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9:30 a.m-14:00 p.m

Mission and Holdings

The Library of the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem is a specialized academic library serving the study of German-Jewish history and culture. The collection contains about 13,000 items and comprises printed primary and secondary sources dating back to the beginning of the 19th century. Most of the books are in German, but there are also books in Hebrew and English. The books of the library cover a wide variety of topics, like antiquity studies, Anti-Semitism, youth movement, literature, religion, public welfare, or Zionism, to name just a few. The collection features a number of rare prewar publications that escaped the destruction of cultural objects in Europe, among them leaflets and brochures by German-Jewish organizations, bibliophile editions and periodicals.


The Library of the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem is open to the public without charge. All listed media can be searched in the Library Catalog. Please contact our librarian to request books to the reading room and to arrange an appointment.

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