The Many Faces of Helsinki's Yiddish Cabaret

Presentation event at Alexander Theatre's Salakapakka
Mon 7 November 2022, 5:30 pm
Entrance through the main door. Doors open at 5:15 pm.

Simo Muir
Adjunct Professor, Jewish cultural studies

A century ago, Helsinki native Jac Weinstein (1883–1976) founded a Yiddish-language theatre company, for which he wrote revues and musical plays.
Weinstein's songs describe the life of Helsinki's Jews through good times and adversity, sprinkled with self-irony and Jewish humour.
The songs describe the second-hand clothing vendors on Narinkka Square in the Kamppi district, the fashion shops of Heikinkatu, the success of the Jewish football team, the complicated election of a rabbi and the merry parties of the merchants' club. The presentation provides a background to the songs heard in the concert and sheds light on the fascinating history of Weinstein and his theatre company.

Limited amount of seats!
Please book your own seat by writing to: etnosoi [at]

Salakapakka unfortunately is not an easy access area.