LBI Launches Online Catalog for Long-Hidden Romanian Archives

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An online catalog at, unveiled at Leo Baeck Institute on January 13, describes the location and content of about 600 archival items related to Jewish life, which are housed in Romanian archives.

Jewish Vienna: Opportunities and Innovations

A man and woman view theater listings on an advertising column in front of the Burgtheater in Vienna (c. 1905-1914). Emil Mayer (1871-1938)

Leo Baeck Institute focuses on the Jewish contribution to cultural life in Vienna. This exhibit is part of the Vienna: City of Dreams Festival at Carnegie Hall.

Leo Baeck Institute, New York in Berlin

The Jewish Museum Berlin (cc Libeskind/Schneider)

In 2013, Leo Baeck Institute, New York established a branch office in Berlin to maintain and deepen relations with scholars,  Jewish Communities, government and corporate sponsors, and the wider public in Germany.  Since the early 2000′s however, researchers have had access to LBI materials at the Jewish Museum Berlin, where LBI maintains duplicate copies of…

Leo Baeck Institute, London


The Leo Baeck Institute, London publishes the LBI Year Book, internationally recognized as the leading publication in its field, as well as the Schriftenreihe wissenschaftlicher Abhandlungen, and organizes a variety of scholarly conferences. It also offers fellowships to scholars, runs a joint MA program in European Jewish history with Queen Mary, University of London and generally promotes research on German-Jewish history and culture at English universities.

Leo Baeck Institute, Jerusalem

Martin Buber, Ernst Simon, and Shmuel Hugo Bergman at the founding conference of Leo Baeck Institute, May 30, 1955

LBI Jerusalem has expanded the original mission and added new activities and programs of relevance to contemporary Israeli society by encouraging a dialogue focusing on the experiences and traditions of German and Central European Jewry. LBI Jerusalem considers research to be its foremost priority and since its inception, has published many studies on German and Central European Jewry in Hebrew, English, and German.

Freunde und Förderer des LBI e.V.

The Freunde und Förderer des LBI is a registered association that supports the activities of the Leo Baeck Institute by distributing various German government grants.  It publishes a biannual report on the activities of the institute under the title LBI-Information. Liebigstrasse 24 60323 Frankfurt am Main Germany Tel: +49 (0) 69-722133 Fax: +49 (0) 69-723841…

Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des LBI in Deutschland

This working group consists of scholars living in Germany active in the field of German-Jewish history and culture. It organizes conferences and seminars in German-Jewish history at annual meetings of the association of German historians. Prof. Dr. Stefanie Schüler-Springorum Technische Universität Berlin Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7 (TEL 9-1) 10587 Berlin Tel: +49 (0)30-314-25851 Fax +49 (0)030-314-21136 Email

Announcement: 2014 Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme

Ludwig Meidner, Portrait of Leo Baeck, 1953

The Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme provides funding for doctoral candidates pursuing research into the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry.

Stuffed Chicken

By Tracey Beck From: Gumprich, Bertha.  Vollständiges Praktisches Kochbuch für die jüdische Küche.  (Editors: Annette Haller and Heinz Monz. Trier : Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2002.  Reprint of the 2nd edition, originally published in 1896.  LBI library call number st 1759 This recipe for Stuffed Chicken is from Bertha Gumprich’s “Complete Practical Cookbook for the Jewish Kitchen,” on…

Wolf, Rebekka (Heinemann). Kochbuch für Israelitische Frauen. 1851

Kochbuch für israelitische Frauen : enthaltend die verschiedensten Koch- und Backarten mit einer vollständigen Speisekarte und einer Hausapotheke sowie einer genauen Anweisung zur Einrichtung und Führung einer religiös-jüdischen Haushaltung.

Although Wolf’s cookbook offered housewives the opportunity to surprise guests and family with “einem fremdartigen Gerichte” (an exotic dish), what was really special about this “Cookbook for Jewish Women” may have been its emphasis on Jewish customs. Over at least 10 editions, this juggernaut cookbook was expanded into a compendium of housekeeping tips, notes on Jewish practice in the home, and even first aid remedies.