Leo Baeck Institute

Leo Baeck Institute is devoted to the history and culture of German-speaking Jews. Part of an international network with additional centers in London and Jerusalem, LBI – New York | Berlin documents and engages this legacy through its library and archival collections and public programs.

Leo Baeck Institute | UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 6:30pm

In her new study "Passing Illusions: Jewish Visibility in Weimar Germany," Kerry Wallach ("Gettysburg College") challenges the notion that Jews in Weimar Germany sought...
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:30pm

The mother-daughter team behind "The German-Jewish Cookbook" (Brandeis University Press, 2017), Gabrielle Rossmer Gropman and Sonya Gropman, discuss their historical and...
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

A new website and exhibition explore the dramatic events of 1938 from the perspectives of ordinary people. This event focuses on the annexation of Austria (March 12), when nearly...
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Friday, January 12, 2018 (All day)

(Sept. 6-Jan. 12) — As America’s first large wave of Jewish immigrants in the 19th century, German Jews built some of the country’s signature Jewish institutions based on their...
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Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:30pm

The Pew Research Center’s study on Jewish Americans in 2013 alarmed some observers by showing rising intermarriage, falling birthrates, and dwindling religious affiliation among...
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:30pm

In a post-election essay for the New Yorker, the critic Alex Ross wrote that the “combination of economic inequality and pop-cultural frivolity” in current American life were...
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:30pm

In 1925, the German-Jewish industrialist and former Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau emerged from self-imposed seclusion following a failed assassination attempt. Answering the...
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Monday, October 23, 2017 (All day)

(Sept. 6-Dec. 22) — As America’s first large wave of Jewish immigrants in the 19th century, German Jews built some of the country’s signature Jewish institutions based on their...
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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:30pm

The philosopher Moses Mendelssohn paved the way for Jewish entry into the German mainstream by promoting secular education and advocating for a pluralistic society in which Jews...
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:30pm

In the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges decision of 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized the right of same-sex couples to marry, marking a significant victory in the fight for...
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 6:30pm

Through personal stories, the 2016 film "Germans & Jews" explores the country’s transformation from silence about the Holocaust to facing it head on. Unexpectedly, a nuanced...
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LOCATION

Leo Baeck Institute
Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011

(212) 744-6400

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