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LBI’s current exhibit shows how Jews were instrumental in shaping the traditions and character of Germany’s third largest city, from Löwenbräu beer to the city’s champion soccer club.
LBI is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. William H. Weitzer as its new Executive Director, succeeding Carol Kahn Strauss, who will become the Institute’s International Director.
For Immediate Release Dr. William H. Weitzer Named Executive Director of the Leo Baeck Institute, New York City The Leo Baeck Institute, a New York City-based research library devoted to the study and the history of German-speaking Jewry at the Center for Jewish History, today announced the appointment of Dr. William H. Weitzer as its new…
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.
“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….”
On November 28, 2012, German Ambassador Peter Ammon awarded the Leo Baeck Medal to German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta.
Because of the power-outage related closures and email disruptions at LBI following Hurricane Sandy, the November 2012 deadline for fellowship applications has been extended until November 14, 2012. Applications sent by email after October 28 may not have been received. Please resubmit your application if you are in doubt as to whether it was received.
Online archive will enable access to more than 3.5 million pages of material that encompasses rare books, photographs, artwork, letters, memoirs and ephemera documenting the culture and achievements of German-Speaking Jewry. DigiBaeck commits the institute to ongoing digitization of its archive. Leo Baeck Institute to Livestream Free Event on October 16 New York – (October…
Brewster Kahle, designer Nicholas Felton, and New York Times reporter Claudia Dreifus discuss LBI’s new digital archive of German-Jewish History.