Shabbat Olam haBah – An Immersive Shabbat Experience © ID Festival
12.10.2018 Fri
7 pm

Tickets 22 € | reduced 14 € Vegetarian buffet included.

In English. Latecomers can only be allowed in after the Shabbat ceremony.


ID Festivaleröffnung: Shabbat Olam haBah – An Immersive Shabbat Experience


Shabbat is a break from society, allowing for a critical distance as well as a replenishing of the self. It functions as a weekly re-adjuster, that constantly reinvigorates human life, reminding Shabbat experiencers of their transformative, progressive role in society as a whole by actively experiencing a foretaste of utopia. We still do not live in utopia, and we can only taste it, hoping to return to society, slightly improved, slightly closer to human values and enthusiastic to transform the world. Olam haBah or the World to Come has been interpreted in many ways, from a mystical timeless transcendent space to an actual material future that is within our capability to shape and create. SHIUR is a Berlin based project dedicated to text and experience oriented events. For the festival, SHIUR presents an immersive, multi-sensory Shabbat experience oriented towards giving a textured foretaste of Olam haBah. You can find the festival ticket here: Micki Weinberg graduated with a Bachelor degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004. He pursued graduate studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he focused on biblical literature and also studied the Talmud at the Mir Yeshiva. Weinberg has written essays and articles exploring German-Jewish relations and Jewish identity in post-war Germany. Weinberg has produced avant-garde cabaret in Berlin and has written and directed the short film "I Hear the Synth in East Berlin". "Makembo!" was Weinberg's first stage play. It premiered in ID Festival Berlin in 2016. Weinberg has been leading text based study groups in Berlin and other cities since 2011. In 2018, he modified the program to become SHIUR, an international, Berlin based project dedicated to text and experience oriented events.

Framework programme

ab 20.15 Uhr Buffet


  • Konzept und Regie: Micki Weinberg
  • Lichtdesign: Doron Sadja
  • Massage: Joel Stumpf und die Massage Angels
  • Song: Hebräischer Chor Berlin
  • Künstlerische Leitung ID Festival: Ohad Ben-Ari


In cooperation with KIgA - Kreuzberg Initiative against Anti-Semitism.


Shabbat Olam haBah – An Immersive Shabbat Experience © ID Festival

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12.10. - 14.10.

ID Festival

Israeli German Festival

After successful past editions, ID Festival is taking place at Radialsystem for the fourth time, embracing a fresh start: a future-oriented "next generation" of artists is invited to explore the topic of Israel-Germany within new formats and forms. Some of this year's highlights include "Cinderella", a ballet-rendition of an opera by acclaimed 13-year-old composer Alma Deutscher, an alternative cabaret shabbat celebration complete with a buffet by Micki Weinberg, new formats from pianists Tamar Halperin, Kai Schumacher and Matan Porat - combined with light design, electronics or yoga, the debut performance of a documentary theater piece about Israeli life in Berlin, a new episode of the award winning SWR podcast "We Love Israel", as well as the exhibition "L'Chaim - To Life". Ancestry, tradition, identity, the future and cohabitation: since its formation, ID festival has been examining important topoi of the Israeli-German community through the lens of diverse artistic formats. The festival provides a forum for artists of Israeli descent living in Germany, while encouraging discussion, exchange and cooperation. Artistic director ID Festival: Ohad Ben-Ari You can book the festival ticket here: You'll find further information on the festival here: A production by ID Festival. In cooperation with Radialsystem, WABE e.V. and the English Theatre Berlin / International Performing Arts Center. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Szloma-Albam-Stiftung and KIgA - The Kreuzberg Initiative against Anti-Semitism.