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Please join the Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History for our Annual Dinner on Tuesday, October 24, 2023. LBI President Dr. David G. Marwell will present Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody with the Leo Baeck Medal, LBI’s highest award.
Reception at 6:00 PM, Award Ceremony and Dinner at 7:00 PM
Mandy Patinkin is an iconic Tony and Emmy-award winning actor, (Evita, Chicago Hope), a celebrated interpreter of the songs of Stephen Sondheim, a winner of the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis for his recording of Yiddish songs, Mameloshen, and most recently, the voice of LBI’s podcast Exile. His partner, Kathryn Grody, is an Obie-Award winning playwright and actress, and the two have entertained millions during the COVID-19 pandemic by sharing hilarious and heartwarming nuggets of their “uninterrupted togetherness” and glimpses into over four decades of mostly marital bliss on social media.
They have also used their platform to advocate for a program of Tikkun Olam informed by anti-racism, feminism, and the defense and expansion of democracy. They are especially active on behalf of refugees as ambassadors of the International Rescue Committee, an organization founded on the initiative of Albert Einstein in 1933 to assist German Jews fleeing Nazism.
Join us when we honor them with the Leo Baeck Medal for their long careers in the arts and as advocates for a fairer, better world.