Welcome to Lehrhaus @ Leo Baeck College
Home of Adult Jewish Learning

Leo Baeck College trains rabbis and educators equipped for the 21st century. It is where the leaders of Progressive Judaism are nurtured, and where the heart of Progressive Jewish thought is developed.

In addition to our academic programmes, the College offers adults the opportunity to study with our world-renowned faculty on a range of subjects as part of the Lehrhaus, our adult Jewish learning programme following in the footsteps of the Frankfurt Lehrhaus established in 1920 by Franz Rosenzweig

Our courses for the Autumn Semester 2018 are now available. This coming year sees the return of many exciting courses plus the addition of online learning opportunities to enable even more people to study with us.

We are also delighted to offer Modern Hebrew Ulpan classes as part of the Lehrhaus along with classes for different levels and experience.

We welcome anyone interested in furthering his or her Jewish knowledge and invite you to contact Jarek Lodzinski on +44 (0)20 8349 5600 or lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk. for more information.

To register for any of our courses, please download our registration form.

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AUTUMN 2018 and SPRING 2019 courses (still more to come):

Dr Laliv Clenman and Dr Ben Williams:

Crossing Borders: Transcending Boundaries of Gender and Community in Ruth

2-week course at Leo Baeck College

Date: Sunday 18 & 25 November 2018

10.00 – 14.00

Course Description: 

The book of Ruth has been described as “among the best and most charming stories” of the Hebrew Bible. Yet beyond the charm of this rural idyll lie intriguing and even troubling exegetical questions. What really happened on the night that Ruth met Boaz at the threshing floor? Did Naomi act in her own self-interest in securing their marriage? Was so a questionable a character as Ruth a fitting ancestor of King David? The annual reading of this megillah at Shavuot has led countless readers to confront these problems, and the book of Ruth has generated a wealth of interpretive exposition from the rabbinic period to the present day. Aspects of this exegetical tradition will be explored in these two Lehrhaus sessions, the first devoted to the interpretation of Ruth and Naomi’s journey from Moab to Bethlehem, and the second examining the rabbinic consideration of Boaz’s marriage to an outsider to the Israelite community.

Biography:

Laliv_ClenmanDr Laliv Clenman is Senior Lecturer in Rabbinic Literature. A specialist in Rabbinics and Hebrew and Aramaic language and literature, she is particularly interested in the multiplicity, diversity and development of rabbinic law and in the complex relationship between halakhah and aggadah. Her research focuses on the nature of talmudic and midrashic discourse, as well as problems of identity and status, including intermarriage, gender, sexuality, the construction of Jewishness and the impact of halakhah on the individual.

 

 

Photo Benjamin WilliamsDr Benjamin Williams teaches Rabbinics at Leo Baeck College and the University of Oxford. His research focuses on rabbinic Bible interpretation and its transmission in Jewish and Christian commentaries of the medieval and early modern periods. Before arriving at Leo Baeck College, Ben studied at the University of Oxford where his doctoral dissertation was supervised by Professor Joanna Weinberg. He then carried out a three-year Leverhulme-funded project on the reception of the Hebrew Bible in the Sixteenth Century called “Reading the Bible in the Ottoman Empire: A New Chapter in Early Modern Jewish Exegesis” at King’s College London. His monograph, Commentary on Midrash Rabba in the Sixteenth Century: The Or ha-Sekhel of Abraham ben Asher, was published by Oxford University Press.

 

 

Special promotional price for an intensive two day course with Dr Laliv Clenman and Dr Ben Williams. This opportunity to study with two amazing teachers is not to be missed!

PRICES  2 session course
 Full price £60.00Pay Now
 Returning student -10% £54.00Pay Now
More than one course/semester paid  – 10% £54.00Pay Now
Returning student and more than one course/ semester paid – 20% £48.00Pay Now

 

Please see disclaimer at the end of this document.If you would like to sign up for this course, please click on the ‘Pay now’ link. Alternatively, contact Jarek Lodzinski at Lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk or call: 020 8349 5600, Tuesday – Thursday, 9am – 4pm. You can pay by cheque (made payable to Leo Baeck College) or by credit/debit card.

