Sasha Somish - Yiddish singer, actress and activist - grew up behind the scenes at the Jewish Theater in Lviv and has been actively involved in the international movement of Jewish cultural festivals since 2001. As one of the creators, she has been managing the LvivKlezFest led by Adel Dianova since 2009 with great success.


Sasha Somish founded the Yiddish band Shtrudl (formerly Varnitshkes) inspired by a strong desire to attract people of different ages and backgrounds to study Yiddish musical heritage. She has received awards at many competitions and music and theater festivals.


Nowadays Sasha regularly performs as a duo with her husband

Oleksiy Darmodekhin and takes part in various international projects.






Sasha Somish