Welcome to Yiddish Summer 2014!
NEW YIDDISH CULTURE
Welcome to Yiddish Summer 2014, the intercultural Yiddish Culture festival. Our special topic this year is New Yiddish Culture. Why? Because this topic brings together some of the most fascinating and challenging cultural questions of our time: What is traditional? What is new? What parts of tradition do we keep, transform, accept, reject? What keeps an instrumental, vocal or dance tradition alive and growing?
Today, young artists creating New Yiddish Culture are responding to these questions with incredible energy and variety. read more
Unfortunately, we have to cancel the beginning Yiddish language class due to low registration.
For those interested in beginning Yiddish, please keep an eye on the website www.othermusicacademy.eu for announcements about future classes during Yiddish Summer and at other times and places. Thank you!
Intensive Workshops in vocal & instrumental music, dance, language
Concerts and more
Yiddish Summer Weimar 2014 is dedicated to the loving memory of two giants of Yiddish culture who passed away this year. The lifetime work of two great women – Chana Mlotek (z"l) and Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman (z"l) – enriched Yiddish culture throughout the world in more ways than can be described or even imagined. We are grateful for their lives and work and to have known them as friends, and they will be deeply missed.
Warm greetings from Alan Bern, Director, and the whole Yiddish Summer and other music e.V. team