A cultural festival in the middle of Spandauer Vorstadt
Berlin is unthinkable without Jewish life: This is once again demonstrated by this year's Jewish Culture Days Berlin.
At a variety of events, those interested, curious or willing to celebrate have the opportunity to get to know and enjoy Jewish life. And at the same time to hear good concerts and celebrate parties in the middle of Berlin.
A wealth of events
Jazz, soul, pop, rock, world music, synagogal music, classical music, comics, literature, lectures, public services and a big festival show how many different facets Jewish life has in Berlin today.
A highlight will be the opening concert by Idan Amedi on Sept. 10 at the Ryke Street Synagogue. Amedi is one of Israel's most prominent and important contemporary composers and singers. The concert by Avishai Cohen with his band The Hebrew Book on Sept. 15 will also be a real highlight. The jazz musician, bass player, composer and singer has been a star in Israel since his 2008 album "Sensitive Hours."
Finally, the Kosher Street Food Festival invites you to taste, discover and enjoy. Both traditional and modern Jewish dishes and snacks are available on Oranienburger Straße. Walking acts, variety shows, live jazz, a puppet show and other highlights for children and families as well as a raffle accompany the festival.
"My vision of the Culture Days is to present the incredible diversity of Jewish culture to Berliners, to introduce them to the familiar but also the surprising, and to invite them to get to know Jewish culture and Jewish life," says Avi Toubiana. The artist and event manager was recently appointed artistic director of the Jewish Culture Days Berlin.
More than 5,000 visitors in 2021
With the festival, the Jewish Community of Berlin is continuing a long tradition: This year's Culture Days will be the 35th festival of its kind. Last year, more than 5,000 visitors could experience 33 events, which took place under strict Covid hygiene regulations.
Program and tickets
The Jewish Culture Days Berlin will take place from Sept. 10 to Sept. 18, 2022. The venues are the Rykestraße Synagogue, the Renaissance Theater, the Fasanenstraße Jewish Community Center and many other places – some of them right next to the Hackesche Höfe. The program is available on the Internet here.
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