The Leo Baeck Institute Celebrates 60 Years at Mishkenot Shaananim

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The Leo Baeck Institute is Marking its 60th Anniversary

The Jerusalem Leo Baeck Institute is holding a series of gatherings:

Jews in Germany, Jews – Germans, Judaism – Germanism: A paradigm of hyphenated identities – a reevaluation

Supported by the Robert Bosch Foundation


Opening Event:

19:00 – Gathering

19:30 Opening Remarks: Prof. Shmuel Feiner, Chairman, Leo Baeck Institute, Jerusalem; Bar Ilan University

Greetings: Ms. Monica Iwersen, Deputy Ambassador of the German Federal Republic in Israel

Moderator: Mr. David Witzthum

Dialogue: The Significance of German Jewry in the Historical and Cultural Sense

Prof. Steven Aschheim (the Hebrew University) in conversation with our guest of honor

Prof. Aleida Assmann from Konstanz University (Germany)

Round Table Discussion: What is German Jewry and why is its heritage relevant and important to us to this day

Prof. Shulamit Volkov (Tel Aviv University) in conversation with

Prof. Shlomo Avineri (Hebrew University) and

Prof. Galili Shahar (Tel Aviv University)

Musical accompaniment: Students of the Chamber Music Department at the Rubin Academy of Music


Simultaneous translation into English and Hebrew

The event will take place at the De Bouton auditorium, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem

For details and registration for transportation from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and back again, call 02-5633790

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