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
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Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
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.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m.
Author George Prochnik will join us to discuss the prose and poetry of Heinrich Heine.
Thursday, May 27, 2021, 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
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.
Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 7 p.m.–8 p.m.
A magnificent new cantata, composed by Jonathan Comisar, based on George Washington’s historic Letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island.
Thursday, June 3, 2021, 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
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.
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.