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DigiBaeck – Celebrating 500 Years of German-Jewish History Online

On October 16, 2013, Leo Baeck Institute unveiled DigiBaeck – a nearly comprehensive digital archive encompassing more than 3.5 million pages of documents from German-Jewish history.

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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 …

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CINCINNATI: Women in the Rabbinate Then & Now

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

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1938Projekt: Developing Holocaust Curriculum in a Challenging Environment

Join us as we discuss the changing landscape of Holocaust education and explore the 1938Projekt lesson modules as one tool that can provide relevance to student

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POSTPONED: Lew Nussimbaum aka Essad Bey aka Kurban Said – Wanderer Between Worlds

Born to a Jewish family in Kiev, raised in Baku, and converted to Islam in Berlin, Essad Bey’s orientalist writings reached a huge audience in the Weimar Republic.

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Our Crowd—German-Jewish Banking Families in America

In 1967, Stephen Birmingham published his best-selling social history of New York’s elite German-Jewish banking families and posited a new, Jewish, American aristocracy. Historians Susie Pak (St. John’s) and Rebecca Kobrin (Columbia) join journalist Daniel Schulman (Mother Jones ) to evaluate the legend and the reality of “Our Crowd” and …

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LBI Book Club, Vol. XII: Job by Joseph Roth

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 result in him immigrating from Tsarist Russia to New York City's Lower East Side. Harriet Porter of The Guardian reviewed …

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Out of the Box: David Ludwig Bloch

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.

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Talent, Ambition, Wealth

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.

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To Bigotry No Sanction

A magnificent new cantata, composed by Jonathan Comisar, based on George Washington’s historic Letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island.

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