Welcome to the Festival Week July 27–August 3!

Welcome to the Yiddish Summer Weimar 2019 Festival Week! Thanks to the generous support of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, this year’s Festival Week will be unique in several respects: For the first time ever, it will feature productions created exclusively during YSW and, also for the first time, it will last for a full eight days! The two Saturdays will feature numerous special events throughout the day, while from Sunday to Friday there will be a range of introductory workshops (instrumental music, song, dance, Yiddish language) as well as lectures, roundtable discussions and the Late Night Cabaret. Admission to all these events is free. You will also have the chance to make your very own ethnographic recording on wax cylinders, hear three workshop final presentations and, every evening between July 27 and August 3 – attend a world premiere at mon ami with music, theater, cabaret, storytelling and more. We wish you a creative, illuminating, engaging and inspiring time at Yiddish Summer Weimar!