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Leo Baeck Medal for Ismar Schorsch

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 …

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Leo Baeck Medal for Eric R. Kandel

The Vienna-born scientist was honored for his contributions to the understanding of memory, both in the lab and as applied to the tumultuous history of the 20th century.

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Leo Baeck Medal for Anselm Kiefer

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, …

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Leo Baeck Medal for Joachim Gauck

On May 14, 2014, LBI President Dr. Ronald B. Sobel presented the Leo Baeck Medal to the Federal President of Germany, Joachim Gauck. It was the first time LBI awarded its highest honor in Berlin, at a dinner to mark the opening of an LBI New York office in the …

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Leo Baeck Medal for Kurt Masur

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 …

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Leo Baeck Medal for Margarethe von Trotta

On November 28, 2012, German Ambassador Peter Ammon awarded the Leo Baeck Medal to German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta 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, …

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Josef Joffe on the "Golden Age of German Jewry"

Josef Joffe is the editor of Germany’s largest weekly newspaper, Die Zeit, and one of the most influential voices on international affairs today. On December 3, 2014, he will deliver the 57th annual Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture and accept the Leo Baeck Medal. His Lecture will be titled, The Golden …

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Walter Nathan—Leaving a Legacy at Leo Baeck Institute

Walter Nathan talks about his motivation for including the Leo Baeck Institute in his estate.

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Leo Baeck Medal for Robert M. Morgenthau

At the LBI’s Annual Award Dinner on November 17, 2016 at the Center for Jewish History, friends, family, and colleagues gathered to honor Robert M. Morgenthau with the Leo Baeck Medal for a lifetime of public service. Director Emeritus of the Museum of Jewish Heritage David Marwell offered an appreciation …