Baeck Institute, We Salute You!
2008 - The Leo
Baeck Institute was established in 1955 by the “Council of Jews
from Germany” and is named in honor of Rabbi Leo Baeck, the last
representative of German speaking Jewry and its last prominent leader
before and during the Shoah. The Institute has three centers – in
New York, London, and Jerusalem, and an office in Frankfurt. The
New York center has a library and archive with one of the largest
collection of documents concerning German Jewry. The London office
publishes the Yearbook and maintains contact with European scholars.
LBI Jerusalem is responsible for the publication Juedisher
Almanach and books in Hebrew and German.
More than thirteen years ago, LBI established a department providing
genealogical services under the name “family research department”
and remains one of the only major research institutions with such
a function. Now recognized as a leading authority on German Jewish
family history, LBI has assisted hundreds seeking genealogical information
and has answered general inquiries as well as those related to specific
LBI publishes Stammbaum magazine, the only English-German Jewish
genealogical magazine in print. It also participates in the Obermayer
German Jewish History Award program by archiving all materials connected
to nominations. LBI also supports educational sessions at IAJGS
conferences and provides additional lectures about German-Jewish
genealogy all over the world, stirring interest and participation.
Ron Arons, Chair, IAJGS Salutes
with Gary Mokotoff and Elsebeth Paikin