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*The workshop schedule is subject to change


Seattle Yiddish Fest workshops are an immersive experience. All classes are meant to work as one program that gives the participants a clear picture of Yiddish musical culture. That is why it's highly recommended to attend the whole event. However, it's also possible to drop in for a day or even part of a day and gain valuable insights and experience. 

Our goal with these workshops is to both give a clear overview of Eastern European Jewish musical practices as well as work on the nuance of ornamentation and style, broadening of vocal and instrumental repertoire and gesture and repertoire of Yiddish dance. 

As the number of participants is limited, the faculty will be able to have a personal relationship with the participants adjusting the program to the needs of the group. So, if in the process we discover that there is a need for an extra class on a particular topic, we will adjust the schedule to accommodate it. 

Workshop schedule is coming soon!

Workshops Feb 14 - Feb 16


We are still finalizing the workshop schedule and venues, but be ready for a detailed plan for three separate vocal, instrumental and (new this year!) dance programming. Also, we have wonderful warm venues planned. 


Workshops will take place 

Friday - 5 pm to 7:30

Saturday  - 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday 10 am to 5:30 pm

Evening events

Friday, Feb 14, 8 pm 

Shabbes potluck dinner and singing circle 

Venue TBA 

An evening of singing Shabbes songs in Yiddish and with Yiddish flavor. A celebration for all to eat, sing and learn. Including an introductory talk about the history of Yiddish musical culture, its fall and revitalization.

Saturday, Feb 15


Event TBA


We have something wonderful planned, but waiting for confirmation! 

Sunday, Feb 16, 7:30 pm

Final concert and Yiddish Dance Party

Venue TBA

The final celebration of Seattle Yiddish Fest with the performance of the faculty band with Lorin Sklamberg, Sasha Lurje, Craig Judelman, Ilya Shneyveys and Sarah Myerson, playing a concert of Yiddish song and instrumental music followed by a Yiddish dance with instruction and dance leading. 

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