Youth Projects

At YSW, we are helping create a future for Yiddish culture. What better way to do so than with projects and workshops for young people?

We've created many prize-winning international orchestras and ensembles for music students as well as young and future professionals, and every year we offer workshops for children and teenagers. Check out this year's offerings and if you see something you like, jump in!

YAM Ensemble

Exchange project with Istanbul & Thessaloniki

YAM Ensemble brings together young people from Turkey, Greece and Germany for a two-and-a-half week project in Thessaloniki and Weimar...

Photo: Nickolas Chryssos

Caravan Orchestra & Choir

Exchange project with Haifa

Caravan Orchestra & Choir is our longstanding project in cooperation with the music department at the University of Haifa and the Music University FRANZ LISZT in Weimar...

Photo: Shendl Copitman

Youth Klezmer Band

The Youth Klezmer Band in cooperation with the Musikschule „Johann Nepomuk Hummel” in Weimar and the Musikschule Erfurt has two strands, one for children up to 11 years and one for teenagers up to 19 years...

Photo: Shendl Copitman

YSW Workshops for kids and teens

All YSW workshops are open for kids and teens! For those of you under 18, we are offering special discounted rates on all our workshops, including Yiddish singing, instrumental music, Yiddish language, and dance...

Photo: Yulia Kabakova


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