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Leo Baeck Institute – New York and Berlin

' The Leo Baeck Institute is devoted to the history and culture of German-speaking Jews. Part of an international network with additional centers in London and Jerusalem, LBI – New York | Berlin documents and engages this legacy through its library and archival collections and public programs.

It was founded in 1955 by Hannah Arendt, Martin Buber Siegfried Moses, Gershom Scholem Ernst Simon, Robert Weltsch as a research Institute.

It was initially assumed that this project would take the form of a long-term historical project, preparing a comprehensive work on the history of German Jewry. With the expectation that this would not last more than a decade, institute members concentrated entirely on research projects and filling in the history of German Jewry from the Enlightenment to the Nazi seizure of power.


The Institute offers free and open access to most of its collections. Many of its materials have been digitized and are available online at

One can also search the online catalog, which provides an inventory of digital as well as physical holdings. The Leo Baeck search engine can be found here:


The Leo Baeck Institute, New York in Manhattan comprises a library, archive, and exhibition centre. Its offices and collections are housed in the Center for Jewish History in New York City.

Leo Baeck Institute Center for Jewish History 15 West 16th Street (Between 5th & 6th Avenues) New York, NY 10011 Tel: (212) 744-6400 or (212) 294-8340

Reading Room

In New York the physical access to the archival and library materials is available via the Center for Jewish History's Reading Room.