LBI News: a publication of Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin

Since 1960, LBI New York has kept its members informed about LBI activities and collections as well as broader news in the field of German-Jewish History in LBI News. In 2013, Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin relaunched LBI News as an expanded magazine, published three times annually with news about our projects, programs, and collections. LBI News also introduces readers to the people who engage with the legacy of German-Jewish history preserved at LBI—from LBI Board members, staff, and volunteers to scholars, genealogists, citizens, and others.

A subscription to the print edition of LBI News comes with LBI Membership. Back issues to 1960 have been digitized and are available online, while much of the content from recent issues is available below:

LBI News No. 98 — Summer 2015


In this issue, a librarian explains how library preservation sometimes means taking books apart, filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger discusses archives, memory, and loss, and a new exhibit looks at the German-Jewish roots of Zionism.

LBI News No. 97 — Spring 2015


In this issue, LBI announces new pilot program for transcriptions of handwritten materials and digitization of photographs, and vision scientist Gerald Westheimer explains why he is supporting fellowships for scholars of German-Jewish history. Plus, a look at some key scholars of the Wissenschaft des Judentums and their works in LBI collections.

LBI News No. 96 — Fall 2014


In this issue, LBI announces the digitization of nearly 100 rare periodicals, Josef Joffe considers the “Golden Age of German Jewry.” Plus, a selection of highlights from LBI Collections related to WWI.

LBI News No. 95 — Summer 2014


In this issue, Federal President Joachim Gauck of Germany accepts the Leo Baeck Medal at LBI’s first award Dinner in Berlin. CJH Conservator Felicity Corkill discusses her work cleaning and repairing a delicate 18th century megillah, and LBI archivists and librarians test out some recipes from the many cookbooks in the library collection.

LBI News No. 94 — Spring 2014


In this issue, Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat accepts the Leo Baeck Medal and talks about the “Future of the Jews.” LBI Board Member Dennis Baum joins a discussion in Berlin about the restitution of looted assets located in the former East Germany, and scholars examine the fates of “half-Jews” in Vienna and the historical context of a tiny water-color painted in Theresienstadt.

LBI News No. 93 — Winter 2013


LBI celebrates the digitization of the emigre journal, Aufbau, with articles looking back on sports coverage in the paper and looking forward to its future as a European monthly. A professor in California teaches research skills and German-Jewish history using LBI’s digital collections. LBI archivists plumb Romanian archives in Transylvania and Bukovina to bring documents related to the German-Jewish communities there to light, and much more…