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Michael A. Meyer on the History of LBI

As the Leo Baeck Institute celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2015, LBI president Ronald B. Sobel and board member Joan C. Lessing presented the Moses Mendelssohn Award to historian Michael A. Meyer for his scholarly achievements. On this occasion, the Adolph S. Ochs Professor of Jewish History Emeritus at Hebrew ...

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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 ...



Access to the Digitized Periodicals of the Leo Baeck Institute The entire periodicals collection of the Library of the Leo Baeck Institute consists of nearly 1,600 titles, covering all fields of German Judaica. The rich holdings include early titles from the Enlightenment period of the late 18th century, an abundance ...


Stuart Eizenstat on Jewish Continuity in the 21st Century

Before accepting the Leo Baeck Medal on January 14, 2014, Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat delivered the 56th Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture, in which he addressed how the imperative to honor the victims of the Holocaust informs the challenges facing the current global Jewish community. In a wide-ranging survey of issues facing ...


Roger Cohen on German-Jewish History in the 21st Century

Roger Cohen’s journalistic career has included stints covering Beirut in the 1980s, the Bosnian war in the 1990s, the return of the German government to Berlin in 2000, and the War in Afghanistan as the New York Times’ foreign editor after September 11, 2001. In the biweekly columns he has ...


Photograph Collection

The Leo Baeck Institute’s Photograph Collection contains over 25,000 photographs documenting the history of German-speaking Jewish communities, families and businesses from all over the world. The photos portray prominent members of German-speaking Jewish communities; buildings such as synagogues, businesses and residences; cultural, youth, religious and educational organizations; military including Jewish ...

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Dr. Frank Mecklenburg

Dr. Frank Mecklenburg is Director of Research and Chief Archivist at Leo Baeck Institute, a research library and archive that documents the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry, primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries, but also including documents dating back to the middle ages. LBI was founded in 1955 ...


Guidelines for Archival Donations

Desirable collections include records and material such as: Diaries, biographical and autobiographical writings Letters and correspondence Birth, death, marriage, divorce, circumcision, and Bar Mitzvah records Family trees and family histories Diplomas and certificates Membership and ID cards Visas and emigration documents Books (as part of larger collections) with personal inscriptions, ...

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Dr. William H. Weitzer

William H. Weitzer, Ph.D. became the Executive Director of the Leo Baeck Institute in January, 2013. Dr. Weitzer, formerly the Executive Vice President at Fairfield University in Connecticut, has over thirty years of experience in academic administration, budget and finance, fund raising, community relations, and program evaluation. The Leo Baeck ...