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News from the Family Research Department

The Family Research Department, in conjunction with the Robert Ira Lewy Reference Service, provides assistance to researchers throughout the world.


Julie Elias's Fashionable Cuisine

The Berlin fashion writer and salonnière Julie Elias (1866-1945) also published a trendsetting cookbook.


Hélènemama's Austro-Hungarian Gourmet

The cookbook of Hélènemama was published in Romania in 1920 and contains luxurious Austro-Hungarian recipes.


Bukovina Potato Strudel (Knish)

A recipe for a potato strudel or potato knish from The Bukovina Cookbook


A Voice Still Heard

A new website highlights the stories of German-Jewish musicians, conductors, and composers based on items in the LBI’s art, archival, and library collections.


An Intellectual Resistance

Former LBI intern Hannah Loewenberg-Harnest reflects on the journal Aufbau as a means of intellectual resistance to the totalitarianism of the Nazis.


A Digital Home for an Émigré Journal

Founded in 1934 as the newsletter of a club of Jewish émigrés, Aufbau evolved into the lifeline of a community of German-speaking refugees during WWII. It not only offered the sort of practical information so important to the displaced, from apartment and job advertisements to lists of survivors, but an …


Documenting Jewish Life in East Germany

What do we know about Jewish life in the GDR? LBI seeks to address this question by collecting archival material and stimulating academic discussion about Jews in East Germany.


A New Presence in Berlin

The Leo Baeck Institute is now represented by an administrative office at Glinkastraße in Berlin. The office is run by and historian Dr. Miriam Bistrovic.


CINCINNATI: Women in the Rabbinate Then & Now

Women in the Rabbinate Then & Now: A Conversation with Rabbis Sally J. Priesand and Sonja K. Pilz