adults in intergenerational settings to liberate the healing power of interactive dance and story. We achieve our mission by engaging the skills of professional teaching artists.

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