December 2017


Shtetl Neukölln

Thursday 14.12.2017 from 5:00 PM | Foyer

Admission: Four-day SHTETL PASS €90 / €65, day pass €45, individual tickets €15 / €10 / €5, foyer concerts & open sessions free of charge

Organizer: Tănase & Gebirtig e.V. / Neukölln Klezmer Sessions



Klezmer in Neukölln? Yes, and right here!  

Jewish life has come back to Berlin, bringing with it lots of young, international Klezmer musicians who have established themselves in the cultural scene and for the most part centre their daily lives around the neighbourhood of Neukölln.
In addition to the regular Neukölln Klezmer Sessions and the Klezmer ball Tantshoys Neukölln, in 2017 there will be the second edition of the Shtetl Neukölln festival.

This festival is not about an historical, formal understanding of traditional Yiddish dance music - the festival aims at presenting the openness and ability of this music to integrate itself into the world around it.
That’s why the programme also includes a wide range of workshops on the topics of Klezmer dance, Yiddish songs and instrumental music, alongside concerts, sessions and a Klezmer ball.
Come to one event or stay for the whole day! The Yiddish instrumental, vocal and dance workshops are open to people from all musical backgrounds, at all levels. Learn from the best Yiddish musicians in Europe at the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN in Neukölln.


Tickets for workshops and concerts are available as a four-day SHTETL PASS for €90 / €65 (students) or as a day pass for €45 during the festival at the festival box office in the foyer. 

Individual tickets for evening concerts, the Shtetl Gala and Tantshoys can be purchased at the evening box office for €15 / €10 (concession) / €5 (Berlin Pass).

Online ticket presales for the Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird concert - please click here

Online ticket presales for the Shtetl Dance Party - please click here

The foyer concerts and open sessions are free of charge.

You require either a SHTETL PASS or a day pass to attend the workshops. You can register for workshops and order a SHTETL PASS here.




17:00 - 18:30 | Registration | Foyer
19:00 - 20:30 | Open Session | Foyer
20:30 - 22:00 | Concert | You Shouldn't Know From It | Club


17:00 - 18:30 | Registration | Foyer
19:00 - 20:30 | Open Session | Foyer
20:30 - 22:00 | Concert | You Shouldn't Know From It | Club




Concert | Traditional Jewish dance music and Yiddish Songs

THURSDAY | 14.12.2017 | 20.30 | Club


YSKFI is the international Klezmer band from Berlin playing traditional Jewish dance music and Yiddish Songs.

The repertoire is inspired by Klezmer music from the first half of the 20th century and songs played at weddings and festivities in East European shtetls. A band for the whole family that will make you want to get out of your seat and dance!





The festival is organised by Tănase & Gebirtig e.V. and the team at Neukölln Klezmer Sessions in cooperation with the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN and takes place on the premises of the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN.



The facilities of the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN are accessible to wheelchair users. Please call us in advance on +49 (0)30 60 97 70-0 to ensure proper access support.