Frank.picRabbi Dr Frank Dabba Smith

Jews and Their Cameras

4-week course at Leo Baeck College

Thursday 7.30-9.00pm

Dates: 22 November -13 December 2018

Course Description:

We will examine, in detail, the work of selected Jewish photographers and relevant historical contexts. Participants do not need any camera or technical knowledge of photography but need to be visually aware and receptive to critical concepts.

Rabbi Dr Frank Dabb-Smith talking about Ernest Leitz saving Jews from Nazi persecution in Germany:

Biography:

Frank Dabba Smith was born in 1955 in California and earned his first degree in Linguistic Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley.   After working as a freelance photographer and teacher, he trained to be a Liberal Rabbi at Leo Baeck College in London and has served since 1997 at Mosaic Liberal Synagogue (formerly known as Harrow and Wembley Progressive Synagogue).  He holds MA degrees in Hebrew and Jewish studies as well as in Photographic Studies. His PhD dissertation at University College London (UCL) is concerned with the behaviour of the renowned camera manufacturer Ernst Leitz of Wetzlar during the Holocaust. He teaches courses on dying, death and bereavement as well as on the Holocaust to rabbinic students at Leo Baeck College. Frank Dabba Smith’s publications include My Secret Camera (Harcourt and Frances Lincoln, 2000) and Elsie’s War (Frances Lincoln, 2003).   Solo photographic exhibitions have included Leica Gallery (New York City, 2012), SAK-Art Museum (Svendborg, Denmark, 2012) and co-exhibiting with sculptor Jane McAdam Freud at the Priory Psychiatric Hospital (Roehampton, London, 2014).   He serves on the International Advisory Committee of EcoPeace-Middle East, as Vice-Chair of the Brent Multi-faith Forum, on the Independent Advisory Group of the Metropolitan Police in the London Borough of Brent and as a trustee to Berakah-Arts.  Frank Dabba Smith has been married to Cathy since 1986 and they have three children:  Miriam (1991), Lewis (1995) and Sarah (1997).

 

PRICES  4 session course
 Full price £60.00Pay Now
 Returning student -10% £54.00Pay Now
More than one course/semester paid  – 10% £54.00Pay Now
Returning student and more than one course/ semester paid – 20% £48.00Pay Now

If you would like to sign up for this course, please click on the ‘Pay now’ link. Alternatively, contact Jarek Lodzinski at Lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk or call: 020 8349 5600, Tuesday – Thursday, 9am – 4pm. You can pay by cheque (made payable to Leo Baeck College) or by credit/debit card.

Please see disclaimer at the end of this document.

Rene2018RABBI DR RENE PFERTZEL

Reading troubling texts from Torah

4-week course LIVE ONLINE

Thursday 7.30-9.00pm

Dates: 8, 15 November, 13, 20 December  2018

The sessions will be recorded and available to participant for 7 days after the class.

Testimonial:

I’m not sure what I expected when I signed up for the four-week online course on ‘Reading troubling texts from Torah’ as part of the Lehrhaus programme at Leo Baeck College. I remember wondering if I’d end up in a group of students who were well-informed in Talmudical hermeneutics, leaving me with nothing much to contribute apart from ‘That text just makes me really uncomfortable.’ Also, I wondered about the online format. Would it all be technical and distant? Despite those misgivings, I decided to give it a go. I’m so glad that I did.

First of all, the format worked extremely well. The use of Zoom to connect us all produced very few hitches. We could see and hear each other clearly so it felt as if we were gathered around a table, poring over the selected texts and puzzling about them together. My fellow students brought diverse insights to the texts, drawn from their studies, experiences and reflections and we treated each other’s contributions with interest and respect. Over time we really began to feel like a community of inquiry.

As I reflect on the course, I notice that I’ve talked about the students first rather than the course leader, Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel. I think that’s because René’s approach was focused on creating and directing an effective learning group, something he did with skill, subtlety and care. He shared his deep knowledge of Torah and his wide-ranging, creative insights into the texts. At the same time he knew exactly which questions to ask to encourage our explorations and to ‘unlock’ sometimes unexpected layers of resonance and meaning. Under René’s guidance and encouragement, I found familiar texts that I’d often glossed over began to speak in fresh ways.

