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Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture

Founded in memory of Leo Baeck after his passing in 1956, the Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture is given each year by a leading scholar or public intellectual whose work touches on the history of German-speaking Jews. The lectures are available from the LBI Library and online via Internet Archive.

The Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture is endowed by Marianne C. Dreyfus and Family, the descendants of Rabbi Leo Baeck


Josef Joffe

Publisher, Die Zeit, Trustee of Leo Baeck Institute

Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture No. 57

The Golden Age of German-speaking Jewry, 1871 – 1933: Remake or Mission Impossible?


Stuart E. Eizenstat

Former Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State on Holocaust-Era Issues

Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture No. 56

The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and its Relationship with the United States