12 immersive workshops in Yiddish vocal and instrumental music, dance, language, history and more, for novices through professionals. Registration is ongoing, with space available in many upcoming workshops.

Photo: Shendl Copitman

Jam Sessions

Informal music meetings for trading tunes and songs and socializing in Weimar's outdoor cafés. Each jam session is as unique as the group of musicians who come together that evening.

Photo: Shendl Copitman

Concerts & Events

A full spectrum of concerts in Weimar and other towns in Thuringia and Saxony, including world-class bands, workshop faculty and participants, and prize-winning, international projects.

Photo: Stephan Talneau


Purchase tickets online here on the respective event page. Or buy them at the Tourist Information in Weimar, Erfurt and Eisenach.

Festival Weekend

Join us for the Festival Weekend on August 12 - 13, 2023
An inspiring mix of concerts, hands-on workshops, jam sessions, talks and more, and a chance to meet with old friends and make new ones.

Photo: Shendl Copitman

YSW goes...

Branching out from its home in Weimar, YSW brings concerts and others events to towns throughout Thuringia and Saxony...

Photo: Christoph Neumann


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