Monthly Archives: October 2011

Lecture by Michael Meyer: “Scholarship and Worldliness: The Life and Work of Fritz Bamberger”

Dr. Fritz Bamberger

Thursday, November 10, 2011 5:30 pm at Hebrew Union College Michael Meyer will discuss the life and work of Dr. Fritz Bamberger, a noted German-Jewish scholar and specialist in Jewish intellectual history. After Hitler’s rise in Germany, he organized at great personal risk a system of schools from kindergarten to college for Jewish students expelled by the Nazis from public schools.

Book Presentation: Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust by Rebecca Boehling and Uta Larkey

Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust, Cambridge University Press, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 6:30 pm The authors of Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust (Cambridge University Press, 20011) will present their new book at Leo Baeck Institute. A family’s recently-discovered correspondence provides the inspiration for this fascinating and deeply-moving account of Jewish family life before, during and after the Holocaust.

Lecture: Across a Cultural Divide, by Paul Mendes Flohr: Rabindranath Tagore, Albert Einstein, and Martin Buber

Albert Einstein and Rabindranath Tagore at Einstein's Berlin home in 1926, from the Albert Einstein Collection at LBI

Sunday, November 6, 2011 6:00 pm Leo Baeck Institute and The Asia Society present a lecture by Paul Mendes-Flohr about the fascinating relationship between German-Jewish intellectuals Albert Einstein and Martin Buber and the Bengali Poet Rabindranath Tagore.

Book Presentation: Einstein on the Road by Josef Eisinger

Einstein on the Road, by Josef Eisinger

Wednesday, November 16, 6:30 pm At the height of his fame, Albert Einstein traveled throughout the world, from Japan to South America and many places in between. In Einstein on the Road, author Josef Eisinger has created a vivid and entertaining narrative that brings Einstein’s voice to the fore as he chronicles his encounters with royalty, presidents, movie stars, and artists