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Julie-Marthe Cohen Discusses Provenance Research

When Julie-Marthe Cohen visited Jewish institutions in New York to present a new handbook on provenance research in March 2017, she did not feel assured of a warm reception. “People are very concerned about time and money,” said Cohen. Provenance research, while acknowledged as an obligation by professional ethics and …

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LBI is committed to preserving and expanding access to this rich body of material, and it has digitized millions of pages of documents, books, and artworks from its collections—from rare Renaissance-era books to the personal correspondence of luminaries and ordinary people alike. LBI also promotes the study and understanding of …


SHP Exhibit Opening in Kiel

Anlässlich des Gedenk- und Jubiläumsjahrs „1700 Jahre jüdisches Leben im deutschsprachigen Raum“ präsentiert der Schleswig-Holsteinische Landtag eine Ausstellung des Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin. 2021 markiert das 1700-jährige Jubiläum des frühesten Dokuments, das eine jüdische Gemeinde im Gebiet des deutschsprachigen Raums erwähnt. Um die facetten­reichen Narrative jüdischer …


German-Jewish Childhood in the Stacks

From primers to alphabet books, browse the history of German-Jewish childhoods through children's books in LBI's Library collection and other documents in its rich archival collections.


Jewish Soldiers & Fighters in WWII

Leading experts from universities, archives, libraries and museums will gather alongside members of the public, veterans, and their families to discuss Jewish soldiers and fighters in WWII.


Moritz Daniel Oppenheim

Moritz Daniel Oppenheim's portraits of German nobility and his genre scenes of Jewish family life and customs made him the "first Jewish painter of the modern era."

Holiday Baking and Hanukkah


Spitzbuben - a recipe from Marie Kauders's Vollständiges israelitisches Kochbuch. 1898


Ruth Jacobsen

The life, work, and art of Ruth Jacobsen, an artist and Hidden Child.


Out of the Box: Snapshots of a Life

With a keen photographic eye and sharp sense of humor, Emil Carl Grossmann documented his life as he encountered the quotidian joys and historic upheavals characterizing a life that spanned the 20th century. Diverse materials including autographed playbills, photographs of zoo animals, and personal ads, along with reminders of his …



A culinary journey into LBI's rich collections of cookbooks & handwritten recipes of German-Jewish Leckerbissen.