Israel Goldstein and Eliyahu Schleifer
Cantorial music with the Geiger College, Potsdam

Jul 18 Tue 8 p.m. @Alte Synagoge  YSW goes Erfurt
Admission: 19.50 € / 10.50 €


Jul 19 Wed 8 p.m. @Musikschule
Admission: 19.50 € / 10.50 €



Israel Goldstein is one of the most famous cantors in the world. He served as director of the Hebrew Union College in New York for 25 years, and is a regular guest at the Geiger College in Potsdam, where, during his month-long visits, he leads the cantoral students in group sessions, individual lessons and master classes. We are happy and honored to welcome him, together with the legendary Israeli cantor Dr. Eliyahu Schleifer and the young cantors of the College (many of whom are about to graduate), to Weimar. They will present a fascinating evening of virtuoso singing, focusing on the repertoire of the Eastern European synagogue – a tradition which has strongly influenced both Yiddish song and Klezmer music.

Line-up:
Cantor Israel Goldstein (USA) – voice
Cantor Dr. Eliyahu Schleifer (IL) – voice
Sveta Kundish (UKR/IL/D) – voice
Yuval Hed (IL) – voice
Naaman Wagner (IL) – piano