Needless to say, I was delighted to learn that our initial four-week course on ‘troubling texts’ was being extended and I signed up at once. I’d really encourage anyone who’s interested in Biblical study – whether Jewish or not – to come and join us as we continue our journey of learning. You’ll be warmly welcomed as we make a place for you at our online table!

This is an amazing opportunity to join us on-line from wherever you are in the world! Enjoy learning from the comfort of your home.We use the ZOOM on-line platform for our classes which is highly interactive and very easy to use. Please contact lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk

Course Description:

Every Shabbat morning, Jews around the world read a portion of the Torah, the five first books of the Hebrew Bible. If some of the narratives and laws seem straightforward to modern readers, many of them are puzzling and even disconcerting. How do we read and respond to these troubling biblical narratives and laws? In this course, we will read some of these texts, try to understand how the medieval commentators, the mefarshim, read and understood them, and how we can relate to them today as modern readers.

If you are curious to know more, please join us for this fascinating four-week course on “Troubling Texts of the Torah”.

Biography:

Before his Rabbinic ordination in July 2014, Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel held various teaching positions in France. He earned a teaching degree in 1990, the “Agrégation d’Histoire”, and taught in French High Schools, as well as a year at the Sorbonne in Paris, where he taught a course in Anthropology of Judaism. He earned a PhD in Biblical Studies from the University of Strasbourg, France, in 2004. He examined the unofficial corrections of scribes (Tikkuney Soferim) that can be revealed by comparing the different textual traditions of the Hebrew Bible.

He began working with Progressive communities in France in the 1990s, mainly in his hometown, Strasbourg. He had also a long term partnership with the Liberal community in Lyons, Keren Or, which he served as Rabbi between 2014 and 2016. After two years of commuting between Lyons and London, where he served the Liberal Jewish Synagogue in St Johns Wood, Rabbi René Pfertzel decided to work full-time with Kingston Liberal Synagogue, a constituent of Liberal Judaism. He is currently the chair of the EUPJ Rabbinic Conference and works closely with the EUPJ management. Alongside his rabbinic work, Rabbi René Pfertzel is working on a digital catalogue edition of the sermons of the late Rabbi John D. Rayner, under the auspices of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue.

 

We will be using ZOOM, an on-line platform for all our sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience:

  1. To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

  1. Please test your connection to Zoom here.
  1. For a clear audio connection, we ask that you please use headphones with a microphone.

 

Please see disclaimer at the end of this document.

SPRING 2019 courses:

RABBI PROFESSOR JONATHAN MAGONETjonathanmagonet:

Some foolish men and a feisty woman in the Biblical ‘Early Prophets’

LEHRHAUS ON THE ROAD at South London Liberal Synagogue

4 week course on Sundays from 11.00am to 12.30pm

Dates: 3, 10, 17 and 24 February 2019

 

Course Description:

The compilers of the Hebrew Bible made the unusual decision to classify the Books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings under the category of ‘prophecy’ and not the more obvious label ‘history’, as they are organised in Christian Bibles. This means that we are forced to read them not simply as recording past events of mere antiquarian interest, but as offering reflections on contemporary life; not in terms of future events foretold, but as recurring patterns of human experience and behaviour from which to learn. So, we will study the rise of a despot (Abimelech); an over-pious and -zealous soldier (Jephthah); a shrewd but unnamed woman (the mother of Samson); and a prophet who gets it wrong (Samuel).

Biography:

Rabbi Professor Jonathan David Magonet is a British Jewish theologian, former Vice-President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, and a biblical scholar. He is highly active in Christian-Jewish dialogue, and in dialogue between Jews and Muslims. For twenty years he was the Principal, now retired, of Leo Baeck College, the first liberal Jewish seminary for all of Europe created after World War II. He lectures regularly on Bible at the College, in Germany and Japan and is the editor of the College’s journal European Judaism. He is part of the team creating new editions of the prayer books of the Movement for Reform Judaism.

 

The special sponsored price for this course is £35. Pay Now

 

Please see disclaimer at the end of this document.If you would like to sign up for this course, please click on the ‘Pay now’ link. Alternatively, contact Jarek Lodzinski at Lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk or call: 020 8349 5600, Tuesday – Thursday, 9am – 4pm. You can pay by cheque (made payable to Leo Baeck College) or by credit/debit card.

