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Hanukkah for the Whole Family

Karaoke with Glückel and a concert by Shtetl Berlin—with special guest Josh Dolgin aka Socalled!

Two people holding instruments are surrounded by three plush creatures in the form of a menorah, a dreidel and an animal.

The lighting of the menorah candles and the Hanukkah concert in the Glass Courtyard have become a lovely tradition for families over recent years. While the distressing situation in Israel and the Middle East continues to weigh heavily on us here at the JMB, we nevertheless want to come together, especially now, to celebrate Hanukkah and shine a light into the darkness.

To celebrate the eight days of Hanukkah, the kosher museum monster Glückel in the Bowl and her fuzzy friends invite the whole family to take part in Hanukkah karaoke.

Past event

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green


Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

This year's musical journey around the world will be accompanied by musicians Yael Gat on vocals and trumpet and Doron Furman on the oud. It’s easy to sing along to the Hanukkah songs from different countries, even if you’re not familiar with them: In typical karaoke style, the lyrics will appear on a monitor.

We will then light the Hanukkah candles and enjoy a celebratory concert by the international musicians from the Shtetl Berlin festival. This year’s special guest is Canadian musician Josh Dolgin aka Socalled!


3.30 pm Arrival
4 pm Hanukkah karaoke with Glückel
5 pm Lighting of the candles and concert by Shtetl Berlin

The museum cafe will be offering latkes, sufganiyot and mulled wine.

In cooperation with Shtetl Berlin

Where, when, what?

  • When Sun, 10 Dec 2023, 4– 6:30 pm, entrance 3.30 pm
  • Where Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    6 €, reduced rate 3 €, free of charge for children under 6

  • Please note Please allow approx. 30 minutes for the security check and checkroom.

    Offer for FRIENDS of the JMBMembers of the FRIENDS of the JMB are invited to a cozy get-together with coffee, tea and sufganiot in the Museum Café Lina from 2:30 pm. Please sign up under: T +49 (0)30 25 993 436 or

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