Lectures and lecturing
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
The collection holds mostly manuscripts of lectures given primarily at institutions of Jewish adult education. They were given by various scholars, lecturing on Judaism; Jewish history; Jewish philosophy; and other topics pertaining to Jewish culture.
The collection consists of the constitution and list of members (1912, 1927, 1931-1933), invitations to meetings (1900-1939, 1942-1943, 1961), and an extract of an address by Dr. H. Sliosberg on "The Present Situation of the Jews in Russia" (1925).
A nearly complete collection of programs, circulars, and other printed matter of the Kulturbund, Hamburg, from 1934 to 1938. Also a collection of newspaper clippings, many of them about the Reichsverband der juedischen Kulturbuende for the same period.
The Leo Baeck Institute was founded by representative organizations of Jews from Germany for the purpose of collecting material on and sponsoring research into the history of the Jewish community in Germany and in other German-speaking countries from the Emancipation to its dispersion. The Institute is named in honor of the man who was the last representative figure of German Jewry in Germany during the Nazi period. The Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture is an annual event at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York, when esteemed academics and scholars talk about various aspects of the German-Jewish experience and history, as well as to other, related topics.