Miriam EMIRIAM EDELMAN

Introduction to Jewish Ethics: Torah of Money

4 week live ONLINE course

Thursday 7.00 – 8.30pm

Dates: 7, 14, 21, 28 February 2019

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants for 7 days after the class.

Course Description:

Judaism offers guidance for every aspect of our lives, and our economic activity is no exception. Join us for an introduction, including traditional and contemporary texts and some insights from organisational psychology, to discuss wealth and poverty, tzedakah (charitable obligations), profit, conducting business; employees, and the nature of work.

Week 1:  Intro to Jewish Ethics; Wealth

Week 2:  Poverty; Tzedakah

Week 3:  Profit; Conducting Business

Week 4:  Employees; Work

 

Biography:

Miriam is an organisational psychologist who has worked across multiple continents for over thirty years.  Her experience in management, technology, academia, and consulting has involved working with people throughout organisations including CEO/Board level. A proficient communicator with a Masters in Organisational and Social Psychology from the London School of Economics (MSc (Dist) 2004), Miriam has particular interests and expertise in decision-making, culture, research, organisational design and strategic transformation, client/supplier relationships, knowledge processes, business processes, business-focused technology development, change and innovation, investment funds, and international/intercultural organisations and experiences.

Miriam grew up in a do-it-yourself congregation in a small university town in Kansas, raised with strong Jewish values around community and social justice.  She is a passionate advocate, trained by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in North America as a community activist and leader for congregational social action.  She has been actively involved in social justice community work and initiatives in the US and UK.

Miriam is also committed to learning, text study, and informal education; she has taught religious school in the US and UK, primarily teaching social justice, ethics, and practical Judaism to 12 to 16 year olds.  Miriam taught the Religious Studies Judaism GCSE from 2015-2017 for Wimbledon Synagogue (where she has been a member since 2003), and now teaches a bespoke curriculum for those years, Judaism and Ethics for Teens, which she co-developed.  She attended her first Limmud conference in 1995, and has been a dedicated activist and volunteer since suggesting that there should be some social justice programming, and thus being co-opted to create such a track; she is currently a Trustee and Treasurer of the Limmud organisation.

Miriam is a member of Wimshul Cooks, and regularly cooks, bakes, and teaches about Jewish food. Miriam also has a special interest in modern Jewish music.

 

The payment page coming soon.

 

We will be using ZOOM, an on-line platform for all our sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience:

  1. To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

  1. Please test your connection to Zoom here.
  1. For a clear audio connection, we ask that you please use headphones with a microphone.

 

Melissa Raphael FINALPROFESSOR MELISSA RAPHAEL

Reflections on Women in Modern Jewish Philosophy, History and Art

4 week live ONLINE course

Sunday 11.00am- 12.30pm

Dates: 3, 10, 17, 24 March 2019

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants for 7 days after the class.

Course Description:

This course will begin with feminist reflections on modern Jewish readings of the story of the creation of woman in Genesis 2 (Hebrew not required).  Our discussion will set the scene for an introduction to ideas of the feminine in modern Jewish philosophy, especially that of Emmanuel Levinas.  The third part of the course will explore recent historical research on women’s experience of the Holocaust, showing how remembering the gender-distinctive aspects of Jewish suffering and resistance can deepen our knowledge and understanding of the catastrophe.  The course will end with an invitation to respond to the religious and political thinking that informs the work of Jewish feminist artists such as Joan Semmel, Helène Aylon, and Laurie Simmons.

 

Biography:

As well as teaching at Leo Baeck College in the areas of modern Jewish thought and Jewish responses to evil and suffering, Melissa Raphael is Professor of Jewish Theology at the University of Gloucestershire and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Chichester.  She has been the Sherman Lecturer in Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester; the Hussey Lecturer in the Church and the Arts at the University of Oxford, and the British Government’s Foreign Office delegate to the International Task Force on Holocaust Remembrance and Research.

Professor Raphael is the author of numerous articles and books.  Her books include Thealogy and Embodiment: The Post-Patriarchal Reconstruction of Female Sacrality (Sheffield Academic Press, 1996); Rudolf Otto and the Concept of Holiness (Oxford University Press, 1997); The Female Face of God in Auschwitz:  A Jewish Feminist Theology of the Holocaust (Routledge, 2003), and Judaism and the Visual Image: A Jewish Theology of Art (Continuum, 2009).

