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
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. Tel: (212) 744-6400
New York, NY 10011 www.lbi.org
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.
Tel: +49 (0)30 500 14 165
Fax: +49 (0)30 500 14 172