Leo Baeck Institute works to preserve and promote the history and culture of German-speaking Jews.
Marianne Rein's Europa
Mascha Kaléko in Greenwich Village
Color on My Mind
Help LBI keep the past present with a financial donation or by contributing historical materials.
Shared History Project
58 objects and their stories will be researched in depth and posted in chronological order (one object each week starting in January 2021) on the Shared History Project website, both in German and English.
Upcoming Event, May 19
Dennis Doyle presents on the Lafargue Clinic and history of mental healthcare in Harlem. He is joined by Martin Summers, fellow historian on Black mental healthcare in the US.
Upcoming Event, May 25
Author George Prochnik will join us to discuss the prose and poetry of Heinrich Heine.
Upcoming Event, May 27
Author Leah Garrett discusses the incredible World War II saga of the German-Jewish commandos who fought in Britain’s most secretive special-forces unit—but whose story has gone untold until now.
Upcoming Event, June 3
As the Shared History Project ends its chapter on the era of Absolutism, scholars discuss how the age's historical developments impacted Jews, and how Jews shaped debates about religion and identity.