European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series: The Legacy of the Left and Israel: 1967-2017

We are very happy to announce our panel discussion as a part of the European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series:

The panel will discuss the complicated and multi-layered relationship of the European left with Zionism and the State of Israel, examining this broad subject from a historical perspective and shedding light on the different debates on various European countries.



Nick Cohen 

The Observer and The Spectator


Prof David Feldmann

Birckbeck University of London


Prof Christina Späti

University of Fribourg, Switzerland


Dr Peter Ullrich

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


Chair: Dr Daniel Wildmann, Leo Baeck Institute London/Queen Mary University of London


Organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London

in collaboration with the German Historical Institute London

as part of the European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series


6:30pm, 16 March 2017

Venue: German Historical Institute

17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ


Admission is free. Places are limited and must be reserved in advance by contacting the Leo Baeck Institute London

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The 2nd Annual Leo Baeck Institute Lecture

Thursday, 13th March 2014, 6.30 pm
at Arts Two Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary, University of London,
 Mile End Campus, Mile End Road,
London E1 4NS

Prof David Nirenberg (University of Chicago)

Presented by the Leo Baeck Institute London,
in cooperation with QMUL, School of History

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Professor Natalie Zemon Davis: Regaining Jerusalem: The Learned ex-Converso Nassy and Jewish Colonisation

The Annual Leo Baeck Institute Lecture

5 March 2012, 6.30pm in the ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary, University of London

Through the person of David Nassy, Jerusalem Regained explores the adventures of a former Portuguese converso in the seventeenth century, from his arrival in Amsterdam and his participation in the Dutch world of geographical learning, his stay in Dutch Brazil, to his support for the return of the Jews to England, and his leadership in projects for Dutch colonization, especially in Suriname.  What were the sources for his urge for Jewish colonization? What hopes were fulfilled? What contradictions were faced for Jews in establishing an ideal village based on the labor of slaves?

Natalie Zemon Davis is a Canadian and American historian of the early modern period. She is currently a professor of history at the University of Toronto in Canada.

This event will commence with a performance of music of the London Sephardi Community in the Age of Renewal. Organised, sung and conducted by Eliot Alderman, Director of Music, Bevis Marks Synagogue

Please find more information and booking opportunities here.