Holiday Closure: Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Parading with the torah scrolls outside a synagogue; Washington Heights, New York City. Kurt Goldschmidt Collection. AR 5628, undated photo.

Leo Baeck Institute will close Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17, 2014 in observance of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.

Exhibition: Facing History: Portraits from the LBI Art Collection

Artist unknown. Unidentified mother and daughter. Germany, mid-19th century.

At the core of LBI’s Art Collection are well over 1,000 portraits of Jews from Central Europe that reflect the changing cultural dynamics from the 18th century to the 20th century.