10 world premieres, 16 workshops, more than 100 public events, countless passionate discussions, unexpected meetings and discoveries – the echoes of Yiddish Summer Weimar 2019 are still going strong!

And we're already in the middle of planning for Yiddish Summer Weimar 2020 – our 20th anniversary!

So save the dates: July 16 - August 22, 2020
with the Festival Week from August 5-9, and join our celebration!

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Registration for Yiddish Summer Weimar workshops is open and advance ticket sales have begun!

In 2019 we recognize the 100th anniversary of the beginnings of the Weimar Republic. To celebrate the almost unimaginable outpouring of creative energy throughout Europe in that era, our special topic this year will be "The Weimar Republic of Yiddishland" - an encounter between the Weimar Republic and the politically virtual but culturally very real Republic of Yiddishland.

Thanks to a generous grant from the German Federal Cultural Foundation, we will draw on this extraordinarily creative phase in Yiddish cultural history to create an impressive array of brand-new projects with a superb roster of international artists. Details to follow very soon, here are all the relevant dates.

YSW 2019: July 12 - August 17, including the FESTIVAL WEEK from July 27 - August 3 with a world premiere every night!

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Looking forward to seeing you next summer in Weimar!

Warmest greetings from Alan, Andreas, Johannes, Sabrina, Sayumi, Sabine, Katrin F., Katrin P. and Antonia!