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Leo Baeck Institute, QMUL, London

Leo Baeck Institute London

The Leo Baeck Institute London is one of three independent branches of LBI International, which includes centers in Jerusalem and New York as well as a circle of scholars in Germany. Internationally, it is guided by officers in the United States, England and Israel, and its financial affairs are managed from an office in Frankfurt with the assistance of a German circle of friends and supporters. Its resources include libraries, archives, and works of art. Its activities, conducted primarily by its individual branches, include research, publications, scholarly conferences, and public lectures.

LBI International Officers

Prof Michael Brenner — President          
Benjamin Hesse — Treasurer          
Prof Shmuel Feiner — Vice President          
Prof David Rechter — Vice President



Leo Baeck Institute, New York

Leo Baeck Institute, New York

The Leo Baeck Institute — New York is devoted to the history of German-speaking Jews. Its 80,000-volume library and extensive archival and art collections represent the most significant repository of primary source material and scholarship on the Jewish communities of Central Europe over the past five centuries. The LBI New York is committed to preserving this legacy and has digitized over 3.5 million pages of documents from its collections—from rare renaissance books to the personal correspondence of luminaries and ordinary people alike, to community histories and official documents. The LBI New York also promotes the study and understanding of German-Jewish history through its public programs, exhibitions, and support for research and scholars.

15 W. 16th St. 
New York, NY 10011  

Tel: (212) 744-6400 


Leo Baeck Institute, New York in Berlin

In 2013, the LBI – New York established a branch office in Berlin to maintain and deepen relations with scholars, Jewish Communities, government and corporate sponsors, and the wider public in Germany. Since the early 2000’s, researchers have had access to LBI materials at the Jewish Museum Berlin, where LBI maintains duplicate copies of its microfilm collections. Approximately three quarters of the collections are available on over 4,500 microfilms at the Jewish Museum Berlin Reading Room.

Glinkastraße 32          
10117 Berlin          

Tel: +49 (0)30 500 14 165          
Fax: +49 (0)30 500 14 172



Leo Baeck Institute, Jerusalem

Leo Baeck Institute, Jerusalem

In May 1955, the Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) was founded in Jerusalem by a diverse group of intellectuals and well-known public figures of German-Jewish origin. Among them were Martin Buber, Shmuel Hugo Bergman and Ernst Simon. Today, the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem is proud to continue the work of its founders. In recent years, the LBI Jerusalem has expanded the original mission and added new activities and programs of relevance to contemporary Israeli society by encouraging a dialogue focusing on the experiences and traditions of German and Central European Jewry. The LBI Jerusalem considers research to be its foremost priority and since its inception, has published many studies on German and Central European Jewry in Hebrew, English, and German. In order to promote and support academic research, the LBI Jerusalem has developed a wide range of programs and seminars, such as its “International Summer Research Seminar”.          
The Institute also awards research grants to young scholars in the field of Central European Jewry and continues to explore new ideas for supporting graduate and postdoctoral students. Academic and cultural events have also become an integral part of the LBI Jerusalem and they make great efforts to share their research both with the Israeli academic community and with the general public.

33 Bustenai Street          
Jerusalem 9322928

Postal Address:          
POB 8298, Jerusalem 9108201          

Tel: +972-2-5633790          
Fax: +972-2-5669505 


Freunde und Förderer des LBI e. V.

The Freunde und Förderer des LBI is a registered association that supports the activities of the Leo Baeck Institute by distributing various German government grants.  It publishes a biannual report on the activities of the institute under the title LBI-Information.

Liebigstrasse 24          
60323 Frankfurt am Main          
Tel: +49 (0) 69-722133          
Fax: +49 (0) 69-723841          
[email protected] 


Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des LBI in Deutschland

This working group consists of scholars living in Germany active in the field of German-Jewish history and culture. It organizes conferences and seminars in German-Jewish history at annual meetings of the association of German historians.

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Schüler-Springorum          
Technische Universität Berlin          
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7 (TEL 9-1)          
10587 Berlin          
Tel: +49 (0)30-314-25851          
Fax +49 (0)030-314-21136          
[email protected]