Leo Baeck Institute works to preserve and promote the history and culture of German-speaking Jews.
Mascha Kaléko in Greenwich Village
Alice Urbach's Stolen Cookbook
Talent, Ambition, Wealth
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Monday, June 21, 2021, 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Historians Marsha Rozenblit, Deborah Hertz, Lisa Silverman, and Stefan Hoffman discuss the lives of three extraordinary Jewish women who left their imprint on the arts in the 19th century.
Thursday, June 24, 2021, 2 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Alex Ross (The New Yorker ) engages George Prochnik, author of a recent Heinrich Heine biography, in a conversation about the German poet's revolutionary aesthetics and politics.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m.
George Prochnik will join us to discuss the prose and poetry of Heinrich Heine.
Monday, July 12, 2021, 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Michael Simonson will discuss LBI's collections related to David Ludwig Bloch, a deaf Jewish artist from Bavaria who found refuge in Shanghai following his flight from Nazi Europe in 1940.
Thursday, July 22, 2021, 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
During the Baby Boom in 1960s America, women were encouraged to stay home and raise large families, but sex and childbirth were taboo subjects, and abortion was illegal. In 1961, …
Thursday, July 29, 2021, 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Job: The Story of a Simple Man was published in 1930. The novel tells the story of an orthodox Jew shoe faith is challenged after a series of misfortunes that …