Monthly Archives: March 2010

LBI Receives $3 Million in Funding from Germany to Preserve Historical Records of Jewish Refugees

Consul General Horst Freitag presents Executive Director Carol Kahn Strauss with the German contribution of $3 million, surrounded by board members of the Leo Baeck Institute and members of the Consulate General

The Leo Baeck Institute recently signed an agreement with the German Foreign Ministry to receive $3 million over 4 years for LBI’s “New Acquisitions Preservation Project”, allowing for the cataloging of significant new historical material pertaining to the survivor population of refugees from Nazi Germany.

Panel Discussion: Czernowitz in Jewish Memory

Reform Synagogue in Czernowitz, Ron, Moshe, 1909-, photographer

Czernowitz, the “Vienna of the East,” is the site of two different powerful memories. To some, it was home to an assimilated Austro-German Jewish culture; to others, it was a hub for the creation of modern Yiddish language and culture.

LBI Executive Director Honored with Piscator Award for Transatlantic Dialogue

Each year, the foundation “Elysium – between two continents” presents its Erwin Piscator Award to individuals whose work reflects the legacy of the humanitarian and politically aware German theatre director. The foundation, headed by Artistic Director Gregorij H. von Leïtis, works for the enhancement of artistic and academic dialogue between the United States and European,…