Leo Baeck Medal

Jewish Continuity in the 21st Century: Stuart Eizenstat on “The Future of the Jews”

Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat delivers the 56th Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture at LBI on January 14, 2014. By Christina Domingues

Before accepting the Leo Baeck Medal on January 14, 2014, Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat delivered the 56th Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture, in which he addressed how the imperative to honor the victims of the Holocaust informs the challenges facing the current global Jewish community. In a wide-ranging survey of issues facing Jewish communities today, he addressed…

Leo Baeck Medal for Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat

The Honorable W. Michael Blumenthal (l) and Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat at the Center for Jewish History on January 14, 2014. By Christina Domingues.

At the LBI Annual Award Dinner, Jewish Museum Berlin Director W. Michael Blumenthal presented Stuart Eizenstat with the Leo Baeck Medal for his work on behalf of Holocaust survivors.

Margarethe von Trotta: Acceptance of the 2012 Leo Baeck Medal

German film director Margarethe von Trotta accepts the Leo Baeck Medal in New York on November 28, 2012.

German film director Margarethe von Trotta accepted the Leo Baeck Medal on November 28, 2012 at the Leo Baeck Institutes annual gala award dinner in New York City.

Ambassador Peter Ammon: Laudatio for Margarethe von Trotta, Recipient of the 2012 Leo Baeck Medal

German Ambassador Peter Ammon at the LBI Gala Award Dinner on November 28, 2012 in New York.

“We are meeting tonight in New York City in the year 2012, with the world around us looking dangerous again, where in many parts of the world trust and traditional truths are being replaced by uncertainty….”

German Ambassador Peter Ammon Presents 2012 Leo Baeck Medal to Margarethe von Trotta

Peter Ammon presents the Leo Baeck Medal to Margarethe von Trotta in New York on November 28, 2012

On November 28, 2012, German Ambassador Peter Ammon awarded the Leo Baeck Medal to German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta.

2012 Leo Baeck Medal Awarded to Artist Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer and Guido Westerwelle

On December 12, 2011, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle awarded the Leo Baeck Medal to German Artist Anselm Kiefer during the annual Leo Baeck Institute Gala Award Diner at the Waldorf≈Astoria in New York.

Leo Baeck Medal for Kurt Masur

Maestro Alan Gilbert, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, presented the Leo Baeck medal to Maestro Masur.

German conductor Kurt Masur accepted the Leo Baeck Medal on Tuesday, November 9, 2010. Maestro Masur is one of the most widely acclaimed musicians of his generation and played a key role in the peaceful revolution that toppled the East German regime in 1989.

Chancellor Angela Merkel: LBI Archives “An important starting point for shaping our common future”

Chancellor Angela Merkel accepts the Leo Baeck Medal.

Accepting the Leo Baeck Medal, Chancellor Merkel called the honor an “incentive and obligation to remain constant in my commitment to building a harmonious relationship with the Jewish community,” and lauded the Leo Baeck Institute for its work preserving the history of German-Jewry.

W. Michael Blumenthal: Laudatio for Chancellor Angela Merkel

Michael Blumenthal presents the Leo Baeck Medal to Chancellor Angela Merkel

On September 21, 2010, former US Secretary of the Treasury and current director of the Jewish Museum Berlin W. Michael Blumenthal presented Chancellor Angela Merkel with the Leo Baeck Medal.

LBI Presents Leo Baeck Medal to Chancellor Angela Merkel

Support from the German Federal Foreign Office is critical to preserving the significant new historical material that the Leo Baeck Institute continues to receive every year.

The Leo Baeck Institute presented its first medal ever to a serving German head of government for Merkel’s work in cultivating a good relationship between Germans and Israel, and Germans and world Jewry.