Hanukkah at the Villa Seligmann

The Jewish festival of lights sung about, explained and tasted at Villa Seligmann.

Admission is free. Due to high demand, binding registrations by e-mail are only possible for the waiting list.

Admission opens at 6.30 pm due to additional security measures.


On the first evening of the Jewish Festival of Lights Hanukkah we have the celebrated Yiddish singer and cantor Sveta Kundish as our guest.

In a relaxed, family-friendly setting, house director Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismarck talks with Sveta Kundish about the history, customs and symbolism of the Festival of Lights. At the heart of the program is the extraordinarily rich musical heritage of Hanukkah. Songs and their variations from several countries in different languages (Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino etc.) will be illuminated. We will also light the first candle together of the nine-armed candelabra, taste fresh Sufganiyot and tell the Hanukkah story.

Everyone is cordially invited and welcome!

Admission is free.
For safety and space reasons, please register at anmeldung@villa-seligmann.de

Born in Ukraine, Sveta Kundish moved to Israel with her family at the age of thirteen. After studying singing, piano and musicology in Tel Aviv and Vienna, she trained as a cantor at the Abraham Geiger College and completed her bachelor’s degree in Jewish theology at the University of Potsdam. Sveta Kundish is currently working in Braunschweig as the first female cantor in the history of the Jewish communities in Lower Saxony. In prayer services and concerts, Kundish allows the richness of Jewish music to blossom by combining traditional melodies with modern sounds and cantorial chants.