Professor Raphael’s new book, Religion, Feminism and Idoloclasm: Being and Becoming in the Women’s Liberation Movement will shortly be published by Routledge.  She is also an editor, with responsibility for Jewish art, of the Encyclopedia of Religion and the Arts 1500 – The Present (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

The payment page coming soon.

 

We will be using ZOOM, an on-line platform for all our sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience:

  1. To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

  1. Please test your connection to Zoom here.
  1. For a clear audio connection, we ask that you please use headphones with a microphone.

 

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RABBI DR RENE PFERTZEL

Textes troublants de la Torah

4 week live ONLINE course in FRENCH

Thursday (Jeudi) 19.30- 21.00 (continental time)

Dates:  24 janvier , 31 janvier,  7 février,  14 février

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants for 7 days after the class.

Course Description:

Les textes de la Torah sont anciens, et le monde qui les a vus naître très différent du nôtre. Nous les lisons chaque Chabbat, et parfois nous sommes heurtés par leur contenu. Durant cette première série de cours, nous lirons des récits (Aggadah) de la Genèse qui parlent de relations intrafamiliales, des rapports entre hommes et femmes, parents et enfants, ainsi que des textes de Halakha, loi juive, dont le contenu peut nous sembler surprenant.

Biography:

Le Rabbin René Pfertzel est titulaire d’un doctorat en Sciences Bibliques obtenu à l’Université de Strasbourg en 2004. Il a été ordonné Rabbin au Leo Baeck College à Londres en 2014, et sert actuellement la communauté juive libérale de Kingston au sud de Londres.

Testimonial:

Je ne savais pas à quoi m’attendre quand je me suis inscrite aux quatre semaines de cours en ligne qui avaient pour sujet « Une lecture des textes troublants de la Torah » et se déroulent dans le cadre du programme Lehrhaus du Leo Baeck College. Je me souviens que je craignais un peu de me retrouver dans un groupe d’étudiants très à l’aise dans l’exégèse Talmudique, où je ne pourrai pas beaucoup contribuer et resterai avec pour seul acquis « ce texte qui me met vraiment mal à l’aise. » En outre, je me posais des questions sur le format de cours en ligne. Est-ce que tout cela serait juste technique et lointain? Malgré ces réticences, j’ai décidé de me lancer. Je suis tellement contente de l’avoir fait !

Tout d’abord, le format a très bien fonctionné. L’utilisation du Zoom pour se connecter s’est bien passée. Nous étions capables de nous voir et de nous entendre très clairement donc c’était comme si nous étions réunis autour d’une table, penchés sur les textes sélectionnés et ayant ensemble les sentiments de gêne ou d’embarras. Mes collègues ont apporté leurs éclairages sur les textes, tirés de leurs études, leurs expériences et leur réflexion, et nous avons écouté les contributions des uns et des autres avec intérêt et respect. Au fil du temps, nous avons vraiment commencé à nous sentir comme une communauté d’étudiants.

Quand je relis ce que je viens d’écrire je me rends compte que j’ai parlé d’abord des étudiants plutôt que de l’animateur et responsable du cours, le rabbin Dr René Pfertzel. Je pense que c’est parce que l’approche de René était subtilement axée sur la mise en place et la direction d’un véritable groupe d’études, et il l’a fait en y apportant beaucoup de soin et de manière subtile. Il a partagé sa profonde connaissance de la Torah et la variété de ses points de vue ainsi que son approche créative de l’analyse des textes. Ceci sans oublier de poser les bonnes questions et encourager nos explorations et à « débloquer » parfois des niveaux de sens qui résonnent de manière inattendue. Grâce aux conseils et encouragements de René, je me suis familiarisée avec les textes que j’avais auparavant souvent laissés de coté ou passé sous silence et commencé à trouver une manière rafraichissante d’en parler.

Inutile de dire que j’ai été ravie d’apprendre que le cours initial de quatre semaines sur «les textes troublants dans la Torah » allait continuer, je me suis inscrite aussitôt. J’encourage vraiment tous ceux qui s’intéressent à l’étude biblique – juifs ou pas – à venir se joindre à nous alors que nous continuons notre cheminement à travers ces textes. Vous serez chaleureusement accueillis et nous serons heureux de vous faire une place autour de notre table virtuelle !

