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Full Schedule

Seattle Yiddish fest is happy to present the full schedule with workshops in Yiddish Song, Klezmer Music, Visual Art, Yiddish Language, CUlture and History, a lecture series and a variety of evening events.



March 9 & 10

Seattle Yiddish Fest workshops are an immersive experience. Classes are meant to work cohesively to give participants a clear picture of Yiddish culture and strengthen our community, so we recommend to attend the whole event. Of course if that's not possible, you can join for one day, or even one session and we're sure you'll still get a lot out of it!

Our goal with the music workshops is to both give an overview of Eastern European Jewish practices while also highlighting nuances like style and ornamentation, and particularly to try and embody Ashkenazi gesture and sensibility in all the fields we explore. 


In our effort to expand the festival offerings and provide more programming for folks who don't sing or play or dance in public, we're very excited to offer a whole weekend of classes in Yiddish culture and visual art as well as a few chance to speak Yiddish, whether you're an expert or beginner or don't even know one word!

Lecture Series

March 10

Geared towards the general public and specialists alike, this special program of talks by artists, historians and Yiddish culture specialists explores diverse aspects of Ashkenazi culture from Polish Synagogue Art to Philadephia's Legendary Queen of Klezmer Drumming. 

Spend the day immersed in the lectures or hop between lectures and workshops and finish including day seeing all our faculty perform just down the road at the Royal Room!


Evening events

March 6 through 10

Find out about the most exciting and varied Seattle Yiddish Fest evening programming to date. Concerts, Art exhibition, talks featuring some of the world's most prominent Yiddish musicians, artists and writers, both visiting and local!
  • March 6 An evening with Michael Wex
  • March 7 Vilde Verter - Wild Words: Art exhibition opening
  • March 8 Yiddish Shabes Potluck
  • March 9 Seattle Klezmer Showcase
  • March 10 "Rapsody in Shmaltz": Closing concert featuring our incredible faculty
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