Jewish Music and Theatre Week 2024

When: Annually in October - November.
Photo: Stephen Case [Pixabay]
Photo: Stephen Case [Pixabay]

It’s since 1995, that the Yiddish Music and Theater Week (Judische Musik und Theaterwoche Dresden) takes place in the German city of Dresden.

The festival is dedicated to the language and culture of the the Jews of eastern Europe and is therefore unique in Germany.  However, more and more the Jewish culture of today becomes an important part of the festivals, too.

It all started in 1995 when enthusiasts from Rocktheater Dresden – a non professional theatre group with a special interest in music theater (not musical!)- started to rehears Itzik Mangers ”Di Megille” in yiddish.

The play was a great success and since they had got to know many people with an interest in Yiddish, Rocktheater founder Detlef Hutschenreuter initiated the first Yiddish Week in 1997 to bring all those people together.

Highlights of the first year were the performances of Golda Tencer, famous actress of the Warsaw Jewish Theatre. Planned originally only for one year since 1998 the Yiddish week took place every year. In the festival there are all together more than 60 performances, films, concerts, lectures and guided tours etc.

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Dresden and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
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Wittenberger Str. 75, 01309 Dresden, Tel. 0351 / 254 3797

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As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

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Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark.
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