Tag Archive: Leo Baeck Institute

LBI London Announces Two Scholarships for LBI MA in European Jewish History

Queen Mary, University of London

Applications for the 2012/2013 academic year are due April 16, 2012.

Lecture: A Rare Conversation with Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and Leo Baeck Institute will present a lecture by scholar Gitta Honegger on the 2004 Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek’s recent, internationally acclaimed play Rechnitz. The evening will feature a rare and exclusive video conversation with the 2004 Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek.

Film: Adventures in Listening with Maestro Kurt Masur

2009, Canada-Brazil-Germany, 56 minutes English and German with English subtitles

Monday, November 22, 2010, 6:30 PM – Conductor Kurt Masur, who accepted the Leo Baeck Medal on November 9, and the film’s Director Amit Breuer will attend the screening.

W. Michael Blumenthal: Laudatio for Chancellor Angela Merkel

Michael Blumenthal presents the Leo Baeck Medal to Chancellor Angela Merkel

On September 21, 2010, former US Secretary of the Treasury and current director of the Jewish Museum Berlin W. Michael Blumenthal presented Chancellor Angela Merkel with the Leo Baeck Medal.

LBI Presents Leo Baeck Medal to Chancellor Angela Merkel

Support from the German Federal Foreign Office is critical to preserving the significant new historical material that the Leo Baeck Institute continues to receive every year.

The Leo Baeck Institute presented its first medal ever to a serving German head of government for Merkel’s work in cultivating a good relationship between Germans and Israel, and Germans and world Jewry.

LBI Receives $3 Million in Funding from Germany to Preserve Historical Records of Jewish Refugees

Consul General Horst Freitag presents Executive Director Carol Kahn Strauss with the German contribution of $3 million, surrounded by board members of the Leo Baeck Institute and members of the Consulate General

The Leo Baeck Institute recently signed an agreement with the German Foreign Ministry to receive $3 million over 4 years for LBI’s “New Acquisitions Preservation Project”, allowing for the cataloging of significant new historical material pertaining to the survivor population of refugees from Nazi Germany.

LBI Executive Director Honored with Piscator Award for Transatlantic Dialogue

Each year, the foundation “Elysium – between two continents” presents its Erwin Piscator Award to individuals whose work reflects the legacy of the humanitarian and politically aware German theatre director. The foundation, headed by Artistic Director Gregorij H. von Leïtis, works for the enhancement of artistic and academic dialogue between the United States and European,…

Paving the Way for All Women – Exhibit Traces Paths of Jewish Women in Germany

Margarete Berent

The second installment in a collaboration with the German Ambassador in Washington, DC, this exhibit showcases the everyday lives and extraordinary accomplishments of Jewish women in Germany. It combines portraits of luminaries like the brilliant salonnière Rahel Varnhagen with seemingly profane objects like a “Jewish Cookbook” from the turn of the 20th century.