Tag Archive: Center for Jewish History

Exhibition: A Continuing Conversation – Moses Mendelssohn and the Legacy of the Enlightenment

A letter written by Moses Mendelssohn, 18th century

As both a leading Enlightenment philosopher and a learned, observant Jew, Mendelssohn has come to symbolize many of the tensions within both modern Judaism and the Enlightenment itself. This exhibit explores the theme of conversation in Mendelssohn’s legacy, including his relationships, his writings, his concept of Judaism, and the Enlightenment.

Lecture: A Rare Conversation with Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and Leo Baeck Institute will present a lecture by scholar Gitta Honegger on the 2004 Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek’s recent, internationally acclaimed play Rechnitz. The evening will feature a rare and exclusive video conversation with the 2004 Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek.

Imprints: Selected works by Diane Samuels

Works by Diane Samuels

Diane Samuels, whose work is a centerpiece of the Great Hall of the Center for Jewish History creates are that deals with with language, text and context, using the letters of the alphabet to create alternative approaches to communication, both between ordinary people and as a link to the Divine. The exhibit includes projects from Germany, Slovakia, Poland, and the US.