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Restituted Books

Rabbi Ignatz Isaac Bick

Two books were restituted from the library of the Frankfurt Rabbi Ignatz Isaac Bick (1891-1965?) by the State and University Library Hamburg. His heirs donated them to the Leo Baeck Institute Library.



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


Progress Filling Gaps in Frankfurt Wissenschaft des Judentums Collection

LBI collaborates with the Frankfurt University Library in Germany to digitally recreate what was the largest collection of books on the Wissenschaft des Judentums before it was scattered in WWII.


LBI Materials Now Searchable in More Global Databases

The Leo Baeck Institute is now collaborating with Judaica Europeana, Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, Worldcat and the Digital Public Library of America to make its holding even more accessible.

Staff Directory

Renate Evers

Renate Evers has been working as LBI's Director of Collections since 2016 in order to coordinate the efforts of the three collection departments at the Leo Baeck Institute – archives, art, and library. Prior to this appointment, she worked as LBI's Head Librarian for almost 14 years and as an …


Julie Elias's Fashionable Cuisine

The Berlin fashion writer and salonnière Julie Elias (1866-1945) also published a trendsetting cookbook.

Rare Books

E. M. Lilien

E.M. Lilien was an internationally renowned Jewish Austrian artist, known for his Art Noveau style. Lilien is well represented in the Leo Baeck Institute's library and art collections.


Jerry Brotman—Hands-on Volunteer

Jerry Brotmann has been a volunteer at LBI since his retirement and accomplished an enormous undertaking: Over the past eight years, he affixed barcodes to some 66,000 books.


Milestone in the Reconstruction of the Freimann Collection

The Freimann Collection of books related to the Wissenschaft des Judentums has received its 10,000th volume. The library is currently being reconstructed by Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, LBI and CJH.

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Donate Historical Materials

Even six decades after the founding of LBI, new materials are still being discovered, and we welcome donations of archival materials related to German-Jewish history.