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A blue doll with big eyes plays guitar, behind her a doll in the shape of a hanukkah candlestick.

Hanukkah at the JMB

Sing-Along Concert & Shtetl Berlin: Musical Journey and Candle Lighting

The eight-day festival of Hanukkah begins at the JMB with cheerful sounds and, this year, a very special program for young and old. Glückel, our fluffy community mascot, and other stuffed special guests – together with the musicians Flora Hirschfeld (voice) and Zineddine Smain (percussion) – will guide the audience on a singalong round-the-world journey. Music educator Esther Kontarsky has compiled a varied collection of Hanukkah songs from different countries that are easy to sing even without previous familiarity. Celebrate and sing with us!

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

The ceremony to light the first Hanukkah candle will be accompanied by a concert featuring the international musicians of the Shtetl Berlin festival. While the grown-up guests soak in the sounds of klezmer, the young ones will amuse themselves at Hanukkah game stations.

The museum café will be serving up latkes, sufganiot, and mulled wine.

In cooperation with Shtetl Berlin

An accordion player and a singer make music on stage

Shtetl Berlin; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Jule Roehr

Where, when, what?

  • When Sun 18 Dec 2022, 4 pm, admission 3.30 pm
  • Where Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    Free of charge
    No need to reserve. Just show up.

  • Tickets If there are no tickets left for this event, it is, however, still worthwhile to ask at the box office on the evening of the event. Unclaimed tickets are given to people from the waiting list approxi­mately 15 minutes before the event starts.

    Corona rulesAll guests to live events are required to follow the current hygiene regulations of the Jewish Museum Berlin.

    LanguageThe event will be conducted in German.

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