Announcing Yiddish Summer Weimar 2018!

Jul 22 – Aug 18

Join us in the summer of 2018 in Weimar for a unique program of workshops, concerts, jam sessions, dance events, films, lectures, special projects and much more, exploring Yiddish culture and its many intercultural connections.

People from all over the world have discovered the special experience that is Yiddish Summer Weimar, and everyone is welcome! We offer a wide range of activities for people of all ages and levels of experience, and how you put it all together is up to you. You can visit us for a single concert or stay the whole four weeks, and everything in between.

In 2018, our special topic is The Other Israel: New Spaces. We've invited very special artists, scholars and public figures whose work creates new possibilities to share their worlds with us. Keep an eye on this website for the full workshop program to come out in January or sign up for our newsletter.

Meanwhile, here are some dates to keep in mind. We hope to see you next summer in Yiddish Summer Weimar!

Festival Week: Aug 8–12

Instrumental Music: Jul 23–29 (with Deborah Strauss, Nora Thiel, Alan Bern, Yair Dalal, Christian Dawid, Yagel Haroush)

Children’s Song: either Jul 23–29 or Jul 30–Aug 5 (with Diana Matut)

Ruth Rubin Song Repertoire Class for singers, instrumentalists and arrangers: Jul 25–29 (with Susan Ghergus and Efim Chorny)

Song Workshop for singers, instrumentalists and arrangers/composers: Jul 30 – Aug 5
 (with Naomi Cohn-Zentner, Sveta Kundish, Esti Kenan-Ofri, Sasha Lurje, Alan Bern, Yair Dalal)

Introduction to Klezmer & Yiddish Song: Jul 30 – Aug 3 (with Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer)

The Art of Badkhones: Aug 6–8 (with Mendy Cahan)

Middle Eastern Music Ensemble: Aug 8–12 (with Yair Dalal)

Youth Klezmer Band: Aug 8–12 (with Georg Brinkmann)

Yiddish Choir: Aug 10–12 (with Polina Shepherd)

Workshop Dance Music: Aug 13–18 (with, amongst others, Alan Bern, Ilya Shneyveys)

Dance Workshop: Aug 14–18

Yiddish Language Classes
  Beginners: Jul 22-28 (with Janina Wurbs)

  Advanced Beginners: Jul 29 – Aug 4 (with Mendy Cahan)
  Intermediate: Aug 5–11 (with Yuri Vedenyapin)
  Advanced: Aug 12–18 (with Avraham Lichtenbaum)

Hassidic Music Workshop (in preparation, most probably to take place in the Festival Week)