New Yiddish Culture Program
Summer Course in Weimar, Germany
About the Program
This experience will integrate the high academic standards of IU Jewish Studies with the innovative approach that has made Yiddish Summer Weimar famous worldwide. The program combines a newly created, 1-week academic program in Yiddish culture and sociology with the hands-on, immersion style learning approach of Yiddish Summer Weimar. Students will sing, dance and participate in Yiddish culture.
Week 1: IU students will be with a select group of academically-qualified international students, focused on the history and sociology of Yiddish language and culture in a classroom setting.
Week 2: IU students flow into the Yiddish Summer Weimar program, working with leading international artists and scholars on contemporary and traditional Yiddish song in hands-on, participatory classes.
Week 3: The topic switches to Yiddish dance and at the same time there is a concert series of New Yiddish Music featuring musicians like Frank London and Lorin Sklamberg (Klezmatics), Dan Kahn (The Painted Bird), and many more.
Visit the Yiddish Summer Weimar website for more information. Click here to view videos from last summer's program.