Adrian Coyle

 

The payment page coming soon.

Nous utiliserons la plateforme en ligne ZOOM pour toutes les sessions. Voilà les instructions pour tester votre connection AVANT la séance afin d’être sur que cela fonctionne le jour J:

1. Afin de vous familiariser avec Zoom, veuillez cliquer sur le lien ci-dessous pour obtenir des informations de base :

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

2.Merci de tester votre connexion Zoom ici.

3. Pour une bonne qualité audio, nous vous invitons à utiliser un casque ou des oreillettes avec micro intégré.

 

 

 

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ULPAN – Modern Hebrew – Beginners

8-week ONLINE course

Tuesday 5.30 – 7.30pm  (other dates available if sufficient demand)

Dates: 05 February- 2 April 2019  (no session 26/02)

 

Course Description:

  • For students who do not know the Hebrew alphabet either in block or script
  • For students who are unable to communicate at all in Hebrew

 

Biography: coming soon

 

If you are interested in this course, please contact Jarek at lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk

The price for 8-week course is £160

 

 

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ULPAN – Modern Hebrew – Intermediate

8-week ONLINE course at LBC

Tuesday 3.15 – 5.15pm (other dates available if sufficient demand)

Dates: 05 February- 2 April 2019  (no session 26/02)

 

Course Description: 

  • For students who can read and write in Hebrew block and script with confidence
  • For students who are able to communicate in Hebrew about day to day subjects but want to improve their ability to speak, to watch Israeli films, listen to Israeli radio and read Israeli newspapers
  • For students who do not know or have partial knowledge of the past and/or future tenses

*Students will be assessed by the teacher before entering this level

 

 

Biography: coming soon

 

If you are interested in this course, please contact Jarek at lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk

The price for 8-week course is £160

LEHRHAUS COURSES – CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

Cancellation by You

You are asked to let us know as soon as possible – either by email to info@lbc.ac.uk or any other Leo Baeck College email address as provided as main contact at the time of booking (or by calling 020 8349 5600) – if you are unable to attend a Leo Baeck College event or course you have paid for.

In the event of you having to cancel your booking, our refund policy will depend on the type of event you were booked on and how much notice we are given. In general:

  • More than 28 days’ notice – Provided you let us know a minimum of 28 full days before the day of the event / start of the course, you will be refunded 100 percent of the ticket / course price.
  • Between 28 and 7 days’ notice – If you let us know between 28 and 7 full days before the day of the event / start of the course, you will be refunded 50 percent of the ticket / course price.
  • Less than 7 days’ notice – If you let us know less than 7 full days before the day of the event, we will not be able to offer you any automatic refund. In certain circumstances we may adopt a different policy so please contact us directly.

You do not need to supply your credit card details again simply your name, the course or event code and the receipt number given to you when your booking was confirmed.

Payment will be returned to the original account.

Transferring a Booking

In cases where a refund is not possible, or where only a partial refund is possible, you may opt instead to send a friend in your place for no additional charge, subject to the following restriction(s):

  • We kindly request that you, as the person who has made the booking, vouch for the person you have transferred your booking to.
  • We kindly request that you, as the person who has made the booking, let us know in advance of the transfer so that we can inform security (where security has been provided) of the name change.

We do reserve the right to decline any booking transfer in certain circumstances but will inform you in such instances.

Cancellation by Us (Leo Baeck College or designated agent provider)

Cancellation may be necessary in exceptional circumstances and Leo Baeck College reserves  the right in its absolute discretion to cancel an event. If this occurs you will be offered a full  and prompt refund of all monies you have paid. However, if cancellation of an event occurs, Leo Baeck College will not pay any compensation, nor be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by you as a result.

PLEASE NOTE:

Once students have paid for a course/s they will be sent a registration form in order to complete the enrolment process.

All fees require payment in full before the start of a course.

Courses will only run with a minimum number of students and the College reserves the right to cancel any course. In this instance, the fee paid by the student will be reimbursed.

Once a course has started unfortunately we are unable to reimburse any fees to students who withdraw from a course.