Di brikn fun ashkenaz – The bridges of Ashkenaz

Yiddish Summer Weimar is famous throughout the world for its ground-breaking program of intensive workshops, concerts, jam sessions, dance balls and more.
In 2012, our special topic is "The bridges of Ashkenaz" – connections in song, instrumental music, dance and language between the Western European origins of Yiddish culture and its great flowering in Eastern Europe many centuries later. With a wide variety of workshops designed for students of every level from absolute beginners through experts, teaching teams of today's finest artists and scholars, innovative concerts unique to our festival, students from more than 20 countries and more, Yiddish Summer Weimar is a rare, joyful international learning community. Check out the videos below to get a feel for the very special experience that is Yiddish Summer Weimar.

We hope you can join us in the summer of 2012 for a worldwide unique musical, cultural and personal adventure!

Video 1: Beginning & Intermediate Workshops Yiddish Summer Weimar, short film by Vitaly Kohmann

Video 2: Advanced Workshops Yiddish Summer Weimar, by Shaun Williams