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Yidishkayt! – Yiddish Summer Weimar 2010

Yidishkayt – the world that embraces klezmer music, Yiddish song, dance, gesture, humor, language, history and culture. Join an international community of artists, scholars and participants in Weimar this summer and explore the depths and nuances of Yiddish expressivity with your heart, mind and body (with your ears, too).

Created and directed by Dr. Alan Bern, the Yiddish Summer Weimar experience has the power to change people's lives with its unique intensity, high artistic and intellectual standards and passionately engaged teachers and students who challenge boundaries through a deeply personal encounter with Yiddish tradition and with each other.

Team-teaching, individual and ensemble coaching, master classes, concerts, outdoor jam sessions in Weimar's cafés, dance balls, Zmiros singing tables and many other special events are on the program this summer, as always. But there are many innovations, too. In honor of our 10th anniversary and the special topic "Yidishkayt," the Yiddish Summer Weimar 2010 workshops are deeper, more comprehensive and more tailored to the different backgrounds of participants than ever before.

We invite you to explore our program on this site and hope to meet or meet again this summer in a workshop, concert, jam session, or another event of Yiddish Summer Weimar 2010.

Dr. Alan Bern
Director, Yiddish Summer Weimar