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Founded in memory of Leo Baeck after his passing in 1956, the Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture is given each year by a leading scholar or public intellectual.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been awarded the Leo Baeck Medal. She accepted the honor at a ceremony at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York on Tuesday, September 21, 2010. The Leo Baeck Institute presented its first medal ever to a serving German head of government for Merkel’s work …
Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin honored the Hamburg banker Max Warburg with the 2017 Leo Baeck Medal in a ceremony at the Center for Jewish History in New York on November 15, 2017.
“ Germans and Jews can enrich one another. They can unite their best qualities,” said LBI President Dr. Ronald Sobel at the Annual Award Dinner of the Leo Baeck Institute on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the Center for Jewish History in New York. He was there to present Dr. …
The Leo Baeck Medal is the highest honor that Leo Baeck Institute bestows on those who have made extraordinary efforts to preserve the memory of German-speaking Jews.
In recognition of his long career in public service and his effective advocacy for the rights of Holocaust victims, Leo Baeck Institute honored Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat with the Leo Baeck Medal during its annual award dinner at the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. …
On March 1, 2015, as LBI opened a symposium and exhibit on the 19th-century German movement that launched the academic study of Judaism, it honored a scholar who exemplifies the movement’s ideals in the 21st century. Professor Ismar Schorsch was presented with the Leo Baeck Medal for his scholarly work …
German conductor Kurt Masur accepted the Leo Baeck Medal on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at the Leo Baeck Institute’s annual Gala Award Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Maestro Masur is one of the most widely acclaimed musicians of his generation and played a key role in …
In addition to books and archival collections devoted to music and musicians, LBI has a small collection of recorded music.
On December 12, 2011, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle awarded the Leo Baeck Medal to German Artist Anselm Kiefer during the annual Leo Baeck Institute Gala Award Dinner at the Waldorf≈Astoria in New York. The Leo Baeck medal is presented annually to an outstanding individual whose work in the cultural, …