Dear Friends of Yiddish Summer!

We want to share with you the program planned for Yiddish Summer Weimar 2020, although at this moment we simply don’t know what will be possible by mid-July. For that reason, the program, including all public events as well as workshops, is subject to change, postponement or even cancellation depending on how the Covid-19 pandemic develops. We are working hard on flexible and creative responses to a very difficult challenge, possibly including various online options. In view of this reality, we are not yet accepting registrations. But we hope you’ll note the dates in your calendar and check our website for regular updates to stay informed. We also recommend signing up for our newsletter.

New Jewish Music
August 4 – 9 @Musikschule


10 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 3 – 6 p.m.

With Cesar Lerner & Marcelo Moguilevsky



For more than 30 years, the Argentinian duo of Cesar Lerner and Marcelo Moguilevsky have continuously surprised and amazed both audiences and colleagues with their unmatched musicality and intensely creative explorations of Jewish music. They return to Yiddish Summer Weimar this year for the first time since 2014 to lead a very special workshop in New Jewish Music, and we are honored to welcome them back! Be prepared to have your understanding of melody, rhythm, harmony, form, musical communication and improvisation challenged and taken to new places.

This workshop is suitable for open-minded advanced-intermediate through professional instrumentalists and vocalists of Yiddish music and/or jazz, who appreciate the excitement of creative music-making above all else.

Workshop fee: 405 € Standard / 315 € Reduced / 555 € Sponsor / 165 € under 18
For information about the Standard, Reduced and Supporter fees >> read about

The evening program that caps each workshop day has much to do with the unique atmosphere of Yiddish Summer Weimar. On some evenings we meet for jam sessions in Weimar's cafés or in the Other Music Academy (OMA), a great opportunity to put into practice what you've been learning during the day and connect with the other participants. On other evenings, we present concerts connected to the workshop topic performed by internationally recognized artists. During the Festival Week (August 5 – 9), directly following each evening's featured event in the mon ami cultural center, we meet again in the OMA for the Late Night Cabaret, an informal and fun atmosphere for short performances by anyone ready to jump on stage. In Yiddish Summer Weimar, learning, playing and connecting with each other go hand-in-hand.