Leo Baeck Institute/מכון ליאו בק

  • LBI

History

The Leo Baeck Institute (LBI), founded in 1955, was named after Rabbi Leo Baeck, the last public representative of the Jewish community in Nazi Germany. LBI Jerusalem was founded by prominent Jewish intellectuals including Martin Buber, Gershom Scholem, Ernst Simon and Hugo Bergman, alongside two parallel Leo Baeck institutes in London and New York. All three centers operate independently, while cooperation is achieved by the International Executive Committee. Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem promotes the study and research of the history and culture of Jews in the German-speaking space, in a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

The LBI Memoir collection is made accessible via the CJH-database; see http://search.cjh.org .

Opening Times

The Institute is open Sunday to Thursday from 08:30 until 13:30. During these hours it is possible to use the library, the archive and the reading room.

If you wish to come in the afternoon please set an appointment in advance.

Languages Used

  • English

Scripts Used

  • Latin

Sources

  • Leo Baeck Institute website consulted on 04/11/2014

    Pierre-Alain Tallier (dir.), Gertjan Desmet & Pascale Falek-Alhadeff, Bronnen voor de geschiedenis van de Joden en het Jodendom in België, 19de-21ste eeuw, Brussel, ARA-AGR/Avant-Propos, 2016, 1328 p.